From Steel City to Roboburgh: Pittsburgh still has its manufacturing mojo

By KeystoneEdge.com

Jun 27, 2017

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

The story of Pittsburgh’s role in the Industrial Revolution is undisputed. So is the well-worn, late 20th-century narrative of the city’s declining manufacturing base.

So it might come as a surprise that manufacturing is once again strong in Steel City and its environs, and has been for much of the last decade. But make no mistake: Today’s industry bears little resemblance to your grandparents’ shift at the plant.

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) recently reported that in 2016 the manufacturing sector accounted for the most investment dollars ($6.1 billion), the most deals (50 companies expanding or relocating), and the most new and retained jobs (3,667).

Read the full story at keystoneedge.com.

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments