ARDEX Americas, a commercial construction supplier specializing in high-performance building materials, is making its largest strategic investment ever. The Aliquippa-based company is expanding into new markets and increasing its overall footprint. With plans to grow their workforce by 10 percent, see company’s president and CEO Stephan Liozu remarks on their need for new hires in the fields of manufacturing, customer service, technical and design.

Ethan Lott, editor of the 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times Book of Lists, highlights some of Pittsburgh’s top business and community trends identified over the past year. Energy and manufacturing had a large list presence, while several new lists explored demographic trends, such as youngest and oldest neighborhoods.

The Distinctively Dutch Festival is a three-month event featuring 75 top Dutch artists and performers in a bid to strengthen economic, civic, cultural and academic connections between Pittsburgh and the Netherlands. Dutch Consul Arthur Kibbelaar and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust show their enthusiasm for bringing some of the best of the Netherlands to Pittsburgh, and discuss opportunities where Pittsburgh and the Netherlands can learn from each other.


“Our Region’s Business” airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV.  Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.