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:
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.