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How to attract great workers? Local manufacturers learn innovative workforce development in Homewood

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh Our region’s manufacturing companies are a diverse bunch, producing everything from moon landers to chocolate pretzels. But for many companies, there’s one troubling commonality: They struggle to attract and retain new workers. It’s a perennial concern for the economic development nonprofit Catalyst Connection, which has produced several reports and initiatives sounding alarms about […]

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Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon

By Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch.com The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, and Orbit Beyond as the first three private companies to deliver science and technology payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of its Artemis program. In an announcement yesterday, the administration said that each lander will carry NASA-provided payloads to conduct science investigations and […]

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Calling all U.S. Energy Exporters: Opportunities in the Middle East & Africa

The annual Discover Global Markets conference this year will focus on the Middle East and Africa region, specifically in the Energy and Construction sectors and we are currently offering an early bird fee before August 2nd of $495 ($645 after August 2nd) and as you know, PA’s GAP will cover the registration fee, hotel and […]

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With help from ARM, WQED expands Inquire Within program to add advanced robotics

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh Starting with a part-time job as a high school sophomore, Liz Kostandinu has spent 16 years working in libraries across the Pittsburgh region. In that time, she has watched the field undergo seismic shifts as people’s reading lives moved from page to screen. “The face of libraries and library programming […]

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Becoming an Employer of Choice: Workplace Safety Tips to Implement Today

Safety in the workplace is a legal and moral responsibility for all companies. However, prioritizing and protecting the health and safety of employees is also a way to become an employer of choice. Promoting and maintaining a safe environment will allow a company to build a culture where employees feel valued and cared for, as […]

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4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased productivity and the scarcity of skilled workers. But what exactly do analysts and automation experts mean when they use the word […]

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DMI Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill, First of its Kind for a PA Manufacturing Facility

DMI Companies is proud to announce that their main manufacturing facility, located in Monongahela PA, is now classified as a zero waste to landfill facility. Spearheaded by an overall corporate vision of a sustainable future and innovative energy efficient product design, DMI is the first manufacturing facility to achieve the TRUE Silver zero waste to […]

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Students partner with manufacturers for video contest

By Eric Morris emorris@heraldstandard.com Students at several area middle schools this school year got to find out what’s “cool” about manufacturing, then they got to tell the world about it. A statewide video contest requiring students to profile companies with the production of short videos introduced teams of middle schoolers to local manufacturers and potential […]

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