ARM Opens New Headquarters – Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University


ARM Marks the Opening of New Headquarters – Mill 19 in Pittsburgh

Collaborative space at Mill 19 shared by ARM, Carnegie Mellon University, and Catalyst Connection will aid in driving the future of manufacturing. 

September 5, 2019 – On September 4th, ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) celebrated the formal opening of its new headquarters, Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, PA. The 90,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility sits within the frame of the former Jones & Laughlin Steel Company (J&L) steel mill. The first two floors are completed and occupied by ARM and Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative. ARM Member and local MEP, Catalyst Connection, will move into the third floor of Mill 19 later this fall.

The future of manufacturing is here.

Mill 19 sits in Pittsburgh’s historic Hazelwood neighborhood, minutes from downtown, and its creation marks a significant milestone for both the city of Pittsburgh and the nation. The site has sat empty since the mill’s closure in 1997. The revitalization of the site has been made possible by collaboration between three Pittsburgh foundations, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Richard King Mellon Foundation, and The Heinz Endowments. These foundations, seeing the potential of the site, purchased the land in 2002.

ARM will lead the future of manufacturing through robotics innovation and workforce development with its 200+ members and partners.

From technological advancements to workforce development, Mill 19 will be the epicenter for the future of manufacturing. The collaborative nature of the space showcases what is possible when industry, academia, and government work in tandem towards a unified goal. ARM has a large network of local and national partners that are excited to visit Hazelwood and engage with the community.

ARM already has equipment in the high bay, including robots from ARM Members, Yaskawa and FANUC. For the opening event, an additional number of local ARM Members brought demonstrations of their work, including CapSen Robotics, IAM Robotics, RE2 Robotics, Hebi Robotics, Siemens, Premier Automation, and more. The day showcased innovations that have already begun shaping the nation’s manufacturing renaissance.

“What happens here will benefit all.”- Pittsburgh Mayor, Bill Peduto

ARM was joined by supporters and dignitaries for the opening event, including Tracy Frost (Director, Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense), Farnam Jahanian (President, Carnegie Mellon University), Congressman Mike Doyle, Congressman Mike Kelly, Jay Costa (PA State Senator), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Rich Fitzgerald (Allegheny County Executive), and many more.

“We look forward to working with our partners and Mill 19 tenants to create the nation’s most innovative advanced manufacturing and robotics facility.” – ARM Board Chair, Brett Lambert

Mill 19 features ample collaboration space, including a 200-person training room, 24-person classroom, a high bay, flexible space, and break-out rooms and conference rooms. The Mill 19 High Bay is shared by ARM and Carnegie Mellon University. The high bay features a length of 180 feet and a 10 ton crane. The high bay will also house ARM’s prototyping and de-risking operations, which are currently under development. These operations are dedicated to helping manufacturers “de-risk” automation so that it is more easily and less expensively deployed in manufacturing facilities across the nation. The flexible space on the first floor is also shared by ARM and CMU and will house diverse projects dedicated to advancing the state of manufacturing.

ARM Members can expect to learn more about Mill 19 at the 2019 Member Meeting being held November 5-7 in Pittsburgh. Learn more about the Member Meeting by emailing [email protected].

Mill 19 Grand Opening

More Media Coverage

NextPittsburgh: “It was worth the wait.” 

KDKA-TV: Interview with ARM’s Suzy Teele and Gary Fedder

WESA: Mill 19 Is A High-Tech Facility With A History Of Major Manufacturing



Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we accelerate transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University, and funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at Note: The ARM headquarters has relocated to Mill 19 A. Our updated main phone number is (412) 785-0444. Our address is: Mill 19 A Suite 200, 4501 Lytle St. Pittsburgh, PA 15207


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