This Pittsburgh-based start-up hopes to scale up their line of futuristic felines over the next year.
$1.7 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission to help Pittsburgh communities hit by the fall of coal
Three local organizations will share the combined $1.7 million in funding.
Amid Pittsburgh's manufacturing and tech boom, new data shows thousands of unfilled positions.
The event will hopefully attract more students to advanced manufacturing, and close the notorious "skills gap."
Thread International moves to Homewood, employs locals and launches its own line of recycled backpacks
Thread's new bags, their first item produced without partnering with a major retailer, will be assembled at their new workshop in Homewood.
MAC is graduating 50 students this year who will be better prepared for well-paying advanced manufacturing jobs.
With a hands-on peek behind the scenes, students explored the concept of manufacturing's huge role in daily life.
“I just started interviewing contractors and asking where their pain points and bottlenecks were,” says "smart tool" innovator Brad Kriel.
“It’s an amazing thing that’s going on here. The idea is, we are at the center of tackling some of the barriers that have prevented American manufacturers from utilizing technology.”
“We're looking for companies that want to grow and invest in their future.”