Factory Tours for Tech Companies

Join us on August 23, September 13, and/or September 20 to see and hear from the state-of-the-art manufacturing companies located in the region that can make your products, supply parts for your technology, and accelerate your growth. These manufacturers are close by, saving you time and giving you control. They also continue to make SWPA a great place to build products – their experience and expertise can help your vision become a reality.

There are nearly 3,000 manufacturers in Southwestern PA with innovative capabilities that support our tech community. Several of them have offered to host a series of tours to demonstrate the capabilities of the region’s manufacturing base. Multiple tour dates are available with each company visit lasting approximately 1 hour and each day consisting of 2-3 companies. Sign up for the tour(s) that best align with your needs.

Dates and Manufacturers

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August 23rd

9:00AM – J.V. Manufacturing

10:45AM – Dynamic Manufacturing

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September 13th

9:00AM – The ExOne Company

10:45AM – Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center

11:30AM – Intervala LLC

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September 20th

9:00AM – MECCO

11:ooAM – Butler Technologies, Inc. 

About the Manufacturers

JV Manufacturing a single-source supplier of high-speed, high-production carbide progressive stamping dies to customers in a wide range of industries, including appliances, consumer goods, cosmetics, medical, nuclear power, automotive, aerospace and green products. Their breadth and depth of engineering and production expertise, as well as the ability to perform all jobs in-house, enables us to deliver jobs on-spec, on-time and on-budget.

Dynamic Manufacturing offers low-to-medium-volume, simple to complex printed circuit board assemblies using both surface mount and through-hole technologies. Other services offered include cable and harness assembly, and electromechanical box builds. Whether it is a legacy product or it was manufactured elsewhere, Dynamic has what it takes to make it good as new. Below are just a few of the services we provide:

  • Clean, Inspect, Test
  • Component-Level Troubleshooting
  • Recalibrate, Recondition, Repair
  • Refurbish
  • Remanufacture
  • Field Service

ExOne is on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve the toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Their industrial 3D printing systems quickly transform granular materials — including silica and ceramic sand as well as reclaimed materials like re-pulverized concrete and wood pulp — into precision metalcasting molds and cores, innovative rapid tooling solutions, as well as functional end-use designs for consumer products and architectural restoration.

Intervala believes there’s a solution to every problem. They create customized, intelligent solutions for your unique electronic and electromechanical manufacturing requirements. Customers choose Intervala because they understand complex product and service needs and provide a customized experience tailored to their requirements.

Westmoreland’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) offers state-of-the-art labs and classrooms for a variety of careers in manufacturing and other technically-oriented areas. The facility occupies 73,500-square-feet of space at RIDC-Westmoreland in Mt. Pleasant (the former Sony plant) and features technology equipped classrooms; specialized labs for hands-on training; open, flexible instructional space that allows for collaborative learning; administrative offices; and a student lounge.

MECCO’s expertise in automated laser and pin marking systems encompasses a comprehensive range of solutions for your industry, materials, and applications. Whether you’re looking for OEM, benchtop, or engineered solutions, you’ll find that when you talk, their team listens. Then they foster working relationships that save you time, money, and resources — so you can focus on doing what you do best.

Butler Technologies Inc. offers a variety of services to accommodate the evolving needs of their customers. They specialize in the designing and manufacturing of User Interface Products & Printed Electronics. Butler Technologies Inc. believes that exceptional Human Interface Design makes the user experience efficient, elegant, and enjoyable. 

Note: Tour availability is limited and registration is first come first served. Please be mindful about the number of representatives from individual companies vs total spots available for the tours. The event holders may modify attendance to ensure the manufacturing tours reach the most startups and tech companies possible.

About this Project

Innovation Works’ AlphaLab Gear has teamed together with Catalyst Connection, the Allegheny Conference, and the Pittsburgh Robotics Network to create this series of factory tours.