Navy Yard Blog

News

April 4, 2022

The Navy Yard Welcomes: Maho Construction

  We are pleased to welcome Maho Construction LLC to the Navy Yard community. Maho Construction was established in 2019 as a commercial carpentry outfit specializing in all aspects of carpentry. With over 40 years of combined construction experience Maho Construction has established quality relationships with several property developers, Higher education, Industrial & Healthcare facilities

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News

March 30, 2022

The Navy Yard Welcomes: TB12

The Navy Yard is pleased to welcome TB12 Performance & Recovery Center to Philadelphia and the Navy Yard community! TB12 is transforming global health & wellness by empowering athletes and everyone looking to live an active lifestyle, to prevent injury, improve longevity, and perform their best.   The TB12 Method, inspired by the training method

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Development Updates

November 15, 2021

WuXi ATU Opens New Facility in Philadelphia, Tripling Testing Capacity to Support Global Customers

WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU), a wholly owned subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, announced the official opening of its advanced therapies testing facility at 400 Rouse Boulevard in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. The new facility, which includes 140,000 square feet laboratories, will further enhance the company’s Contract Testing, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CTDMO) business model by tripling the company’s previous

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Energy

November 1, 2021

Navy Yard Electric Utility Transitions Operations to Dominion Energy

Today Dominion Energy takes over the 10-year electric utility Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract for the Navy Yard. This contract was the culmination of a lengthy, highly competitive solicitation process announced in May 2021. Dominion Energy will provide responsive on-site management to the Navy Yard and its customers, who will gain industry-leading service reliability, financial

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Life Sciences

September 29, 2021

Iovance Biotherapeutics Celebrates Grand Opening of Iovance Cell Therapy Center (iCTC)

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IOVA), a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel T cell-based cancer immunotherapies (tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte, TIL, and peripheral-blood lymphocyte, PBL), is celebrating the official opening of the Iovance Cell Therapy Center (iCTC). The iCTC, located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, is the first centralized, scalable, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility dedicated to producing TIL cell therapies for patients with

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Cool Jobs

September 24, 2021

Philly Shipyard Hires 13 PIDC Workforce Development Program Graduates

PIDC and University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is thrilled to announce that we graduated and placed 14 program participants from our second Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives training program today!  These participants completed the three-week Shipyard Laborer Program in partnership with Philly Shipyard Inc. and 13 were extended a job offer for full-time permanent employment in the government and commercial shipbuilding industry starting at $14.00/hour. We partnered

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Amenities

July 22, 2020

Welcome Half Mad Honey with New Apiary

To further our place in Philadelphia’s ecological environment, we are pleased to announce that Half Mad Honey chose the Navy Yard as the site for its second apiary. The founders Amelia Mraz and Natasha Pham are the beekeepers behind this organization. Their overall goal is to empower people with mental illness through the therapeutic realm

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Community

July 10, 2020

Cool Jobs at the Navy Yard: Michael Giuliante’s 50th-Year Edition

The Navy Yard, home to 15,000 employees working at 170 companies, is full of awesome people doing great things. Each person here has a cool job with a unique story! Meet Michael Giuliante, Site Operations Manager with DTE Philadelphia, who is celebrating 50 years at the Navy Yard this summer. Recently, we had a chance to chat

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Community

June 25, 2020

Four Smoothie Making Workshops Designed to Boost Immunity, De-stress, & Energize!

In a time of uncertainty, high-stress, fear, and concern, we partnered with Caroline McGuire, Registered Nutritionist for Vincera Institute and owner of the Galley Cafe, to create a series of healthy and mood boosting smoothie workshops. 1. Virtual Sunshine Immunity Smoothie Workshop Watch the workshop here!  2. Virtual Energizer Limeade Smoothie Workshop Watch the workshop

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Community

April 21, 2020

Every day is Earth Day at the Navy Yard!

Today, the Navy Yard is a catalyst for innovation in the region and a national model for sustainability. Our assets and infrastructure make it a uniquely attractive place for businesses, with an emphasis on development, energy efficiency, and sustainability. We offer the region’s most densely populated collections of privately-owned LEED-certified buildings, a 35-megawatt unregulated electric

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Amenities

January 3, 2020

Jefferson Health Pharmacy Now Open!

Fully occupying 3 Crescent Drive, Jefferson Health offers over 15 specialties including walk-in telemedicine appointments to better serve health care needs. Now, the facility features a full-service retail pharmacy, accepting all Rx plans.

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Amenities

January 2, 2020

20 Navy Yard Businesses You Could Work For this Year!

As a historic, thriving waterfront district in Philadelphia, the Navy Yard is bustling with 15k people, 175 companies, and hundreds of career opportunities for all! Take a look at these 20 Navy Yard businesses that you could work for in 2020!

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Life Sciences

May 29, 2019

Iovance Biotherapeutics Announces New Facility at the Navy Yard to Support U.S. Production of Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte Cell Therapy Products

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc., a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement to build an approximately 136,000 square foot commercial-scale production facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for commercial and clinical production of autologous TIL products, including its candidate lifileucel.

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Tenants

March 23, 2019

Challenging the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

On Saturday, March 23, the American Welding Society (AWS) and Rhoads Industries (Rhoads) hosted students from high schools across the five-county Philadelphia region to compete in a shielded metal arch weld (SMAW) competition at the Navy Yard. 

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History

February 8, 2019

Naval Foundry Celebrates 100 Years; Now Doubling Workforce

Built in 1918 during the twilight of World War I, the original foundry building operated as part of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until 1995. The foundry still operates from that same building today, and forms the heart of what is now a 100 year old institution. 

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