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Lycoming College alumnus Daniel Langdon was recently appointed to a new Pennsylvania public-private council tasked with identifying and prioritizing top issues that can sustain and enhance manufacturing in the state. The council's formation was by Governor Tom Corbett on Nov. 21.
Langdon is president of East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Lyon Station, which makes thousands of different sizes and types of lead-acid batteries, battery accessories, and wire and cable products for virtually any application. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming in 1973 and serves on the College's board of trustees.
The council, led by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, consists of 23 members from a cross-section of manufacturing interests including heavy machinery, minerals, pharmaceuticals, plastics, steel and textiles.
The group will focus on specific subjects, including taxes and the regulatory climate in Pennsylvania, talent and innovation, international markets, energy costs, efficiency, and research and development.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.