Do you have problems attracting and retaining entry level employees? Do transportation issues affect your current employees?
. . . One Building at a Time!
A local manufacturer of roofing materials and roofing systems converted an unused building on their campus into a world-class training facility. The facility hosts training programs for company employees from both the U.S. and around the world.
On July 1st, Julie Fehrenbach joined Manufacturing Works as Director of Resource Development. With extensive experience in raising funds from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government entities, she brings expertise to help Manufacturing Works expand and broaden its funding base.
If details drive a project, then robotics may be taking root in Northeast Ohio factories. Representatives from eleven regional manufacturers participated in a two-hour workshop earlier this month to learn specifics about programming, tooling, and deployment of collaborative robots. Host Jim Tipton of Tipton Machinery Co. and Neff Engineering's Chuck Masluk provided live demonstrations and answered questions on a variety of topics. The program was one of a series by Manufacturing Works that's intended to assist local manufacturers in exploring technology as a solution to ongoing challenges on the factory floor.
Many in the manufacturing community seem to be talking about digital transformation lately, and why they need to transform how they do business, but what really is digital transformation, and why should you even care about it?
What we find remarkable about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it introduces possibilities that were once unimaginable. Organizations that assemble all the pieces of the IoT puzzle the right way can significantly improve efficiency, lower costs, increase customer satisfaction, and even leap over the competition.
Students in the manufacturing pathways at Max S. Hayes High School are eager for exposure and real-world experience. For over five years, Manufacturing Works’ has served as a workforce bridge between high school students and manufacturing companies to act as an internship liaison. Internships can be a win-win workforce recruitment strategy that companies have been seeking by providing a short-term work experience that could potentially lead to long term employment.
Fully Promoted, Manufacturing Works Member Since 2017
Cristina Bertero, owner of Manufacturing Works Member Fully Promoted, was recently featured in the American Express Magazine sharing her thoughts on Supply Chain and Finance. As her husband, Fernando, put it in his announcement, " As always Cristina is our shining star!"
Since 1990, Manufacturing Works (originally as WIRE-Net) has recognized leaders in our manufacturing community.
In 2000, to honor our expanding mission, WIRE-Net established our Mission Builder Award to recognize industrial companies that exemplify our mission.
This year, keeping the focus on the three pillars of excellence outlined in our 2020 Vision, our award winners were chosen for their success in workforce development, industrial technology, and leadership succession.