Financial – Case Studies:

Financing to Expand Production (Glassautomatic)
Glassautomatic is a glass cutting and engraving company that sells tabletop giftware and personalized gifts under the Rolf Glass name. They are located in Westmoreland County in the historic glass-making town of Mount Pleasant. In 2015, Glassautomatic worked with Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection’s Managing Director, Finance, to purchase additional equipment so they can expand production of the glass items. READ MORE

Financial Assistance Leads to Increased Production Capacity (5 Generation Bakers)
The Baker family has been baking for Pittsburghers for over 135 years. Family traditions began in 1875 when Michael A Baker started the 7 Baker Brothers Bakery in the West End. Years later in 1938, Michael’s grandson Paul Baker opened Jenny Lee Bakery in Market Square. Challenges forced both bakeries to close their doors with 7 Baker Brothers in 1943 and Jenny Lee in 2008. Out of a desire to continue in the Baker Family baking traditions, 5 Generation Bakers was founded by Scott Baker in June 2009 as a commercial manufacturer of gourmet cinnamon swirl bread. After building the business in the original location in McKees Rocks, 5 Generation Bakers was forced to move due to the CSX expansion in McKees Rocks. READ MORE