“We still make things here”

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It was a quote about the area’s manufacturing’s legacy that would resonate throughout the year across Washington County.

When French-based Alstom Grid officially opened its new 25,000-square-foot disconnect switch manufacturing plant in Speers Industrial Park in early March, Dennis Yablonsky, chief executive officer of Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, succinctly summed up the company’s decision to add another operation to its high-voltage circuit-breaker plant here.

“We still make things here,” Yablonsky said, noting that within the Pittsburgh region there are 188 companies employing more than 10,000 people working in power management and distribution.

Read more:http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/story11/01-02-2012-BIZ-YEAR-END-w–5-PIX

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