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From Steel City to Roboburgh: Pittsburgh Still Has Its Manufacturing Mojo


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The story of Pittsburgh’s role in the Industrial Revolution is undisputed. So is the well-worn, late 20th-century narrative of the city’s declining manufacturing base.

So it might come as a surprise that manufacturing is once again strong in Steel City and its environs, and has been for much of the last decade. But make no mistake: Today’s industry bears little resemblance to your grandparents’ shift at the plant.