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Welcome To The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association

The association provides support for its members through continuing industry education classes and an annual conference. We also offer The Connelly-Singer Scholarship Fund for deserving locksmiths.

GPLA 2024 Convention Dates Announced!

The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association is excited to announce that our 75th Anniversary Convention will be held from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, September 29th, 2024.

Don’t miss our biggest show ever! Join us for our 75th anniversary Grand Gala Convention. The Awards Banquet will be on Saturday, September 28th, 2024.

Interested exhibitors should contact Exhibit Chairman Ed Fitzgerald at 856-665-1311 or

For website/convention advertising, contact the convention chairman Sven K Hellwig Sr. at or 215-669-6444.

A partial class list is posted, please click ‘here‘.

Meet Our Website Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for helping the Greater Philadelphia Locksmith Association make its Mission a reality as well as sponsoring our trade show events.

Find A Locksmith

The Next GPLA Membership Meeting is Monday, March 18th, 2024

Location: To be held at Tiffany’s Diner. 9010 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19115.

Come for dinner at 7:00 pm ($25.00) or come at 7:45 pm to attend the meeting at no charge.

Rosters and IDs will be available at the March meeting.

Program: Logan Humphreys of INOX. Presenting access control in a box.

Time: 7:00 pm Food and Refreshments, 7:45 pm Meeting.

The Connelly-Singer Scholarship of GPLA

To celebrate our 75th Anniversary, GPLA will be awarding 15 full scholarships for three days of classes each at our 2024 annual convention – a $495.00 value! We encourage all interested locksmiths to apply for the Scholarship using the appropriate application (GPLA member or non-member applications) linked below.

Our Newly Elected Officers and Directors

2022-2023 Officers and Board Members
From L to R. Tony Wiersielis, the North East ALOA Director who performed the installation. Ron Marcinkowski, Director. Edw. Fitzgerald, President. Nelson Dayton Vice President. Dana Barnum Corr. Secretary. Maurice Onraet, Recording Secretary. Barry Wilensky, Sergeant of Arms. Sven Hellwig, Director. Paul Kline, Director. Cliff Shafer, Director. Marty Arnold, Treasurer. Jim Handschuh, Director. John Williams, Director.
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