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Catalyst Connection’s 2023 Annual Report Shows How Organization is Helping to Strengthen Manufacturing in Southwestern PA and Beyond

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For Immediate Release Contact: Matt HoljesCatalyst Connection412.918.4262mholjes@catalystconnection.org Pittsburgh (Hazelwood), February 21, 2024 – Catalyst Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides consulting and training services to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in the 12-county southwestern Pennsylvania region accelerate revenue growth and improve productivity, has released its 2023 Annual Report. Last year marked Catalyst Connection’s 35th year of helping SMMs meet their strategic goals. In 2023, the organization generated almost…

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Celebrating Diversity in Manufacturing: Honoring Black History Month and Shaping the Future

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Black History Month is a poignant time to reflect on the importance of diversity in manufacturing. This celebration not only commemorates the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history but also underscores the critical role diversity plays in shaping the future of manufacturing industries. Acknowledging the historical context of manufacturing in the United States is crucial. From the earliest days of industrialization, African Americans have played pivotal roles…

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Pennsylvania Manufacturer on Track to Achieve Net Zero with Rooftop Solar

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BERNER CORPORATION HOSTED ‘SOLAR SWITCH ON’ EVENT 11 AM JANUARY 18TH, 2024. NEW CASTLE-BASED MANUFACTURER TO RECEIVE LODESTAR AWARD RECOGNIZING THEIR LEADERSHIP IN RENEWABLE ENERGY CHOICE NEW CASTLE, Pa _ Berner International, also known as Berner Air Curtains, and the PA Solar Center will formally kick off Berner’s solar array at a special “Solar Switch On” event 11 AM Jan. 18th at their location at 111 Progress Ave. New Castle.…

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Embark on a Path to Manufacturing Excellence with Catalyst Connection’s Apprenticeship Program!

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Are you ready to take your manufacturing skills to the next level? Catalyst Connection proudly presents our state-registered Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program, meticulously crafted to elevate entry-level manufacturing skills and carve a clear career trajectory for both current and new team members. This 18-month program offers manufacturers a unique chance to invest in their workforce through a customized, competency-based on-the-job training approach. Our program is designed to provide…

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New, Diverse Leadership Group is Ready to Help Us Become More Valuable to SMMs

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The start of a new year means fresh faces on our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. These influential professionals who are committed to driving innovation and growth in the manufacturing sector are of critical importance to the future of small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in the 12-county southwestern Pennsylvania region. As one of the largest Industrial Resource Centers in Pennsylvania and one of the country’s leading Manufacturing Extension…

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