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Business news covering the production of merchandise, machines and tools.

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

David K. Williams

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Food innovations sprout in Pittsburgh's tech world

The team behind RoBotany, a farming startup that uses automated robotics, stands from left to right: Austin Lawrence, Austin Webb, Brac Webb and Danny Seim. | Photo courtesy of RoBotany

December 16, 2016 - 4:32pm

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ava DeMarco

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Meet SARA and four other robotic marvels in Pittsburgh

Study participant Tim Hemmes (right) reaches out to researcher Dr. Wei Wang (left), using a brain-controlled prosthetic arm. Also pictured: Researchers (left to right) Jennifer L. Collinger and Katie Schaffer. | Photo courtesy of UPMC

October 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Seegrid CEO offers a peek into the future of autonomous tech

Seegrid Corp. CEO Jim Rock says the company is exploring future applications for its vision-guided industrial vehicles. | Photo courtesy of Seegrid

October 4, 2016 - 12:37pm

Pittsburgh Trade Institute puts craftspeople to work

Steve Shelton (center), with students Corey Gray (left) and Lloyd Bell, helped launch the Pittsburgh Trade Institute in 2009. | Courtesy of PTI

September 22, 2016 - 12:37pm

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