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Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing and Student Video Reception

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

The Catalyst Connection Board of Directors is hosting the Annual Manufacturing Reception on February 20, 2020 at Nova Place located on the North Side at 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  Last year, more than 300 manufacturers and industry supporters gathered to network and promote our region’s manufacturing community.  They were joined by 400 students, parents and educators who participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video contest.  We expect another great event this year with the theme: Powering the Potential of Manufacturing.

2019-2020 Student Video Company and School Participants for Central Reception

Aero Tech Designs with Moon

AeroTech with Burrell

All-Clad Metalcrafters with South Fayette

Auma Actuators with Canon-McMillan

Cleaveland/Price with Elizabeth Forward

DMI Companies with Baldwin

Giffin Interiors with Peters Township

Intervala with Norwin

Kurt J. Lesker with Clairton

MECCO Marking and Traceability with Northgate

Natrona Bottling Company with Manchester Charter

Plaztuff USA with Montour

Premier Automation with Franklin Regional

RE2 Robotics with Pittsburgh Public Langley

Schroeder Industries with Mars

Seegrid Corporation with Mt. Lebanon

Stellar Precision Components with Norwin

Agenda for the Evening:

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking begins – hors d’oeuvres, bar and beverages will be available

7:00 p.m. – Guest speaker and recognition program

  • Guest Speaker Tony Uphoff  Tony will speak on the digital transformation of business and the overarching impact technology is having on business management and leadership. 2020 will be the year that manufacturing takes the stage as a vibrant high-tech field, shedding past misconceptions. There will be a need for tech workers in the space – not blue collar or white collar but new-collar workers who will be replacing the Boomer generation. Tony is President and CEO of Thomas, the parent company of Thomasnet.com: the leading platform for product sourcing and supplier selection for the Industrial and Manufacturing markets.

8:00 p.m. – Continued networking, food stations and beverages

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February 20
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nova Place
100 S. Commons Pittsburgh 15212 + Google Map