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March 31, 2020
Tech Met COVID-19 Update
Consistent with the State of Pennsylvania’s and Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines for critical infrastructure industries, Tech Met’s sites remain open, maintaining normal work schedules and manufacturing operations.
Our employees’ health and well-being remain a top priority and Tech Met is following the recommended preventative measures outlined by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), OSHA and PA State Department of Health. We continue to add safeguards to reduce risks further and communicate daily updates to the team at Tech Met.
To keep our suppliers and customers up to date, we will continue to monitor the situation, providing you with updates appropriately and promptly.
March 20, 2020
Tech Met COVID-19 Update
Last evening, Governor Wolf ordered the cessation of operations for Pennsylvania companies not specifically exempted. As a medical supplier and defense contractor, Tech Met is expected to receive the state’s exemption per the guidelines defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for businesses operating in a critical infrastructure industry.
Tech Met has been advised by their legal team and their public affairs offices to maintain operations until we receive a clear determination from the state. We expect to have that determination early next week. In the event that our operations become impacted, we will advise customers and suppliers immediately.
March 17, 2020
Tech Met COVID-19 Announcement
At Tech Met, our employees’ health and well-being is a top priority. We are taking several preventative measures, including restricting business travel, increasing the frequency of cleaning protocols and accommodating work from home roles where practical.
To ensure that we are up to date on the most recent relevant information and following the mandated recommendations, we are continuously monitoring the news and information sites including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and PA State Department of Health.
Currently, our sites remain open and manufacturing operations will continue. Products and schedules are not at risk. In the event that our operations become impacted, we will advise customers and suppliers immediately.
As always, we remain committed to supporting our customers with an exceptional level of service and will continue to monitor the situation, providing you with updates appropriately and promptly.
November 25, 2019
Tech Met Expansion Supports New Technology Development in Western Pennsylvania
Donora, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured the latest expansion of Tech Met, Inc., in Washington County. Tech Met’s Donora location was announced by Governor Tom Wolf in 2016, and brought 41 new, full-time jobs to the area. “Tech Met’s new location not only brings family-sustaining jobs to Donora, but it supports the needs of their increasing customer base and allows a space for process development initiatives for new technologies,” said Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver. Read the full press release
Tech Met President, Mike Vidra welcomes Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver to the Donora Expansion
June 17, 2019
Tech Met, Inc. featured in Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Business News
"When the workers call the shots: Employee-owned businesses having a moment in Pittsburgh" by Daniel Moore. Four years ago, Gary Reed was reflecting on three decades of growing his nearly 30-year-old Glassport business providing chemical milling services to the aerospace industry and other industrial manufacturers. Read the full article
April 17, 2019
Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) features Tech Met, Inc
The Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) promotes better understanding of the values of employee ownership among business leaders, public officials, employees, members of the media, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, consumers, and other persons and organizations in Pennsylvania. PaCEO highligts Tech Met's transition to an ESOP in 2015, and their success... Read the News
January 15, 2019
Tech Met, Inc to be spotlighted in the Manufacturing Marvel® production on The Fox Business Network®
Glassport, PA – January 15, 2019, Tech Met, Inc, a leading service provider for the Aerospace, defense and medical industries will be spotlighted in a nationally televised production called “Manufacturing Marvels” produced by (Marvel Production Group, LLC) between 10:30-10:44pm EST on Monday January, 21, 2019 on The Fox Business Network. The two-minute production.. Read the full Press Release
Tech Met, Inc. hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open Donora Expansion Site
Glassport, PA – September 20, 2018, Tech Met, Inc, a leading service provider for the Aerospace, defense and medical industries is pleased to announce the official opening of its new facility in Washington county. The President of the Washington county chamber of Commerce, Jeff Kotula, Donora Mayor James McDonough II, and Tech Met President, Mike Vidra cut the ceremonial ribbon today marking the official opening of the Donora Expansion facility located at 79 East 8th street, Donora, PA.. Read the full Press Release
