Where Manufacturing Matters

Do Your Employees Struggle Getting to Work?

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Aug 16, 2019 10:31:46 AM

Do you have problems attracting and retaining entry level employees? Do transportation issues affect your current employees?

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Topics: Workforce Development, Workforce, Paradox Prize

Beautifying Cleveland's Industrial Neighborhoods

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Aug 15, 2019 9:26:22 AM

. . . 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.

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), City of Cleveland

Why Are Manufacturing Leaders Getting Involved in the Sector Partnership?

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jul 18, 2019 3:49:23 PM

1. "I can't find enough people with the right skills and attitude."

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Topics: Workforce, Workforce Connect, Sector Partnership, Cuyahoga County

Welcome Julie Fehrenbach

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jul 17, 2019 1:35:04 PM

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.

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Topics: Leadership, Manufacturing Works, Julie Fehrenbach

Robotics Taking Root in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Jun 21, 2019 11:25:11 AM

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.

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Topics: IoT, IIoT, Digital Transformation, Cobots, Robotics, Tipton Machinery Co., Neff Engineering

What Really is Digital Transformation and the 5 Steps to Get Started

Posted by Alan Lupus on May 17, 2019 9:03:00 AM

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?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, StoneDonut

Small IoT Solutions = Big Payoff

Posted by PWC on May 8, 2019 12:37:00 PM

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.

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Students Are Eager for Exposure and Real-World Experience

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Apr 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Internships, B&R Machine

Focus on Relationships

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Apr 18, 2019 1:41:59 PM

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!"

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Topics: Membership, Member Profile, Fully Promoted

Congratulations! 2019 Mission Builder Award Winners

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Apr 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Mission Builder Award, Annual Meeting, Lincoln Electric, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Bowden Manufacturing, Buschman Corporation

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