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Carrie Motamedi
carrie@techshop.ws
(415) 244-2204

TechShop to Open Pittsburgh Location in Bakery Square in February
New location to serve as a hub for local innovation
MENLO PARK, Calif. , November 21, 2012 -- TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, today announced construction has begun on a new location in Pittsburgh which will open to the public in February, 2013. The Bakery Square location in the Larimer neighborhood was announced earlier this year.

"Pittsburgh has been at the heart of American ingenuity, making and manufacturing since it was founded. We are excited to open this location in an area with a deep ecosystem of great technology-related companies and institutions,” said Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop. “Our newest location will offer programs that support the growing community of makers and innovators by providing tools, equipment, software and instruction in a large, open workshop space.”

World-Class Creative Workspace and Prototyping Studio
TechShop members have access to a world-class workshop with machines, tools, training, inspiration and support they need to pursue their passions, develop new skills and launch new businesses.

• More than $1 million worth of machines, tools and equipment

• Hundreds of classes each month for members and non-members

• Friendly, knowledgeable, highly trained staff

• Community of innovative makers, artists and entrepreneurs

• Group event spaces and workshops

In addition to the more than 4,000 individual members of TechShop, corporations are increasingly turning to TechShop as a strategy for motivating employees, developing new workforce skills and fueling innovation. Universities are partnering with TechShop as an open innovation studio for their faculty, students and alumni.

Individual makers and aspiring makers who would like to receive updates on TechShop Pittsburgh and find out more about founding memberships and institutional partnerships should send an email request for more info to Pittsburgh@techshop.com.

About TechShop, Inc.
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.

For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email info@techshop.com or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at "@TechShop." TechShop is also on Facebook as "TechShop Incorporated."

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