Trillium Moving to Roll Shop, More Than Doubling Presence in RIDC Industrial Center of McKeesport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli,, 412-535-5701   TRILLIUM MOVING TO ROLL SHOP, MORE THAN DOUBLING PRESENCE IN RIDC INDUSTRIAL CENTER OF MCKEESPORT McKeesport Roll Shop  McKeesport, PA—May 4, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA (RIDC) announced that Trillium Flow Technologies has signed a five-year lease for 27,441 square feet of space […]

Tube City Online: Old Railroad Roundhouse Getting New Owner

The last unused building in McKeesport’s industrial park is getting a new owner. McKeesport City Council has approved a request from W&E Investments LLC to use the former McKeesport Connecting Railroad roundhouse for temporary storage of oil and lubricants used by U.S. Steel plants in the area.The roundhouse, built in 1906, was used by the […]

Breaking Ground: Green Building Innovation

RIDC’s Mill 19, which features the largest sloped rooftop solar array in the US and many other environmental attributes, is on the cover of Breaking Ground’s latest issue on green building.

Pittsburgh’s Innovation Funding Outperforms National Trends Again

This region’s resilience in the face of headwinds from national economic uncertainty bodes well for tech companies in the Pittsburgh market over the long term. This article is a part of RIDC’s Pittsburgh Innovation Economy content hub with Pittsburgh Business Times and can be read in full here.

TEQ Magazine Forty Forward

RIDC President Don Smith was featured on the cover of TEQ Magazine’s Forty Forward issue, celebrating the Pittsburgh Tech Council’s 40th anniversary while looking forward and dreaming big about the next forty years. Don’s dreams for the region forty years from now: “Pittsburgh is already at the intersection of R&D and manufacturing, with universities producing […]

[Video]: RIDC Carrie Furnace Leasing Now

Things are moving along at Carrie Furnace! Just yesterday we announced engaging PJ Dick as Construction Manager for the first phase of construction – the single-story, 60,000 square foot Phase 1 Tech Flex Building, which is currently being marketed to potential tenants. The project will consist of core and shell construction with flex/office space, mechanical […]

Video: Carnegie Robotics

Very cool video about Carnegie Robotics. The former Heppenstall building in Lawrenceville, a 50,000 square-foot heavy industrial high-bay facility, was built out for Carnegie Robotics, a spin-off from the nearby National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). This industrial renovation project was recognized in 2017 by NAIOP as one of the top reuse projects in North America. The […]

Earthmoving Activities Begin at RIDC/URA Site in Fairywood

Earthmoving activities have begun at the RIDC/URA site in Fairywood, including installing erosion and sediment control measures and site demolition to remove existing light and electrical poles, old debris and rubble. Within the next couple of weeks, the site contractor Rycon Construction will begin mass excavation work. This work will continue through to next year to […]

Post-Gazette Editorial: Carrie Furnace on the Cusp of Long-awaited Breakthrough

“The Carrie Furnace site is surely one of the finest pieces of riverfront property anywhere in America, and a prime example of redeveloping industrial land while respecting industrial heritage. Under the stewardship of Rivers of Steel, and with support from RIDC and Allegheny County, it’s beginning to live up to that potential: history, commerce, entertainment […]