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When Pittsburgh Technology Council members break news, it always end up on PGHTechFuse! Here are the latest headlines from Pittsburgh’s technology and manufacturing sectors.

Para-Coat Technologies Marks Expanded Capabilities and Quality System Upgrade Certification

Para-Coat Technologies, Inc. of Johnstown, Pa- an industry leader supplying engineered coatings and services to the Aerospace, Military, Automotive and Medical Industries- has expanded capabilities as of February 2018. PCT, an electronics manufacturing service provider, installed an automatic conformal coating line at its Johnstown facility.

This technology allows Para-Coat to offer its customers a complete solution to their strict liquid coating requirements. The new coating line guarantees precise, repeatable results on mission critical and/or lifesaving projects. “By purchasing this type of machinery, we can now offer a more precise coating at a much faster speed. Being the last step in the manufacturing process, saving our customers on time is huge”, states Krista Rager, CEO.

Additionally, Para-Coat engaged in a rigorous audit of its business and manufacturing processes and announces its ISO 9001 standards certification renewal from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Para-Coat maintains an ISO compliant Quality Management System ensuring our commitment to customer satisfaction and strengthened performance through constant process improvement. ISO 9001:2015 is the most relevant certification to date, replacing the previous ISO 9001:2008 standards.

“We are committed to meeting and even exceeding our customer’s requirements” states Michael Rager, COO. “Our goal is to offer our customers a competitively priced, high quality product, delivered on time through constant improvement.”

Accion Labs Moves to New Pittsburgh Location

The Pittsburgh-headquartered global technology firm that specializes in working with technology companies and IT organizations in the emerging technologies, today announced its move to its new location at DDI Plaza I, 1225 Washington Pike Suite 401, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

Formerly located in Upper St. Clair, the new office space both increases the office footprint and supports the company’s growth strategy by providing a more collaborative environment for the current team. The 9,000 square foot office space will accommodate the expected growth as well as leverage the area’s high-technology talent. “The new space has a great energy and the location is convenient to allow easy access to many parts of the city,” said Amy Halter, Accion Labs, VP of HR and Operations. “The office’s modern feel is a fit for Accion’s vision of emerging technologies, driven by our focus on technology innovation, and digital transformation.”

After allowing the Pittsburgh team to settle into its new location, an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned to host the local clients and community which will be announced at a later date.

BluChip Partners with Two Universities

BluChip Solutions, an ITPS company, and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology firms, has expanded their solutions to offer a national Microsoft Office 365 migration practice focused on supporting Colleges and Universities across the United States.

As a Microsoft partner, BluChip Solutions has been successful providing IT Staffing Solutions with several higher education institutions in the Northeast and Southwest, including two of the largest in the state of Pennsylvania and Texas. This success has allowed the practice to grow beyond its initial expectations, expecting to migrate 100s of thousands of O365 accounts by the end of 2018.

BluChip Solutions’ success in providing staffing solutions to academic institutions is attributable to their ability to efficiently assess an organization’s needs and develop/execute new migration plans that consider the diversity of existing platforms and requirements.

“Colleges and universities are looking for a trusted, experienced partner that can help them advance their cloud-first vision,” said Chris Cochran, President and Founder of BluChip Solutions. “As many universities and businesses are desiring to convert to O365 accounts, they are finding that it requires a special skill-set to ensure a seamless phasing of platforms. The proper IT support must be acquired to conquer the complex process of project management, change management and technical consulting/support. We have identified the strategic areas in which we are going to focus our resources and we are committed to making those deep investments in this technology domain.”