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Important Information About the 2020 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Dec 16, 2019 9:13:15 AM

Rates are going to increase in 2020 with carriers FedEx and UPS. Manufacturing Works Members need to stay informed of the changes in order to keep costs low. Here are the top takeaways you need to know:

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Topics: PartnerShip, Shipping, FedEx Rates, UPS Rates

Permit Us to Help!

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Dec 11, 2019 3:14:06 PM

DAR PRO Solutions provides rendering, recycling, and recovery solutions for the food industry. With 40 full-time employees and over $50M in sales, the Cleveland facility will soon be celebrating 100 years since the Ira C. Darling & Company expanded into the Great Lakes region.

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

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

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

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

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

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