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Welcome To The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association

The GPLA Convention Store is now open! Early Bird Special: 20% off all classes if registered by August 26!

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.


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

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The Next GPLA Membership Meeting is Monday, September 19th, 2022.

We wish everyone a Happy Summer!

GPLA 2022 Convention Dates Announced!

The Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association is excited to announce that our 73rd Anniversary Convention will be held from Wednesday, September 28 thru Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the Clarion Hotel Philadelphia International Airport.
This year’s theme is: “Lock-up Your Future with Education”.
Please click HERE to be taken to the Convention page for more information.

The Connelly-Singer Scholarship of GPLA

The GPLA will award four scholarships for up to two days of classes each at our 2022 annual convention. 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

2020 GPLA Officers and Directors
L to R: Director-Jim Handschuh, President-Sven Hellwig, Director-Joe Reustle, ALOA AIL Director-John Truempy, Recording Secretary-Cliff Shafer, Director-Paul Kline, Director-Ed Fitzgerald, Director-Barry Wilensky, Vice President-Maurice Onraet, Treasurer-Marty Arnold, Corresponding Secretary-John Williams, Sargeant at Arms-Orvis Kline.
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