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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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Veteran’s Day Announcement

Catalyst Connection would like to thank veterans everywhere for their service and dedication. In 2019, U.S. veterans made up a total of 12.9% of the manufacturing workforce. We would love to see that number continue to soar and will continue our own personal efforts to recruit more veteran talent to manufacturing. Veterans like Nate Broadus, […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program Offered to Pittsburgh Small Businesses Recovering from Pandemic

LIFT’s “Operation Next” partners with Catalyst Connection to expand beyond military with funding provided through CARES Act For Immediate Release: November 5, 2020  PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania— LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, and part of the Manufacturing USA network, opened its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program to employees of Pittsburgh-area small and […]

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Federally-Funded Program to Benefit Local Manufacturers

Catalyst Connection would like to introduce you to our newest program, Shale POWER. Shale POWER is an initiative that helps manufacturing companies to enter or expand into the natural gas energy supply chains.   The gas industry is thriving in our region with hundreds of billions of investment dollars to date and at least $17 […]

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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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Our Response to COVID-19

Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response  to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with CDC guidelines.  To ensure the safety of our staff we will be working remotely to the greatest extent possible, with a plan to continue operations as best as we can so that we can […]

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U.S. Army Marching Towards Integrating Additive Manufacturing Within Its Supply Chain

By Anas Essop, 3D Printing Industry The U.S. Army is working towards developing its supply chain to support the integration of additive manufacturing. That’s according to Gen. Gus Perna, the head of Army Materiel Command, speaking at a press event in Washington on February 4, 2020.  Having been experimenting and trialing the technology in recent times, Perna […]

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