Julie Copeland (at right), a Temple University Fox Business School alumnus and the CEO of Arbill, an award winning, privately-held, safety company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, was inducted into Temple University’s League for Entrepreneurial Women (“The League”) Hall of Fame on October 16, 2018.
The League is an advocacy initiative that addresses the growing challenges and interests of entrepreneurial women in the Temple community, the Greater Philadelphia region, and beyond.
Each year the League for Entrepreneurial Women recognizes alumnae who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and made outstanding achievements as innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. Moreover, Temple noted that the Hall of Fame inductees serve as role models for Temple students and alumni with entrepreneurial aspirations.
When asked about her induction, Copeland stated “I am a proud Temple alumnus and am grateful for the recognition of The League. I have benefited greatly from exceptional business women who have served as my mentors and I look forward to continuing that process of helping other women business owners, students and aspiring entrepreneurs.”
Under Copeland’s tutelage, beginning in 2005, Arbill has been on the forefront of providing services and products that significantly reduce workplace injuries. A true innovator, Copeland created Arbill’s SafetyCare program that provides a comprehensive safety solution that includes safety services, products, programs and technology. This program has become so effective at reducing workplace injuries that Arbill guarantees it will reduce its client’s injuries by 10%.
To provide maximum safety protection to Arbill’s end users, Julie has expanded the company’s line of personal protective equipment that is manufactured under the Truline brand. With nearly 1,000 products in the line, as well as the ability to custom manufacture product to engineer our injuries, Truline has become one of the most respected and desired brands in the safety space.
Some of the marque companies who count on Arbill to make sure their employees go home safely include Coca-Cola, Amtrak, AK Steel, GlaxoSmithKline, and thousands more.
Aside from her CEO duties, Copeland also administers Pay It Forward Sports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing footwear to children around the world who would otherwise go barefoot.
From a leadership perspective, Julie is the former Chair of the 13,000-member Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a recent inductee into their Hall of Fame.
She also serves on several boards, including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Gentex. In addition, her civic leadership includes being appointed Chair of a Roundtable on Women in Business by Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle and she is a member of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe’s subcommittee for Inclusion and Certification.
> As the leading provider of safety services, safety technology and safety products, Arbill is literally saving lives every day at industrial worksites throughout the United States. An award-winning supplier of all-things safety, for nearly 75 years, Arbill’s clients have counted on Arbill to make sure their employees go home safely after every shift. To assure our clients meet their safety goals, Arbill’s safety professionals are revolutionizing the way companies incorporate safety into their daily routines.
Through Arbill’s comprehensive SafetyCare program offering over 60 safety services and technology tools and more than 200,000 stocked safety products (including nearly 1,000 items manufactured under Arbill’s highly-respected Truline brand), Arbill makes it easy for safety conscious firms to provide their team members with the tools they need to create a culture of safety throughout their organization and reduce injuries. Arbill is a women-owned business and a member of WBENC.
For more information on Arbill, visit www.arbill.com