Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mill building transformed to robotics center

Date posted: August 27, 2014

HeppenstallTransformation Today I had the opportunity to visit the former Heppenstall building, aka the Blue Building, at 4501 Hatfield St in Lawrenceville where RIDC is renovating the space for Carnegie Robotics, a spin-out of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC).  The transformation from an older...
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RIDC celebrates its 59th birthday!

Date posted: August 8, 2014

On August 8, 1955, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation was organized by several of Pittsburgh's leaders in business, labor and government.

In the incorporation documents, the purpose of the RIDC was stated: To coordinate, stimulate and promote on a non-profit basis the selective industrial expansion and diversification of the Pittsburgh region by every reasonable means in order...
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