Cataylst Connection started the new year in our Hazelwood Green Mill 19 space, co-located with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing (ARM).
First COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States.
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) proposed an official name for the disease the virus causes: COVID-19.
Catalyst Connection held its Annual Manufacturing Reception and Student Video Contest at NOVA Place.
Catalyst Connection moved to an all-virtual environment, as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issues statewide stay-at-home order.
Catalyst Connection's regional Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video contests were moved to a virtual platform.
Catalyst Connection launched Peer Network Virtual Meetings
- HR Peer Network Group
- Lean Peer Network Group
- Women in Leadership Group
The Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing Program moved to virtual delivery.
Catalyst Connection received CARES Act funding to support manufacturers recover from COVID-19 interruptions, access resources at all levels, and come together through peer groups.
Catalyst Connection released a statement on Juneteenth.
All 67 Pennsylvania counties officially moved to the “green phase” of reopening.
Catalyst Connection launched the Shale POWER Initiative to provide technical assistance and business support to small and medium manufacturers and enterprises.
Catalyst Connection announced that they have received a Richard King Mellon Foundation Grant to assist manufacturers with returning to December 2019 production and economic levels.
Catalyst Connection announced that they have received Department of Defense (DoD) funding to strengthen the defense supply chain in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
Catalyst Connection kicked off National Manufacturing Week virtually.
Catalyst Connection completed the Maker-to-Manufacturing (M2M) Program.
Catalyst Connection announced that they received Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to continue economic growth within coal-impacted communities.
Catalyst Connection announced Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program, Operation Next, offered to Pittsburgh small businesses recovering from the pandemic.
Catalyst Connection would like to thank veterans everywhere for their service and dedication. In 2019, U.S. veterans made up a total of 12.9% of the manufacturing workforce.
The AIM Higher Consortium announced new mini-grant program to help manufacturing companies enter or expand within the US Department of Defense supply chain.
Catalyst Connection ended the year by serving 258 companies with COVID-19 response and recovery services.