Rapid Granulator, a Swedish company that manufactures shredding and granulating equipment, will open a new plant near Pittsburgh later this year.
The average annual wage for manufacturing employees—$59,683—is 12.5 percent higher than the average job in the region and there are nearly 3,000 advanced manufacturing establishments employing 94,000 people.
The next stage for green building is creating green building products, which is the goal of the Living Product Hub.
Duquesne Light is buying electric vehicles, and donating one to a local charity, to be chosen by the public.
The RE2 inflatable system will look less like Johnny Five and more like the Michelin Man.
“It's all about planting those seeds of awareness that manufacturing is still a viable career option and showing that we're doing some really cool stuff here in Pittsburgh."
As part of the deal, the ARM institute will receive $80 million from the Department of Defense over five years, plus an additional $173 million from partner organizations.
Catalyst Connection will pour funds into a partnership intended to benefit displaced coal workers and area manufacturing.
Proponents of the Shell cracker plant are anticipating an economic windfall. Environmentalists are waving red flags. Both make their case here.
As manufacturing companies implement advances in 3D printing, smart devices, automation and other new technologies, industry growth and job creation are sure to follow.