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Philly Case Company Featured in Projection, Lights and Staging News Company Spotlight

December 7, 2018
Philly Case is highlighted in the company spotlight article in the December 2018 issue.

For over 75 years, Philly Case Company has been building custom shipping cases in South Philadelphia, PA. With its long history of operation under family ownership, the company is a picture of how the great American dream is still attainable with the right attitude and perseverance, and people.

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Philly Case Announces GSA Contract Award to Supply Shipping Cases to Government Buyers

December 20, 2012
Philly Case, a leading shipping case manufacturer and distributor, announces its GSA contract award, (contract # GS-02F-040AA) to supply shipping cases to government and military buyers under GSA Schedule 81 I B (Shipping, Packaging, Packing Supplies) in SIN (Category) 617 2.

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Aluminum Cases Now Offered by Philly Case

March 1, 2011
Philly Case now offers tough aluminum cases that are strong, lightweight and made in the USA from 100% aluminum. Aluminum cases are available to purchase online on the Philly Case website.

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Philly Cases Introduces New Online Buying for Shipping Cases on Revamped Website

June 6, 2009
Philly Case now offers ecommerce capabilities for purchasing shipping cases online on the newly revamped website at Philly Case is a leading case manufacturer offering ATA cases, trade show cases, poly cases, and shipping cases for plasma/LCD screens, graphics, sports equipment, tools and many more uses.

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Philadelphia Business Journal: Philly Case creates a fit like a glove

September 16, 2002
Except from story: "Custom-case construction may not sound like a lucrative niche, but, in fact, there is plenty of work to be had. Philly Case's tailor-made containers have ensured the safe transport of everything from half-million-dollar computers to irreplaceable musical instruments, and those who rely on Barbati's craftsmanship say his work is second to none."

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Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia's Barbati family celebrates 75 years of protective shipping case manufacturing


Every day, users of thousands of different objects-from bass drums to movie cameras to medical equipment-face the same question: how do you get those special items from place to place...all in one piece?

No matter what it is you're trying to ship, carry or move, chances are that somebody in the Barbati family has built a custom-made protective case for it sometime over the years. The family started in the custom case business over 75 years ago. Vince Barbati says, "I started building shipping cases with my Uncle when I was fourteen years old, and I've been in this business all my life"

Vince Barbati is an entrepreneur as well as the heir to three quarters of a century of tradition. He and his wife Mary Ann founded their own firm, Philadelphia Fiber Case Company in 1990 with 5,000 square feet and no customers. Today, the company is best know to its many customers - including organizations such as the Philadelphia Orchestras - as Philly Case, and occupies 30,000 square feet with thousands of customers. The firm is one of the leaders in its field, with annual sales of over $1 million.

Philly Case is a leader in other ways as well, Like Vince and Mary Ann, the employees have deep experience in the case-making business. Indeed, its long-term employees give the company hundreds of years of cumulative experience-more, probably, then anyone else in the field. The on-staff designers, the Barbati's explain, are true craftsmen at space/weight ratios.

In addition to experience, Philly Case is a versatile company; it's one of the only case-makers in the country to offer a complete range of custom ATA, roto-molded, and lightweight poly cases. "We make 'em all," says Vince. "In fact, if you go to the shore this summer, take a look at the vintage shoulder-slung boxes the ice-cream peddlers use. We make those, too."

Summing up his company's position as it celebrates the family's case-making diamond jubilee, Vince Barbati says, We go back 75 years to my grandfather's day, and we're proud of it. At the same time, we're very much part of the 21st Century. The world gets more mobile and more global all the time, which means the need for expertise such as ours will only increase. If it moves, Philly Case will be there to help it move safely.


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