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Buy Pittsburgh First exists to bring awareness to local industrial companies in western PA. We are a grass roots movement that encourages companies to examine their buying habits and support local supply and service companies. After all, when you buy locally we all win!


SMC acquires Buy Pittsburgh First to boost regional business, keep local economy strong

PITTSBURGH - April 1, 2015-- SMC Business Councils has acquired Buy Pittsburgh First to help small businesses in the region connect with each other and pump more money into the region's economy.

Buy Pittsburgh First has been helping local buyers and local suppliers find each other since late 2009, one of the first organized efforts to keep the millions of dollars spent on products and services here in the region. SMC is a trade association representing about 1,000 manufacturers and small businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania and the capital region.

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An Inside Look at Material Movers

Since the day Equipco (Division of Phillips Corp.) opened its doors in 1944, the company's name has been nearly synonymous with Hyster forklifts. While that statement is still accurate, it is much too narrow a definition for a company that has kept pace with advances in technology and other industry shifts. Today, Bridgeville-headquartered Equipco delivers material handling solutions that help companies save hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Measuring Profit through a New Filter

To many people, filters and filtration are nearly one and the same. To Harry Elinsky, Jr., however, the two terms differentiate his business from that of his competitors. Mr. Elinsky is the CEO of Filtech, Inc., a West Homestead-based distributor that provides filtration solutions to manufacturing, commercial, energy and healthcare organizations across the Tri--State Area.

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Custom Tool And Grinding

Since 1976, Custom Tool & Grinding has been and continues to be a state of the art manufacturing company specializing in the manufacture of non-standard cutting tools. We manufacture tools from various materials such as solid carbide, brazed carbide, high speed steel, cobalt, PCBN, and more. We have been serving industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, glass mould, plastics, and many more for 32 years from our facility in Washington, PA.