Petra Mitchell

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Advisory Council Seeks Input From Manufacturers

The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Advisory Council was formed last year as a public-private consortium. Its goal is to provide the Commonwealth’s legislative leaders and leading gubernatorial candidates with policy, program and legislative priority recommendations that will enhance the competitiveness of Pennsylvania’s nearly 15,000 manufacturing firms and their 585,000 employees. The Council has heard from more than […]

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AIM Higher Consortium, a Program Designed to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain, Launches New Website

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (June 17, 2021): The AIM Higher Consortium is a new, wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense. The goal of the program is to strengthen the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh region of Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Leaders of the program have launched a brand-new website, www.AimHigherConsortium.org, to inform […]

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The State of Manufacturing

The year 2020 was more challenging than any of us could have ever predicted. We recently analyzed some of those challenges, as well as opportunities, while we worked to develop our annual report. Keep reading for some of our insights over the past year and enjoy viewing our annual report at the end of the […]

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Catalyst Connection Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Catalyst Connection’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program has Four New Graduates PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania— Catalyst Connection is very proud of the graduates from our group sponsored Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship program. Over the past 18 months, four employees of IGS Industries, located in Washington County (www.igsind.com), JR, Tom, Chrissy and Howie, have completed their required […]

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Shale POWER Project Announced at Marcellus to Manufacturing Event

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 12, 2020 Contact: Tom Reedtreed@shalepower.org412-918-4269 Value proposition for engaging in the Shale Supply Chain presented for both manufacturers and energy companies. Wheeling,  WV  –  The  Shale  POWER  team  publicly  unveiled  project  information  at  the  Third  Annual Marcellus to Manufacturing Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA). The day […]

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Catalyst Connection Receives ARC Grant to Continue Economic Growth within Coal Impacted Communities

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding allows Catalyst Connection to recruit and place dislocated coal sector and COVID-19 workers into high demand manufacturing, robotics, and technology sector jobs. PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania: October 22, 2020—A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be used by Catalyst Connection, a private not-for-profit consulting organization, for their REAL Jobs for […]

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Catalyst Connection Receives DOD funding to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain

For Immediate Release — September 24, 2020 Catalyst Connection Receives DOD funding to Strengthen the Defense Supply Chain in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia Pittsburgh, PA – The U.S. Department of Defense has formally designated a consortium of southwestern Pennsylvania’s defense industry members, led by Catalyst Connection, as a Defense Manufacturing Community. This comes […]

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Catalyst Connection Receives RK Mellon Grant to Assist Manufacturers

For Immediate Release — September 15, 2020 Catalyst Connection receives Richard King Mellon Foundation Grant to Assist Manufacturers Pittsburgh, PA – With recent funding awarded by The Richard King Mellon Foundation, Catalyst Connection is leading a regional economic rebound initiative to address manufacturing business challenges, while also connecting local graduate students with southwestern Pennsylvania’s thriving business community. […]

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Mill 19 Opening Signals New Era of Manufacturing

Article From Mirage News Carnegie Mellon University researchers and robots will soon occupy a state-of-the-art facility at the newly constructed Mill 19 building on the 178-acre site known as Hazelwood Green. The first building of the new Hazelwood Green development, Mill 19 once served as the location of the Pittsburgh region’s most productive steel mills, employing […]

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