Wabtec union workers ratify new contract, ending strike

BY: - August 31, 2023

A few days shy of Labor Day, union workers at the Erie plant of Wabtec Corp. ratified a new contract on Thursday, ending a strike that had lasted more than two months. The 1,400 members of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America union (UE), Locals 506 and 618 had been on strike […]

Rust Belt  manufacturing has seen ups and downs on Trump’s watch | Purple States

BY: - February 21, 2020

Pennsylvania is the sixth-biggest state for manufacturing jobs, with only fellow Rust Belt states Ohio and Michigan ahead.

In budget sneak peek, Gov. Wolf rolls out $12.35M grant program to fund manufacturing research

BY: - January 24, 2020

Surrounded by exposed steel beams and robotic arms, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a plan to invest $12.35 million in advanced manufacturing research at colleges and universities across the commonwealth.

This program in rural Pennsylvania is teaching kids about robotics

BY: - May 31, 2019

Timothy Heffernan is the gifted support teacher at Franklin Area High School in Venango County, a rural part of northwest Pennsylvania. Each year, he lets his students tell him what they’re interested in and designs their learning around that topic. Four years ago, it was robotics. So he did what any good teacher would do, […]