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Saturday, June 22, 2013

PA Wilds: A Traditional Manufacturer Grows by Getting Outdoors

PA Wilds: A Traditional Manufacturer Grows by Getting Outdoors

Tataboline Enos | Thursday, June 20, 2013
Keystone Edge
Outdoor recreation is a $650 billon dollar industry in the U.S., and growing it in Pennsylvania isn’t just about attracting visitors; it’s also about making more of the stuff that people need and want to get outdoors.

With more than 2 million acres of public land and a proud manufacturing culture, the rural, 12-county Pennsylvania Wilds region is in a position to grow both sides of this industry, and one local company’s recent expansion shows the synergies that can happen when manufacturing and nature tourism intersect.

Many people know Elk County as the epicenter for elk tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds but the area is also home to several powdered metal companies that manufacture component parts used around the globe. Continuous Metal Technology (CMT) is one of them.

A few years ago, CMT started to look at expanding into the hunting and fishing segment of the outdoor recreation market.  Read more...

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