November 8, 2018

Advent Design/TESCO Named Manufacturer of the Year

Philadelphia, PA (November 8, 2018) – TESCO – The Eastern Specialty Company (TESCO) and its parent company Advent Design Corporation were named Manufacturer of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s 36th Annual Excellence Awards held at SugarHouse Casino on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

According to Advent Design Owner and CEO Bill Chesterson, the diversity of services and custom approach to solving customer’s problems has allowed for the development of the company with many opportunities and directions to grow. He also added, “The business community in this area is very diverse, and has offered a great variety and depth of services and support for our company.” The centralized location on the east coast has also contributed to the company’s success.
TESCO, a division of Advent Design, was credited for adding significant growth to the company with a suite of new products for the utility industry.

Each year, the Excellence Awards celebration attracts hundreds of prominent business leaders to recognize the people and companies that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of our region’s economy and small to mid-size business community.

Manufacturer of the Year Award Bill and Tom


TESCO (The Eastern Specialty Company) is a manufacturer and service provider to the electric utilities industry. TESCO is owned and staffed by engineers with a passion for quality and a clear understanding of the needs of their customers and their vision of the future of the utility industry. Their broad product portfolio helps utilities to manage precious resources responsibly and efficiently.

TESCO, founded more than 100 years ago, is constantly evolving and works to address and solve the most challenging metering problems. One of TESCO’s continued strengths is the company’s ability to work successfully with utility clients in a variety of capacities. As customers’ needs have changed, TESCO has responded by providing new products and services to meet the needs of a continuously changing market.

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