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Beth Koop

Butler County Business Matters
P.O Box 271
Butler, PA 16003

Reporter: Beth Koop
Phone: 724.431.2209 Ext. 322
Fax: 724.431.2244

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February 2017

Manufacturing and International Trade: Manufactured in Butler County

Featured Stories

Manufacturers here find way to survive, thrive
Next to healthcare, manufacturing is the second most common industry in Butler County, so starting a small manufacturing business might seem like a daunting task. But small manufacturers say they may be small in size, but business is big.

3D Technology: Role of printers continues to grow in manufacturing
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing technology, continues to evolve in manufacturing, helping save valuable time and money.

Home Again: Reshoring effort emerges as companies recognize advantages of U.S. Product
After 40 years of outsourcing, a reshoring movement is emerging, bringing manufacturing facilities and jobs back to the United States.

Your Voice

Go or No Go?: Factors to consider while pondering the international business market
International traveler and marketing professional, Douglas Malcolm shares the pros and cons of doing business internationally.

Business Profile

Service Detail: TNT metals built own niche in metals recycling
Brothers Joe and Rick Tibensky have built a successful metals recycling business despite no prior experience in the industry.

Small Town Matters: Vibrant pasts of Cabot, West Winfield and Leasureville still resonate today
Although these communities were small, the histories have left an indelible legacy on today's businesses.

Other Stories

Show Time: Penn Theater fundraising efforts off to good start
The first fundraiser of the year for renovations to the Penn Theater in downtown Butler was more successful than expected.

United Way moves to new location
Although it may have seemed sudden, the United Way of Butler say their move to downtown Butler had been planned for months.

Schools Out: Empty buildings on hold as they await repurposing
The development of four empty schools is still in a holding pattern while awaiting approvals.

Photo Features

Trade Talk
The Commercial, Industrial, Service Trade North met Jan. 4 for construction and property management networking at Farmers National Bank of Emlenton in Cranberry Township.

Just Grillin'
Members of the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber met for networking at the monthly Connections meeting on Jan. 10 at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.

Paying it Forward
Members of Inspired Women Paying It Forward met Jan. 12 for their quarterly meeting at the Doubletree Hilton in Cranberry Township. The group raised more than $6,000 for Bead for Life, an organization which creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of poverty.

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