How the Moshannon Valley turned economic disaster into multi-million dollar success

By Holly Riddle Photo: Provided. Just a short drive from Penn State’s University Park campus, the greater Moshannon Valley region welcomes visitors with its expansive and beautiful natural landscape and charming small towns like the region’s heart of activity, Philipsburg. However, for the average traveler with no business ties, Moshannon Valley may still just be […]


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Sustainability pioneer EnergyCAP started in Happy Valley 40 years ago. Why they are choosing to stay here, and what’s next.

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger “The EnergyCAP Team shares information on their business at an industry tradeshow.” EnergyCAP became a pioneer in energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software before energy conservation was high on everyone’s radar and while PCs were in their infancy. The company was created to help users track their energy usage, and […]

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Identifying small problems before they turn big

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger (Left to right) Bruce Pellegrino, VP Marketing; Jim Barshinger, CTO; and Jeff Anderson, President/GM; Photo: Provided. Happy Valley-based Sensor Networks Inc. is helping companies protect their assets by equipping them with products that identify small problems before they turn into large ones. The company was born from a relationship between two coworkers, […]

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The hybrid workplace: pandemic band-aid or enduring solution?

By David Rockower When the pandemic hit, there was no time to weigh the pros and cons, listen to employee opinions or create a balanced schedule; Covid-19 necessitated physical distancing and, as a result, many businesses made the switch to remote work. Soon, many employers started asking questions: Do we really need all that office […]

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Local leaders on the current state and future of manufacturing in Happy Valley

By Timothy Kelly An article published by Bloomberg in July focused on the accelerating reshoring trend in manufacturing and noted that companies aren’t just talking about reshoring — they’re taking action. Some companies are moving their supply chains, including primary production facilities, out of China and relocating to the U.S. According to the article, the […]

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Happy Valley remains a bright spot in a darkening economy

By Timothy Kelly The home of the CIMP-3D Lab. Research at Penn State has been the foundation of many local high tech and deep tech start-ups. Photo: T. Kelly The S&P 500 is down 8.5% in the last six months. The gross domestic product percentage change from the preceding quarter was negative in the first […]

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EnergyCAP Announces Acquisition of Wattics

On August 23, EnergyCAP, a pioneer in energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) software, announced the acquisition of Wattics, an innovative global provider of energy management analytics and monitoring software. With 40% of global carbon emissions originating from the built environment, many organizations have established goals to decarbonize their operations and achieve net-zero carbon […]

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