A History Of Safety Leadership

A Future Where Every Worker Goes Home Safe After Every Shift

Learn About Arbill’s Commitment To Workplace Safety

Since our founding in 1945, Arbill has been and continues to be a leader in workplace safety. With a combination of safety training and personal protective equipment (PPE), Arbill’s products and services are designed with one goal in mind: keeping your workers safe.

Every day, in the United States, 13 workers are killed on the job. Workplace injuries shatter the lives of workers and their families, while drastically decreasing company efficiency and productivity.

Arbill envisions a world where every single worker makes it home safely after every single shift. There’s still a long way to go to reach that goal, but we won’t rest until we achieve it. To that end, our business continues to grow, change and evolve with new products and services.

Arbill seeks partners to join us in investing in the future as we work to revolutionize the way safety services are distributed. Helping companies control costs, engineer out safety risks and minimize exposure to safety-related claims while protecting every worker — these aren’t just our goals, they’re our mission.

Leadership

With a hands-on approach that invites collaboration, brainstorming and skill-sharing across industries and organizations, Arbill’s leadership team drives the company to be the premier provider of safety services and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Combining decades of safety industry experience and a passion for helping companies achieve workplace safety in cost-effective ways, Arbill’s leadership includes:

JULIE COPELAND
ROBYN ZLOTKIN
MARCELO RODRIGUEZ
BILL KEAY
JOSHUA GOLDSTEIN
ROBERT J. MURPHY
DAVID GLASS
BILL GABRIELE
David Gerhardt
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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Giving back to the community and to the world has always been a part of Arbill’s core values. That’s why we created the Give Back Initiative, a program designed to support disaster relief efforts wherever that support is needed.

Through our efforts, we collect and temporarily store safety supplies, water, non-perishable food items and medical supplies in our distribution centers before transferring them to the areas of need. We do this because the risks are high and unknown. Arbill gives back because we can leverage our own expertise in these critical times of need.

DIVERSITY

Arbill knows that maintaining a diverse and talented network of suppliers makes good business sense as they bring innovation, flexibility and enhanced opportunities for our business and theirs. Moreover, as a women owned company, Arbill understands the challenges of, and staunchly supports, diverse companies.

We also look to leading organizations in business diversity to continually identify and reach potential suppliers. These organizations include the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), and USLBN Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP).

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

To better understand the shifting needs and changing environments of various industries such as manufacturing, electrical and safety, Arbill maintains active memberships in a variety of organizations, including:

  • National Safety Council (NSC) – NSC is the leading non-governmental authority and advocacy group promoting safe work practices.
  • National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) – NAM is the leading pro-growth trade association and advocacy group for manufacturers in the country. Arbill CEO Julie Copeland has been appointed to the Board of NAM.
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI) – EEI is a utility trade association that supports Arbill’s utility customers.
  • Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S) – DA4S is a pharma/life sciences trade association that advocates for the inclusion of small- and minority-owned businesses in the Pharmaceutical/Life Science field.
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) - The world's largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle.
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Founded in 1997, WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States.
  • Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) - GWBC is a nonprofit Women’s Business Organization—ABOUT WOMEN, FOR WOMEN, TO EMPOWER WOMEN. Our region is inclusive of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the top states of the fastest growing number of women businesses in the country!
  • Women Presidents' Organization, Inc. (WPO). WPO is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies.
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – This organization represents a global community of leaders committed to the shared mission of “Becoming Better Leaders through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange™”
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM) – ISM is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM has over 50,000 members located in 100 countries. Our Dir. of Supply Chain, Robert Murphy, is a Past President of the ISM NJ affiliate.
  • Pennsylvania Subcommittee for Inclusion and Certification – In May 2016, Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, selected Arbill CEO, Julie Copeland, to serve on the Pennsylvania Subcommittee for Inclusion and Certification. The goal of the subcommittee is to encourage greater participation from small diverse businesses, such as minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled-veteran-owned small businesses, as well as organizations that provide meaningful employment and business opportunities for persons with disabilities.

CUSTOMERS

The language of safety is universal across all industries. Serving both private and public sectors, Arbill has the unique ability to assist customers of all sizes, from many different industries. Arbill’s main goal for all customers is to drive incidents out of the workplace.

We have customers ranging from very small shops needing basic training and supplies to multinational, Fortune 500 firms and government agencies deploying our products and services across multiple locations. Arbill serves various industries including manufacturing, transportation, waste management, paper mills, pharmaceutical, construction, bottled and canned drinks, general government, motorcycles, electric industrial supplies, motor vehicles and more.

Helping businesses keep workers safe since 1945, Arbill has the capabilities and the capacity to meet the changing needs of any business or organization.

SUSTAINABILITY

Arbill recognizes that sustainability stewardship and corporate responsibility are key components of the long-term success of our business. We view sustainability as our commitment to the environment, society, the economy, our employees and the communities we serve.

Arbill is committed to enhancing business value while minimizing environmental impacts and improving our operations, supply chain, products and services, all to create a healthier, more sustainable world.

In support of Arbill’s commitment to sustainability, we have implemented the following Environmental Impact Reduction initiatives:

  • Recycling

    In addition to recycling cans, paper and glass in our offices, Arbill uses only recycled pallets in our distribution centers and bundles and ships all paper, plastic and cardboard using an industrial bailer. Arbill has also partnered with TerraCycle, the world leader in recycling the non-recyclable to offer the Zero Waste Box®. This is a simple collection container that you can use to recycle all safety equipment and protective gear including ear plugs, gloves and even respirators. Each box comes with a pre-affixed return shipping label, making returns even easier. For more information, contact your Arbill Safety Expert or call 800-523-5367.  

  • Waste Minimization

    Arbill avoids any unnecessary pallet use by floor loading small package shipments from expedited carriers. Additionally, we are committed to minimizing waste with bulk packaging reductions from suppliers. We are also evaluating ways to reduce and reuse storm water from our parking lots and only use rechargeable electric forklifts.

  • Use of Recycled Materials

    Arbill uses recycled materials whenever possible, particularly with our pallet and cardboard usage. All common carrier shipments are sent utilizing plastic and recycled wood pallets. Box banding helps us reduce our use of cardboard. We also participate in a national pallet exchange program that uses heat-treated pallets to eliminate air contaminants and decrease the potential for infestation transfer.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Arbill reinforces our commitment to sustainability with a continuous focus on energy conservation. We are currently evaluating new energy conservation policies and practices including motion sensors and high-efficiency lighting upgrade.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2000-certified for quality assurance by the International Standards Organization
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)-certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • GSA Schedule 84 contract holder for supplying the federal government.

Awards:

  • SmartCEO Family Business Award 2015
  • Real Leaders Magazine Top 100 Visionary Leaders - Arbill CEO Julie Copeland
  • Coca-Cola Corporation Top Supplier 2013
  • Enterprising Women’s Top Women Entrepreneurs 2013
  • SmartCEO Philadelphia Top 50 Future Companies and Fastest Growing Companies 2012 and 2013
  • Top 500 Privately Held Businesses in the U.S. 2010 and 2011
  • Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. 2011
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council of Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey & Delaware Shining Star Award - Arbill CEO Julie Copeland
  • DiversityBusiness.com’s Top Women-Owned Businesses in Pennsylvania 2009 and 2010
  • U.S. Commerce Association’s Best of Philadelphia for Industrial Supplies 2009
  • Industrial Distribution Magazine’s Future Leader in Distribution - Arbill CEO Julie Copeland

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