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September 14, 2000

Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center gets $350,000 grant

Pennsylvania State Senator Melissa Hart (R-Bradford Woods) announced last week that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is providing a $350,000 grant to Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC). The grant will provide training programs and shared manufacturing space and expertise for local start-up manufacturers.

"Manufacturing is still a major part of our region's economy," Hart said, "and this grant will help effective resources like Pitt's MAC to ensure that jobs and business opportunities in manufacturing continue to grow here in Pittsburgh."

"We're grateful that Senator Hart and the Pennsylvania legislature recognize the importance of providing the training and start-up expertise that the Manufacturing Assistance Center provides," said Gerald Holder, dean of the School of Engineering. "Because, it is important for the region to retain a strong manufacturing base which is essential to the vitality of our economy."

The grant will be provided by the state through the Program Year 2000 State Employment and Training Demonstration Project and the Allegheny County Workforce Investment Area.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 33 Issue 2

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