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This program wants to get ahead of manufacturing’s workforce problem

by Kim Lyons (article published on Technical.ly Philly) The ongoing lament from manufacturers in Western Pennsylvania and elsewhere is they can’t find qualified workers. But with advanced manufacturing continuing to play such a critical role in the local economy, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, it’s important to find a solution to […]

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Catalyst Connection plans to turn makers into manufacturers, readying them for new jobs

by Amanda Waltz, NextPittsburgh When it comes to employment, it’s important that we mind the gap. A new program in Pittsburgh is doing just that. Pittsburgh has experienced a massive amount of growth over the past few years, which has left certain industries struggling to keep up. A recently released Brookings report confirmed this theory, […]

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ISO 9001 Opens Doors for New Clients

ISO 9001 Opens Doors for New Clients AMS Electronics, Inc. AMS Electronics, Inc. (AMS) is located in Butler and manufactures electronic assemblies, cables and wire harnesses. AMS saw a growing benefit for their facility to be ISO 9001 certified, not only from current clients but from potential new customers. Catalyst Connection Quality/Process Improvement Consultant, Craig […]

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‘Making Your Future’ initiative strives to connect ‘makers’ to area manufacturers’ growing needs

by Michael Bradwell, Observer-Reporter Over the next decade, a growing manufacturing sector in the tri-state region will require 30,000 new workers to fill current and new vacancies. A new venture between Pittsburgh-area manufacturers of metals and advanced materials and Catalyst Connection, a nonprofit that works with small and mid-sized manufacturers – including those in Washington […]

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Catalyst Connection Launches Making Your Future Campaign To Boost Regional Manufacturing Workforce

PITTSBURGH, September 14, 2017 — Catalyst Connection, which has been helping regional manufacturers grow their businesses for more than 28 years, has announced the launch of its newest initiative – Making Your Future™, a venture of the Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community. The campaign aims to seek the “makers” in the Pittsburgh region and connect […]

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Upgrading Software Technology

Upgrading Software Technology BOSS Controls LLC BOSS Controls LLC is a 2012 start-up company, located in Allegheny County, that designs and sells innovative WiFi product solutions (Smart Plugs) to a wide range of commercial enterprises, universities, school districts and government. BOSS Smart Plugs gives customers control over their Plug Load which in turn, results in […]

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Consider Outsourcing Your Internal Audits

Internal audits are a powerful tool to improving processes within your organization. However, managing this process with your own team members can sometimes be problematic.  Here are five reasons why your company should consider outsourcing internal audits rather than handling the heavy lifting on your own: 1. Better adherence to schedule. Outsourcing internal audits helps to […]

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