Allison Moux

Catalyst Connection Receives CARES Act Funding

To assist small to medium-sized manufacturers with navigating through these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, Catalyst Connection received CARES Act funding to: Help manufacturers recover from workforce and supply chain interruptions. Apply for private insurance claims and disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Access resources at the federal, state, and local levels. […]

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Uniquely Abled Workers Bring Their Strengths to the L&S Shop Floor

As anyone who runs a machine shop can tell you, it can be difficult to find skilled workers with an interest in manufacturing. But the good news is they’re out there. You just have to look in new or unlikely places. For example, L&S Machine Company has found success employing individuals on the autism spectrum. […]

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Encouraging Women to Pursue Industrial Careers

with Allison Grealis & Aleah Titus While women make up 50% of the U.S. population, they comprise only 30% of the manufacturing workforce. Join Tony Uphoff in conversation with Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing and Vice President of Association Services for the Precision Metalforming Association, and Aleah Titus, LPG Operations Manager at ABB […]

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Pittsburgh Technology Council announces winners of this year’s Tech 50 Awards

By Julia Mericle, Technology Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosted its 23rd annual Tech 50 Awards Wednesday evening, honoring Southwest Pennsylvania’s top tech companies. The event, which attracted hundreds of attendees, took place at the Wyndham Grand downtown. The tech council determined winners by judging on growth in product or sales success, corporate […]

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Middle school students compete in video contest that asks ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’

By Stephen Huba, Trib Live The winners of a contest that paired 20 Western Pennsylvania manufacturers with 20 middle schools will be announced at Catalyst Connection’s annual manufacturing reception on Wednesday. The middle school students were encouraged to go behind the scenes and interview employees of local companies and submit videos for the “What’s So […]

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RMU to open manufacturing laboratory in the Lower Hill

By Luke Torrance, Pittsburgh Business Times Robert Morris University is adding on to its Energy Innovation Center. The university announced Monday that it would be opening a state-of-the-art additive manufacturing laboratory at the center, located in the Lower Hill District of Pittsburgh. The laboratory will be operated by the university’s School of Engineering, Mathematics and […]

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer

From the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy As part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement  from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately  $37 million, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately […]

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Pittsburgh nonprofit to bring machinist training program to EWCTC next year

BY NICK CAMMUSOBulletin StaffWriter As the demand for machinists in southwestern Pennsylvania continues to grow, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit is doing its part to fill the void. New Century Careers plans to add its Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) program at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) in Derry Township early next year. Implementation of the […]

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Financial Assistance Leads to Increased Production Capacity

5 Generation Bakers 5 Generation Bakers specializes in the manufacturing of gourmet cinnamon swirl breads and other specialty round shaped breads. The Baker family has been baking for Pittsburghers for over 135 years. Family traditions began in 1875 when Michael A Baker started the 7 Baker Brothers Bakery in the West End. Years later in […]

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NASA picks 9 companies to compete for $2.6 billion in lunar transportation contracts – including Lockheed Martin

By Michael Sheetz, CNBC The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected nine space companies on Thursday to compete for $2.6 billion in contracts developing technologies to reach and explore the moon. NASA picked Lockheed Martin, Astrobotic, Firefly Aerospace, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express, Draper, Intuitive Machines, Deep Space Systems and Orbit Beyond. The agency narrowed the field […]

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