Manufacturing is important to Cambria and Somerset Counties. A skilled and qualified workforce is key to a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector. When manufacturers succeed, the ripple effect can be felt throughout the entire economy and all businesses and communities prosper.

On March 14, the Catalyst Connection will host an awards ceremony for students who participated in this year’s Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest, which paired 11 regional schools with 11 regional manufacturing companies to create a video with the theme: “What’s so cool about manufacturing?”  This program is one of many efforts to build awareness about career opportunities in manufacturing.

Join the evening to celebrate the resurgence of manufacturing in the region, see the work created by regional students, and network with regional manufacturing companies.


  • 5:30 – 6:30  Registration and buffet dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:30  Ceremony

2018-2019 Participants:

  • 4 Guys Fire Trucks with Meyersdale
  • ASSA ABLOY with Turkeyfoot
  • Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped with Greater Johnstown
  • Clark Metal Products with Derry Area
  • DeVilbiss with Shanksville-Stonycreek
  • Global SFC Valve with Berlin Brothersvalley
  • Guy Chemical with Somerset
  • ITI Truck Bodies with Salisbury-Elk Lick
  • JWF Industries with Richland
  • Lockheed Martin AeroParts with Forest Hills
  • J&J Truck Bodies with Conemaugh Township