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Using Sensors to Reduce Downtime Costs

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Nov 15, 2019, 8:30:00 AM

City Plating is a metal finishing shop, specializing in electroplating zinc and zinc nickel alloy for the automotive industry. In business since 2001, and a Member of Manufacturing Works since 2004, City Plating currently has 15 employees working two shifts. With a plan to get back to three shifts, they're hiring.

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Topics: IIoT, Sensors, Manufacturing Efficiency, Machine Sensors, City Plating

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Nov 14, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

A manufacturer on the east side of Cleveland recently contacted the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI) for assistance with some street signage issues. Gebauer Company, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical preparations, with over 70 employees and about $20M in sales, is located on E. 153rd Street, just off Johnston Parkway. They requested help getting the intersection's street sign replaced, having a new stop sign installed, and defining the process for installing additional signage.

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), City of Cleveland, Street Signs, Gebauer Company

Are You Compliant with the OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule?

Posted by Chas Lowe on Nov 13, 2019, 1:00:29 PM

Do You Need to Be?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a ruling that required certain establishments to begin reporting their injury and illness records electronically in 2016. However, the annual reporting requirement didn't take-affect until early 2019.

With the 2019 deadline behind us, OSHA estimates that only half of the organizations that were required to submit their data electronically ended-up doing so. In fact, OSHA released a statement warning companies that failed comply with the new ruling that they'd not only be subject to a hefty non-compliance fine, but that they've dramatically increased their chance of being subject to a comprehensive facility inspection, along with a Site Specific Targeting (SST) audit.

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Topics: Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, OSHA, Plant Safety, Zito Insurance, OSHA Reporting, OSHA Logs

Introducing Sensors and Real-Time Data into a Classic Business

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Oct 18, 2019, 7:45:00 AM

Gotta Groove Records, a Manufacturing Works Member Since 2013, is a hidden treasure in Northeast Ohio. From its downtown Cleveland location, the company is celebrating ten years of serving the resurgent record album market as an innovative independent pressing plant. Featuring proprietary quality control and responsive service, Gotta Groove markets to artists and music distributors as the best choice for "When You Want Your Records Loud [Enough] But Your Vinyl Quiet."

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Topics: Sensors, Gotta Groove Records, Machine Sensors

Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing Futures

Posted by Brianna Schultz on Oct 17, 2019, 2:51:14 PM

Exciting things have been happening with the youth team at Manufacturing Works this school year! Not only do we have a new staff member (welcome Brittany Moore!), but we also have a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio AND we just celebrated our biggest Manufacturing Day ever!

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Topics: Oatey, Max S. Hayes High School, Manufacturing Day, Lincoln Electric, Youth Programs, Future Workforce, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio, Hyson Products

Celebrate the Nuts & Bolts of Northeast Ohio Manufacturing

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Sep 20, 2019, 7:23:00 AM

We hope you'll join us as Northeast Ohio's manufacturers gather to celebrate, network, and have fun! Expect great conversation, an array of auction and raffle items, and lots of chances to connect with others in the manufacturing community.

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Topics: Nuts & Bolts Bash, Plante Moran

Paving the Way for Expansion

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Sep 19, 2019, 2:30:48 PM

The Nestlé Corporation made the decision to transfer the production of their successful Coffee-Mate line to their W. 25th Street facility in Cleveland, creating the need to expand the operation. The expansion required the addition of two new silos to store raw materials to produce the product. Immediately, the company reach out to the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI) to help them navigate several obstacles.

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

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

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