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Filterbuy, Air Filter Manufacturing Plant, Will Create 120 Jobs in New Kensington

The Wolf Administration recently announced that an air filter manufacturer will be expanding its operations to Pennsylvania. The expansion will create about 120 full-time jobs in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Filterbuy, an Alabama-based, family-owned manufacturing organization, has plans to redevelop an old industrial building located in New Kensington. The company will be moving into the […]

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Catalyst Connection Receives EDA Grant to Create & Retain Jobs

By Patty Tascarella, Senior Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Catalyst Connection was awarded a $532,497 grant from the U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The grant was awarded to expand entrepreneurial services and resources through the development of a virtual maker-to-manufacturer commercialization center. The EDA grant is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 125 jobs […]

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Despite Pandemic-Related Challenges, JV Manufacturing has Largest Workforce in History

2020 was a challenging year, with unemployment at an all-time high and many businesses around the world closing their doors. However, some manufacturers in Southwestern PA have found ways to overcome these challenges. Despite all the pandemic-related challenges, JV Manufacturing, a carbide and dies manufacturer in Natrona Heights, PA, has thrived over the past year. […]

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Catalyst Connection Launches Manufacturing Ambassadors Program, Navigators

Catalyst Connection has piloted a new manufacturing ambassador program for 2021. The program, called Navigators, is modeled after a national best practice program created by the Manufacturing Institute. Throughout the program, a team of eight ambassadors from local manufacturing companies will be connected with local schools, after school programs, and participate in virtual experiences to inspire […]

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