The wolf administration’s commitment; Production Technology and Innovation was held in Indiana County | So Good News
2022, October 7-14 is “Manufacturing Week” in Pennsylvania.
Indiana, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Assistant Secretary for Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre today celebrated Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week by highlighting the manufacturing industry and the relationship between technology and innovation during a tour of Indiana County.
According to the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) annual report for 2021-2022, the Wolf Administration created 197 manufacturing jobs in Southwestern Pennsylvania last year. This translates to 23% of jobs created by GAT in this region.
“Manufacturing relies heavily on technology and innovation to stay current, and the two really go hand in hand,” D’Ettorre said. “The Wolf Administration is committed to investing in programs and ideas that will keep Pennsylvania competitive in both sectors. Celebrating the relationship between these two industries is an important aspect of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week.”
Assistant Secretary D’Ettorre celebrated the impact manufacturing companies have on the economy and communities of southwestern Pennsylvania during a tour of Miller Fabrication Solutions. Based in Homer City, the company delivers high-quality metal parts and assemblies through a wide range of value-added manufacturing solutions focused on advanced technology and robotic automation.
“We are thrilled that Assistant Secretary D’Ettorre chose to visit Miller Fabrication Solutions on Manufacturing Day,” said Miller President Eric D. Miller. “His visit underscores our commitment to technology and innovation in creating high-quality components for some of the world’s largest appliance manufacturing brands. Undersecretary D’Ettorre; Educators Students and community Miller visit our manufacturing day, robots, You will see the latest technology in CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines and other equipment.
After a stop in Homer City, Assistant Secretary D’Ettorre highlighted the Wolf Administration’s continued investments in technology and innovation during a tour of the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center (TEC). In Indiana. TEC coaches, develops and promotes the success of technology companies in Indiana County and fosters entrepreneurship. Provides classrooms and collaborative spaces. Dr. Erick Lauber, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, serves as director of TEC and is a graduate of Ben Franklin Technology Partners Central & Northern Pennsylvania’s TechCelerator Business Startup Bootcamp.It was a course that trained him to think critically to create change in this rural community.
“I am very excited to show Assistant Secretary D’Ettorre what we are doing at TEC,” said Dr. Eric Laber. “The focus on tech companies in rural areas that we know is unique for an incubator,” he said. But virtual reality watches, Efforts to provide ‘technology experiences’ such as computer classes and media workshops will initiate a ‘technology pathway’ from citizens. From experienced to ‘learners’ to ‘earners’ and finally ‘entrepreneurs’. Everyone knows that, but I firmly believe that this place is going to be in small towns in Pennsylvania.”
As part of Production Week, DCED will host Crawford; Huntingdon, Indiana, Montgomery, It will tour local producers in every region of the Commonwealth, including upcoming visits to Northumberland and Wyoming counties.
Some key facts about manufacturing
Southwestern PA is home to two of the largest manufacturers in the commonwealth
- Westinghouse Electric, Co., LLC, Cranberry Township; Butler County
- US Steel Corp. Mon Valley Works, West Mifflin, Allegheny County
Manufacturing is at the heart of Pennsylvania’s economy.
- 6th largest manufacturing industry in the US by employment
- 562,700+ employees (~9.5 percent of all private sector in PA)
- More than 14,000 manufacturing companies
Manufacturing provides good-paying, family-supporting jobs in PA:
- Manufacturing workers earn 33 percent more than the average income for other non-farm businesses in the state.
- Average compensation in manufacturing in PA including benefits $86,129
Governor Wolf has served two terms as a consistent leader in the work for the people of Pennsylvania. His priorities for Pennsylvania led to the Commonwealth’s comeback; Learn more about how he left Pennsylvania a much better place than when he arrived.
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Penny Ickes DCED [email protected]
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