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This November Celebrate MFG: 2018 Nuts & Bolts Fundraising Bash

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Oct 18, 2018 4:54:31 PM

Manufacturing Works is continuing its 30th anniversary with its 2018 Nuts & Bolts Fundraising Bash on Thursday, November 8, 2018. It will take place in the Cibreo Italian Kitchen’s Cibreo Privato located on 1501 E. 14th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will last from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Topics: Fundraiser, Nuts & Bolts Bash

#MFGDay18 Exposes Students to Local Manufacturing Opportunities

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Oct 17, 2018 12:39:30 PM

Manufacturing Month is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. To match up with Manufacturing Day, which takes place on October 5th this year, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.

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Topics: Youth Programs, Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing Events, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Max S. Hayes High School

IoT in a Job Shop. Really?

Posted by Ed Weston on Oct 17, 2018 11:40:30 AM

“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.”  But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running?  How much uptime are you actually getting?  And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?

According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company.  But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Bowden Manufacturing, Cleveland Foundation, Manufacturing Events, Industry 4.0, MUT Technology, Andrew McCartney, Technology, Sensors

October is Manufacturing Month!

Posted by Kristen Haning on Oct 1, 2018 12:16:52 PM

Manufacturing Month is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. To match up with Manufacturing Day, which takes place on October 5th this year, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.

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Topics: MFG Day, Manufacturing Month, Felber PR & Marketing, Nuts & Bolts Bash, Manufacturing Events, Cleveland Manufacturing, Fundraising, #MFGDay18, Max S. Hayes High School, Alliance Industrial Solutions, Tooling U, Competency Based Training, Culture, Recruiting and Retention, Workforce Development, Workforce

Increase Customer Engagement By Doing These 3 Things To Your Website

Posted by Simplex-IT on Sep 21, 2018 12:19:08 PM

The average web user’s attention span gets shorter every day. People don’t want to spend hours sifting through a website to find the information they need; they want it as soon as the page loads. To keep up with the times businesses have drastically changed how they develop their websites.

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Topics: Website Design, Website Performance, Simplex-IT, Digital Marketing, Online Brand Strategy

Making It: Boxes Open Path to Success at Tap in Cleveland

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Sep 20, 2018 1:08:21 PM

Tap Packaging Solutions, Manufacturing Works Member Since 2017

Tap Packaging Solutions is a 100 year old company, being run by the third generation of the Chilcote family and its 120 employees. During its first 100 years, the Chilcote Company, dba Tap Packaging Solutions, established itself as a national leader in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of professional photo packaging.

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Topics: Member Profile, Membership, Tap Packaging Solutions, IdeaStream, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Encyclopedia, The Chilcote Company

Technical Corps Program: Defining the Next Chapter Through Encore Cleveland

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Sep 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Technical Corps Program (TCP) is an Encore Cleveland program that launched in 2015 as way to use the knowledge and skills of experienced technicians to teach young people the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in manufacturing careers.

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Topics: Great Lakes Towing Company, The Cleveland Foundation, #EncoreCLE, Technical Corps Program, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes

WIRE-Net Appreciates Our Members

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Aug 17, 2018 12:09:50 PM

On a beautiful Friday in July, 115 WIRE-Net Members "interrupted their summer for a splash of winter!" Whiskey Island Still & Eatery was decked out for Christmas as everyone enjoyed some good food, a cup of holiday cheer, and, of course, a great time with fellow members.

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Topics: Membership

Happy Birthday WIRE-Net: Celebrating Three Decades of Impact

Posted by Kristen Haning on Aug 16, 2018 10:39:50 AM

In 1988, when WIRE-Net set up shop to serve as an advocate for manufacturers, business was booming. Cleveland's industrial landscape was dotted with plants and factories that, while diverse in nature, all shared the same issues and concerns: Security, job training, technical assistance, infrastructure improvement, and maneuvering through bureaucratic mazes.

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Topics: John Colm, Crains Cleveland Business, WIRE-Net History

JumpStart & WIRE-Net: A Winning Workforce Partnership

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Jul 30, 2018 4:35:38 PM

The Emerging Talent Network (ETN) is a JumpStart program that launched in 2017 to connect qualified Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) 11th grade and emerging 12th grade students with local companies for summer internships and full-time employment. WIRE-Net began partnering with ETN shortly after the program launched to leverage the program’s resources, CMSD relationships, and company relationships to meet the needs of the manufacturing students and companies we work with at Max S. Hayes High School.

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Topics: Emerging Talent Network, Pre-Appreniticeships, JumpStart, KeyBank Foundation, Martindale Electric, Oatey, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Max S. Hayes High School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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