Tech Met, Inc. receives a $1,000,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
Glassport, PA – September 2018, Tech Met, Inc, an employee-owned manufacturing business specializing in standard and custom milling, received a $1,000,000 grant administered by Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). . . . Read the full Press Release
Inside Washington County - September/October Issue
Tech Met Expands into Washington Country. ESOP is no fable at Tech Met Inc. The company has been operating under an employee stock ownership plan since 2015 – a plan that is not common in the work place. “We refer to our employees as employee owners,” said Jim Ringer, vice president of the Glassport-based manufacturer, which provides chemical milling services
on components fabricated by other companies. Tech Met services high-temperature titanium and ferrous alloys and works primarily with the aerospace and medical industries. It is a major player in the aerospace engine fabricating market in the eastern United States. . . . Read the full Article
Inside Washington County Cover - Tech Met President, Mike Vidra and General Manager, Jim Ringer pictured
Tech Met, Inc. welcomes Senator Bartolotta and Donora officials to tour new Donora Facility
October 20, 2017 Glassport, PA, Tech Met, Inc. a provider of Custom and Standard Chemical Milling Services welcomed Senator Camera Bartolotta, Mayor Donald Pavelko and several Donora officials to tour the Tech Met Expansion facility in Donora, PA. The 88,000+ square foot . . . Read the full Press Release
Tech Met President Mike Vidra with Senator Bartolotta at Tech Met's Donora site
Keystone Edge: From Steel City to Roboburgh: Pittsburgh still has its manufacturing mojo
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. Tech Met, an employee-owned, precision chemical milling company, is another new manufacturer in Donora. The company, founded in 1988 . . . Read the full article
Tech Met, Inc Seals the Deal for Donora Industrial Site
A longtime Mon Valley manufacturer with ties to the aerospace industry has landed – officially – at Donora Industrial Park.
Tech Met Inc., a Glassport company since 1988, is expanding its operations to a second location. It closed a deal Friday afternoon to purchase the property at 79 E. Eighth St., a building previously . . .Read the full article
Tech Met, Inc. Announces Management and Ownership Changes, Now 100% Employee Owned
Glassport, PA, Tech Met, Inc. a provider of Custom and Standard Chemical Milling Services announced today the following changes to ownership and management: Tech Met Inc. is now officially employee-owned. Gary Reed, former owner and President, sold the company to his employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Trust, making Tech Met, Inc. a 100% employee-owned business. . . Read the full Press Release
Tech Met, Inc Donates Three 3D Printers to Penn Trafford Middle School
News Release. Tech Met, Inc. a provider of Custom and Standard Chemical Milling Services announced today their donation of three 3D Printers to Penn Trafford’s Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics . . . Read the full Press Release
Rick Steele, STEM Educator and Mike Vidra, President Tech Met at Penn Middle STEM Open House
Governor Wolf Announces Tech Met Expansion, New Jobs in Washington County
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Tech Met, Inc., a custom and standard chemical milling company, will expand operations in Donora Borough, Washington County, a move that will result in 41 new, full-time jobs.
“We commend this employee-owned business for its renewed commitment to manufacturing in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Tech Met’s success as a niche manufacturer will lead to new jobs and the reuse of an old facility and we look forward to its continued growth.” Read the full article
Tech Met, Inc receives Community Recognition Award
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania presented Mike Vidra, President and Jim Ringer, General Manager of Tech Met, Inc. with a Community Recognition Award for outstanding volunteer efforts by assisting our nation’s military veterans and families through support of the Veterans Helping Hand Fund. The Veterans Helping Hand fund provides housing, employment, counseling, and other suppor for Military Veterans and their families.
Mike Vidra, President, and Jim Ringer, General Manager, receive recognition on behalf of Tech Met, Inc.
November 4, 2020
Tech Met, Inc. releases to production the first cell dedicated to post processing of 3D printed aluminum parts
Donora, PA - November 2020, Tech Met, Inc, an employee-owned manufacturing business specializing in standard and custom chemical milling commissioned its first processing cell today dedicated for the post processing of aluminum parts, answering the demands of their aerospace customers. Designed specifically for additive manufactured or 3D metal printed parts, this aluminum cell marks another milestone for the on-schedule expansion of the Tech Met Donora facility. Read the full press release
First cell dedicated to post processing of 3D printed aluminum production released at Tech Met Donora