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Butler County Business Matters is the only avenue in the county where industry leaders can stay on top of issues and the moves of other innovators. It is direct mailed monthly to the owners, managers and key executives of over 6,000 county-wide companies.

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Beth Koop

Butler County Business Matters
P.O Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

Reporter: Beth Koop
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 322
Fax: 724.431.2244

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February 2016

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: Locally and Abroad

Featured Articles

Making Their Way: Women find roles in manufacturing
Although manufacturing has traditionally been a male-dominated profession, more and more women are finding roles in these new high-tech careers.

Bridging the Gap: Apprenticeship programs a creative way to fill need for skilled workers
Apprenticeship in the United States is seeing a revival and in the wake of the country's skill gap, high unemployment and increasing college debt, manufacturers say more such programs may be the solution to these woes.

Playing by the Rules: Education, accident prevention keys to maintaining compliance
Small and large manufacturers must adhere to EPA and OSHA regulations on a daily basis, but it may be more challenging for smaller companies because of limited finances. Consultants say education is the key to compliance.

Business Profile

In the Pipeline: Envirosight's Evans City plant assembles vehicles for infrastructure inspection
Envirosight opened their vehicle build center in 2013. In only two years, the company has built over 100 infrastructure vehicles for municipalities and contractors and they can do it in four and a half days.

Bot Benefits: Robotics competition serves as workforce development tool
A workforce development program disguised as a robotics competition is how BotsIQ describes their organization of the next generation of manufacturers.

Room to Grow: Oberg's new building in Buffalo Township getting ready for occupancy
Oberg Industries will be moving into their new 80,000 square foot building once construction is completed in the spring. The company is busy preparing their clients for the move which will close down operations for about three to four weeks.

Photos Features

Grove city holds dinner, recognizes achievements
The Grove City Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Jan. 13. Over 200 people celebrated achievements over the last year and presented this year's Leadership Grove City Class of 2015 and the Community Service Award.

New Partners

The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce and SMC Business Councils celebrated their new partnership Jan. 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cranberry Township. The new partnership will bring together over 1,800 businesses.

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