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Manufacturing Day kicks off 40 Student-Created Video Projects about Local Manufacturers

by Tom Reed, Catalyst Connection Manufacturing Day is a national celebration each year on the first Friday in October. In 2017, 2,846 events were posted on the MFGDAY website, which largely consisted of manufacturing companies opening their doors to offer a tour to local students to see what happens inside a manufacturing facility. This a […]


The Evolving Workforce: The Skills Needed to Propel Manufacturing Forward

By: Mark Humphlett, Senior Director of Industry and Solution Strategy, Infor Manufacturing Day, October 6, shines a much-deserved spotlight on one of the most critical industry in the U.S. –  manufacturing. The industry employs 12.3 million hard-working men and women, about 9 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Today’s workers are experienced and skilled. They […]


Feds help coal-mining regions with jobs, training

By Joe Napsha, Trib Live The federal government is aiding Pennsylvania’s coal-mining regions that were severely impacted by the decline in the industry by providing more than $3.2 million in aid for job training, economic diversification and helping spur start-up companies to create jobs, the Department of Commerce said Wednesday. The money funneled through the […]