By Mark Abrams

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — He didn’t don a helmet, or a leather jacket, or climb aboard a hog.

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Instead, Mayor Jim Kenney used his black SUV for the trip to South Philadelphia Thursday to check out a business that’s a household name among those who ride motorcycles.

The mayor headed for the Navy Yard business complex to check out RevZilla, which bills itself as the world’s largest e-Commerce retailer of motorcycle apparel, parts and accessories.

The mayor met with the work force and toured both the corporate offices and a fulfillment center.

“This kind of logistics business really just makes sense for us. The wages are terrific and the work environment is terrific.”

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Anthony Bucci is RevZilla’s CEO. He started the business in Philadelphia with two classmates he met at college.

“We’re Drexel guys and our backgrounds are e-Commerce and technology. And we were starting to get into motorcycling. We realized that there was a space in the industry for an experience-centric play. And, we started in our apartment in Old City eight and a half years ago.”

RevZilla is now $100 million a year business that employs 200 people.  And Bucci says he’s looking at expansion and adding to the workforce before the end of the year.


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