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April 27, 2021

Virtual Site Visit Series: Premier Automation

By Vu Nguyen

April 27, 2021 - PITTSBURGH, PA: For the second installation of the Virtual Site Visit series, we visited our friends at Premier Automation where they presented to students from North Hills, Perry, Phase 4 Learning Center, and Clairton City High School.

Premiere Automation, located in Monroeville, PA, engineers solutions to provide automation, drive, and electrical control solutions to the industrial market.  This means that they typically work with companies to create custom solutions that can help automate processes so that the companies can increase their productivity and efficiency. This includes robotic solutions where they integrate products such as robotic arms.

Chris Averona, Mechanical Engineer at Premier Automation, gave students us a peek into some of the projects that they have going on, specifically their robotics projects.  Here is Chris talking about one of their projects that involved several robotic arms


Chris took viewers through the two main buildings which house projects that range from robotic assemblies, to electrical and power box arrays for various companies around the country.

To learn more about Premier Automation, visit 

CMRA will be offering more virtual site visits to participants of the SMART program. To learn more about this program, or specifically the outreach extension of the program (SMART-ER), you can go to our Research area. Email us at for more information.