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Tag: ARM Institute

Nov. 8, 2023

Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, and U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su Visit ARM Institute’s Mill 19 Facility to Discuss Manufacturing Workforce Initiatives

Today the ARM Institute welcomed Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, and U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su to our Mill 19 facility in Pittsburgh, PA, which we share with Carnegie Mellon University. The visit centered on Pittsburgh’s Workforce Hub designation by the White House. Pittsburgh is one of five national Workforce Hubs where President Biden’s Investing in America agenda—including the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act—are catalyzing private and public investments and creating good-paying jobs.

Aug. 25, 2023

ARM Institute Funds New Technology Projects

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute will fund eight member-led projects from its Project Call released earlier this year.

Aug. 24, 2023

Five Questions with Curtis Richardson, Spirit AeroSystems

This month’s five questions interview features ARM Member Curtis Richardson from Spirit AeroSystems! Curtis has been an ARM Institute Member since the Institute’s inception in 2017 and has participated on the Stakeholder Executive Committee (SEC), which serves as the voice of the ARM Institute’s nearly 400 member organizations, for many years. In his role on the SEC, Curtis provides input on the ARM Institute’s strategic direction to the ARM Institute’s leadership team.

July 25, 2023

Lisa Masciantonio Invited to White House Workforce Event

Lisa Masciantonio, ARM Institute Chief Workforce Officer, represented the ARM Institute at an invitation-only event event to celebrate the White House’s workforce hubs initiative, which saw Pittsburgh being named one of five workforce hubs to help bolster the economy. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden headlined the event with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and acting Labor Secretary Julie Su. The visit was one of several stops included on the Biden administration’s Investing in America Tour. During the event, Dr. Biden called out ARM Institute Member Partner4Work for their progress in developing new training pathways.

July 15, 2023

Tasha Miller Named Among 20 People to Know in Manufacturing

ARM Institute Program Manager Tasha Miller has been named to the Pittsburgh Business Times’ List of 20 People to Know in Pittsburgh Manufacturing! This list recognizes individuals who are pushing their own companies forward, helping other manufacturers be their best, imagining new ways to build and design things, and planning to meet the needs of a 21st-century industrial landscape.

July 10, 2023

The ARM Institute catalyzes critically needed robotics solutions for manufacturing through collaboration with industry, government, and academia

U.S. manufacturing is overdue for a resurgence, one that must be powered by Industry 4.0 technologies like robotics. However, critically needed robotics technologies often fall prey to the innovation valley of death, unable to advance from the research stage to implementation. Manufacturers of all sizes, but particularly small and medium-sized firms, find themselves ill-prepared to navigate the risks of automation—from the necessary capital investments and time needed for implementation to finding the trained workforce necessary to operate, maintain, and repair robotics after implementation. These issues combined with a historic labor skills gap that could see2.4 million jobs left unfilled in the coming years, have stagnated U.S. manufacturing growth.

ARM Institute June 5, 2023

ARM Institute Hires Jason Gilligan as Chief Business Development Officer

ARM Institute Hires Jason Gilligan as Chief Business Development Officer. Gilligan will lead efforts to grow the Institute’s grant and funding opportunities.

May 12, 2023

Make it Where You Need It - OSD Program Funds Technology to Enable Point-of-Need Manufacturing

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) has announced the winners of the first-of-its-kind "Point of Need Challenge Pitch Event" for solutions to support forward-deployed forces in austere environments. Held March 8-9 at the ARM Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., the event showcased technologies generated by member companies of the Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs). DoD launched nine MIIs between 2012 and 2021, each focused on a particular critical technology, to help revitalize U.S. domestic manufacturing capability.