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Who are this year’s Tech 50 honorees?

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Technology Council has unveiled its annual list of the city’s top 50 technology leaders and innovators. For the past 22 years, the Tech 50 Awards have served as a celebration and a showcase for tech companies in the Pittsburgh region. Finalists are recognized across categories dedicated to innovators in fields […]

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Innovation Works celebrates 20 years and $78 million invested in Pittsburgh companies

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT  Pittsburgh When Innovations Works first opened its doors in 1999, Google was still beta-testing out of Palo Alto. Amazon mostly just sold books. And Bakery Square in East Liberty? It was sitting vacant because Nabisco had left town. What a difference 20 years can make. “It is absolutely incredible to look at where Pittsburgh’s […]

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Creating a ‘New’ Organization to Reach Target Conditions

IGS Industries IGS Industries is a custom part and sealant manufacturer that offers stock and custom metal work parts, non-metallic parts, brand-name and custom sealants, gaskets, shims, and auxiliary products. IGS industries has been in business since 1961 and employs approximately 120 people. The company was operating their processes dependent upon outdated standards and practices, with […]

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Manufacturing Assistance Center in Homewood provides training and 95% job placement

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh Donald Harmuth graduated from South Fayette High School this past spring and is building on the training he got at the Manufacturing Assistance Center in Homewood to pursue a degree in Engineering Physics at Westminster College this fall. “I was surprised by what we could do with the equipment we […]

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Process Mapping

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI) Mitsubishi Electric Power Products (MEPPI) is a manufacturer that serves the North American power systems and rail transportation industries. Their products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, nuclear power plant control systems, uninterruptible power supplies, and […]

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