Manufacturing is important to Fayette and Washington 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 April 11, 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 seven regional schools with eight 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:

  • Better Edge with Connellsville
  • EbTech Industrial with Connellsville
  • Gerome Manufacturing with Albert Gallatin
  • Heartland Fabrication with Brownsville
  • Hranec Sheet Metal with Laurel Highlands
  • IGS Industries with Peters Township
  • Pennatronics Corporation with California
  • Sensus/Xylem with Uniontown