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February 2019

Catalyst Connection’s Annual Manufacturing and Student Video Reception

The Catalyst Connection Board of Directors is hosting the Annual Manufacturing Reception on February 20, 2019 at Heinz Field.  Last year, more than 300 manufacturers and industry supporters gathered to network and promote our region’s manufacturing community.  They were joined by 400 students, parents and educators who participated in the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video contest.  We expect another great event this year with the theme: Industry 4.0 – A Bright Future. In addition to the student awards ceremony for…

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February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Heinz Field-UPMC Club 900 Art Rooney Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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$75

Infor CRM Webinar Series: Webinar #2 – Adopting Infor CRM Webinar

Information: Join us as we host our Infor partner, Plus Consulting, for the second installment of our series of CRM Webinars on how adopting Infor CRM can enable you to grow and improve your business. On February 21, we will take a deep dive into the power of integrating SyteLine ERP data into Infor CRM and the benefits that this integration provides to manufacturing organizations like yours. Discover the value of a full 360-degree view of your customers, a capability…

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February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

NIST/DFARS Compliance for Defense Contractors Webinar

We will be discussing complete NIST/DFARS compliance in one package.  Grow your business, keep your contracts, secure your business. The NIST/DFARS Compliance presentation includes everything your business needs to meet compliance requirements. Securing the Manufacturing Organization -Identify Vulnerabilities -Secure the Organization -Ongoing Security Monitoring -Post Breach (Inc. our Breach Hotline) PRESENTED BY: Black Bottle and Wuvavi Black Bottle is an Information Security Company that provides network security assessments, data breach protection, security monitoring, compliance assessments and creates comprehensive security programs…

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February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Machine Downtime and OEE, How to Start? Webinar

Manufacturers are working hard to remain competitive. They need to get more revenue out of the same equipment and staff. To do this requires improving performance, reliability, scheduling, and production costs. Often companies don't know where to start or how to identify the areas of biggest inefficiency. Data from machines on the plant floor such as downtime and OEE can help. They'll highlight what can be improved and how. The question then becomes how to get the data out of…

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February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

March 2019

SWPA Advanced Robotics Working Group

The next meeting of the SWPA Advanced Robotics Working Group will be held on March 6th at Catalyst Connection. The current agenda outline for this working group meeting that is specifically for manufacturers will include:  Introductions & Welcome Application Prioritization Tool - Discussion & Feedback Robotics Implementation Journey - L&S Machine Co. Presentation Open discussion SWPA AR Working Group Community Portal Overview Upcoming Events & Closing Networking  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive Pittsburgh, PA…

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March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

A Tool for proactively evaluating processes and/or products and identifying ways to prevent defects Course Objectives Participants are introduced to the use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to analyze a design or process in order to identify potential failures and consider improvement needs.  By assessing the severity of a potential failure, the likelihood that the failure will occur, and the probability of detecting the failure, potential issues can be prioritized for improvement. Course Overview The development of an effective…

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March 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

Cambria/Somerset Counties Manufacturing Reception and Video Contest Ceremony

Manufacturing is important to Cambria and Somerset Counties. We know that a skilled and qualified workforce is key to a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector.  When manufacturers succeed, the ripple effect can be felt throughout the entire economy, where all businesses and communities prosper.  Catalyst Connection will be hosting an award ceremony for students who participated in this year’s Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest.  11 regional schools were paired with 11 regional manufacturing companies to create a video…

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March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, 15904 United States
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$35

Essential Leadership Skills-Pittsburgh, PA

Course Objective Transform supervisors and managers into leaders and coaches. Catalyst Connection has partnered with Developmental Dimensions International (DDI) to offer this powerful five-part program. This program develops the skills that leaders need for today’s business climate. Participants will learn how to support ambitious change efforts, address poor performers, develop employees using developmental feedback, and improve the organization’s overall culture. Benefits Participants will gain the knowledge required to: Reduce stress associated with the shift to leading others Act with authenticity to…

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March 20 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$1895

Risk Management Training

Principles and Guidelines Course Objective To raise basic awareness of risk management concepts and mechanisms so that participants can effectively identify and manage risks within their own organizations. Course Duration Class typically runs 7.5 hours Course Outline This training session introduces the definition of risk, the purpose of risk management and discusses steps necessary for the effective management of risks.  Discussion of risk management requirements from various quality management system standards such as ISO-9001, AS9100, ISO-13485 and others are presented.  …

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March 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

Creating an Inclusive Environment

Today, the organizations with the greatest competitive advantage are those that create an inclusive environment that makes the most of their people’s diverse experiences, ideas, and talents. Creating an Inclusive Environment gives people effective skills and tools for exploring others’ unique perspectives, understanding and leveraging people’s inherent differences, challenging devaluing behavior, and creating an environment in which people’s differences are respected and utilized. Do You Face Any of These Issues? Are biases and stereotypes having a negative impact? Are new…

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March 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$250
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