If someone in Export has a good idea for a project, Tom Spears wants to give them the tools to make it happen.
“We want to hit all the ‘maker’ markets,” said Spears, who will open the Export Maker Space on Kennedy Avenue in the fall.
Spears has taken the former home of International Motorcars of Pittsburgh and replaced the BMWs and Mercedes with table saws and tool benches.
“My day job is a lot of staring at computers and sending emails,” said Spears, who works as an electrical engineering manager for Westinghouse. “But I work on projects all the time, and I’ve been steadily collecting equipment.”
When W.A. Hoy Construction put the space up for rental, Spears knew he’d found a spot.
“It’s perfect,” he said. “We have the bike trail…