Allison Moux

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter in the Workplace

As a business executive, it’s likely you’re familiar with the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commonly known as DEI, these three words represent a larger movement of modern-day companies who are working to create a more inviting and inclusive environment for a diverse range of talent.  However, these words are not simply a slogan that […]

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Looking for Entry-Level Welders? We have trained candidates!

Trainees that have graduated from our Operation Next welding training are looking for placement at regional manufacturing companies! These trainees are either graduating from programs that took place at CCAC West Hills or Pittsburgh Technical College.  Trainees had 140 hours in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) hands-on training including safe use of Oxy-fuel cutting and […]

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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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When the Time Comes to Upgrade ERP – Five Key Signs

We of course are referring to Enterprise Resource Planning software, or ERP. For a manufacturing firm, it’s that big software application that plans production materials, takes customer orders, conducts purchasing, production planning, inventory control and much more. And let’s not forget the accounting underbelly. A well-implemented modern ERP is a serious asset. Most notably represented […]

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Catalyst Connection is Offering Digital Manufacturing & Design Assessments

What is Digital Manufacturing & Design (DM&D)? Digital manufacturing & design (DM&D) is an integrated approach that brings together software, data, and control systems to model, simulate, analyze, control, and optimize both a product and its manufacturing systems performance.  This can range from implementing simple IoT solutions to gather data off shop equipment all the […]

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Improving Quality Management Systems: Creating Sustainable Programs

All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC (All-Clad) is located in Canonsburg, Washington County and currently has approximately 200 employees. All-Clad manufactures professional-quality bonded cookware for working chefs, gourmet home cooks and everyday foodies. All-Clad’s revolutionary bonded cookware offers extraordinary quality, striking aesthetics and exemplary cooking performance. Today, from its rolling mill in Southwest Pennsylvania, All-Clad […]

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Manufacturers Should Consider Becoming an ‘Employer of Choice’

Earlier this month, Catalyst Connection released the “Manufacturing Employment Demand Study” as part of its Making Your Future initiative to support manufacturing job growth in Southwestern Pennsylvania and gain a better understanding of the current and projected demand for workers and the skill sets sought after the regions’ employers. So what does that mean for employers? […]

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Improving Leadership Strategies

RE2 RE2 is a manufacturer that has specialized in agile defense robotics with an emphasis on intelligent modular manipulation for mobile robotic platforms since 2001. RE2 was looking to improve on leadership development in order to execute corporate strategy through their most valuable asset — people! They leveraged Catalyst Connection’s expertise and DDI’s tools to create […]

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Implementing an Export Compliance Program

CP Industries CP Industries is a manufacturer of steel and composite seamless pressure vessels located in Allegheny County. CP Industries wanted to grow its business in both the defense and commercial sectors. One of the requirements to accomplish this, particularly in the defense sector, was the implementation of a formal Export Compliance Program that met the […]

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Enhancing Organizational Strength

Ensinger, Inc. Ensinger, Inc. with its North American headquarters in Washington, Pennsylvania, processes high-performance engineering plastics. Combining its extrusion, casting, compression and injection molding proficiency with its knowledge of high-performance polymers and applications, Ensinger aims to expand into the engineering plastics market. Ensinger’s expertise lies in analyzing part design and matching proper materials and process combinations […]

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