Celebrating the Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Carrie Furnace

We had a great time at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival these past few days, which was hosted at the historic Carrie Furnace site, and were so excited to see so many people there, possibly the most people on the site since the mill operated! More about our involvement at the site: County, RIDC Enter Partnership […]

Finish Robotics Robot Paints 115,000 sq.ft. at RIDC Westmoreland

RIDC is more than just a commercial real estate developer and landlord—we’re pilot customers, too, and help early-stage companies with product validation and user feedback. Finish Robotics, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff that’s developed autonomous robots to paint tall buildings and handle other finish level tasks with the aim of addressing the construction industry’s growing shortage of […]

Agility Robotics, a New RIDC Tenant, Raises $150 Million in Capital

Agility Robotics, a firm specializing in robotic legged mobility, and a new tenant in RIDC’s Chocolate Factory building in Lawrenceville, announced on Friday that it raised $150 million in capital investment. “Agility Robotics will be in good company at the Chocolate Factory—joining the many robotics, AI and tech firms operating along Robotics Row,” said Donald F. […]

Esteemed Long-Time RIDC Employee Leon “Lee” Gevaudan’s Retires After 55 Years

RIDC Park West Groundbreaking Pictured (from left to right): Brooks Robinson Sr., 3rd RIDC President; Odey Mackin, Mackin Engineering; Leon “Lee” Gevaudan, RIDC Engineer; Dean Baker, RIDC Architect; and John Lastooka, Ram Construction, the contractor. Leon “Lee” Gevaudan brought to the table a vast well of civil engineering knowledge and was the kind of nuts-and-bolts, […]

Public Hearing on Highly Automated Vehicles Legislation at RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center

Throwback Thursday: We were pleased to host the PA House Transportation Committee’s public hearing at RIDC Westmoreland in Westmoreland County Community College’s Advanced Technology Center last month regarding legislation that would authorize Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) testing. The committee members heard from several stakeholders and enjoyed a tour of the RIDC Westmoreland campus including a […]

Many Pittsburgh robotics jobs don’t require advanced degrees

When we think about qualifications for robotics jobs, and the talent eligible to apply, we may picture an engineer who’s had a rigorous education and has graduated from a top-tier school like Carnegie Mellon University with a master’s degree or a Ph.D. But many of the robotics job openings right now are technical and skilled […]

Tenant News: Seegrid Named #4 Most Innovative Robotics Company in the World by Fast Company

Huge congratulations to our Park West Industrial Park tenant Seegrid! “Seegrid Corporation, the leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022, placing #4 globally in the robotics category. The publication assembles the annual list to honor businesses that are thriving in today’s […]

Tenant News: Eos Energy Enterprises Secures Record-Breaking Order from Bridgelink Commodities, LLC

Congratulations to our new Keystone Commons tenant Eos Energy Enterprises for securing a record-breaking order! “The customer win follows the recent announcement that Eos will expand its Pittsburgh manufacturing facility…The expansion is expected to create more than 125 green jobs and increase the facility to nearly 100,000 square feet.” Clean Energy Storage Company Eos Signs […]

City Brewery Expands Its Operations to RIDC Westmoreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 CITY BREWERY EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS TO RIDC WESTMORELAND East Huntingdon Township, PA—January 10, 2022—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that City Brewery has signed a 5-year lease for 255,584 square feet of space in RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center for warehousing and distribution operations. […]

Tenant News: Seegrid Voted at Top Warehouse Automation Company

Congratulations Seegrid for getting voted a Top Warehouse Automation Company by the readers of Robotics and Automation News! From start-up space in the Chocolate Factory to their own building in RIDC Park West, Seegrid has been an RIDC tenant since 2005, and now they are one of the largest autonomous technology companies in the region. […]

Rivers of Steel: An Iconic Symbol – The Carrie Blast Furnaces

Beautifully written piece by Rivers of Steel’s President & CEO  August Carlino, reflecting on the Carrie Furnace site, its past, its present, its future. For over 30 years, Rivers of Steel has been the steward of the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark. We’re honored to be a part of this historic site’s future and […]

Evoqua Announces New Hub at RIDC’s Tech Forge in Lawrenceville

Evoqua’s presence will put the building, already well-occupied, at fully leased, reports Don Smith Jr., president of RIDC, who added it was “gratifying that the vision of the building is working and serving as an attractive option for the companies that are driving the region’s economic growth.” Article can be read in full here. Other coverage: […]

New Partnership & New Industrial Site in the Works at Fairywood

RIDC is exploring a partnership with the URA to develop more jobs in the city. Coverage: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – New industrial site in the works at Fairywood Pittsburgh Business Times – URA plans to partner with RIDC to bring new industrial development to Fairywood site