Power companies aren’t alone in their shift away from coal. Steelmakers, industry groups and the federal government are spending millions looking for a way to make steel without coke, the carbon-​rich form of coal used to fuel blast furnaces. Like coal-​fired power generation, coke production is a major source of air pollution, and…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The industry explores ways to make steelmaking cleaner
At the Clairton Public Library in the industrial Monongahela River valley, patrons can check out “Moby Dick,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the adventures of Curious George and any number of Nancy Drew mysteries. They can read issues of Vogue and Popular Science. They can take home the music of Elton John and Rihanna,…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The last coke works
It was the early 1960s, and it was a different time, recalls John “Jack” Mascaro. Like many of his fellow baby boomers, the young student showed up to his engineering classes at the University of Pittsburgh sporting a sweater and a tie, while his professors wore suits. It was a time when engineering…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A new era (and a new home) begins at the Swanson School of Engineering
Frank S. Sklarsky is executive vice president and chief financial officer at PPG Industries. A native of Buffalo, Sklarsky comes to Pittsburgh from Princeton, N.J., where he held the same position with Tyco International Ltd. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at both Eastman Kodak Co. and ConAgra Foods,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
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