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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

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

Hitting the Ground Running

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Feb 15, 2019 8:17:34 AM

Pandata, a New Manufacturing Works Member

Manufacturing Works is thrilled to welcome new member, Pandata. "We think the skills they can offer our manufacturing members will be invaluable," said Rick Dawson, Manager of Membership Development.

Pandata deals in everything data: machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science as a service. Their team has diverse skill sets, allowing them to understand a broader set of client problems and come up with better solutions.

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Topics: Membership, Member Profile, Pandata

Meet Manufacturing Works' New Director

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jan 25, 2019 9:51:03 AM

Manufacturing Works continues its evolution with the announcement today of a new Executive Director. Ken Patsey will join the organization as its new leader beginning in February.

Ken is a graduate of Kenyon College where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While working as an economist, Ken attended the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU, and earned his MBA with an emphasis in banking and finance.

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Topics: Leadership, Manufacturing Works, Ken Patsey

WIRE-Net Appreciates Our Members

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Aug 17, 2018 12:09:50 PM

On a beautiful Friday in July, 115 WIRE-Net Members "interrupted their summer for a splash of winter!" Whiskey Island Still & Eatery was decked out for Christmas as everyone enjoyed some good food, a cup of holiday cheer, and, of course, a great time with fellow members.

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Topics: Membership

Honoring Excellence at Our Annual Meeting

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Apr 11, 2018 5:15:47 PM

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, WIRE-Net will continue its tradition of recognizing leaders in the manufacturing community.

In 2000, WIRE-Net established our Mission Builder and Strategic Partner Awards. The Mission Builder Award recognizes industrial companies that exemplify WIRE-Net's mission. Strategic Partner Award winners are individuals or organizations that have a strategic impact on what we do as an organization.

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Topics: Mission Builder Award, WIRE-Net Annual Meeting, ArcelorMittal, Swagelok, Eaton, O'Neill Brothers Foundation, Braden Sutphin Ink Company, Evergreen Cooperatives, Gent Machine Company, TPI Efficiency Consulting

Meet the Team Behind Your Member Profile

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jan 19, 2018 10:22:06 AM

Felber PR & Marketing, WIRE-Net Member Since 2012

Throughout the last three years, WIRE-Net members have read, shared, and enjoyed in-depth member profiles in our monthly newsletter. In 2018, WIRE-Net's 30th Anniversary, we will feature many of our founding and longstanding members. One of those members has been the quiet voice behind the written member profiles, Felber PR & Marketing. This year, our member profiles will be featured on a special 30th anniversary WIRE-Net website page, as printed handouts at events, and receive additional focus.

Who is the volunteer team behind the member profiles? You know them as Rob Felber and Allison Miller.

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Topics: Membership, Felber PR & Marketing, Member Profile

A Legacy of Recognizing Excellence

Posted by Mari-Elen Sammon on Jan 18, 2018 3:07:53 PM

Since 1990, WIRE-Net has recognized leaders in our manufacturing community.

First, came the Community Improvement Awards in recognition of the companies who invested in their Cleveland neighborhood through industrial expansion, job creation, investment in human resources, and property beautification.

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Topics: Mission Builder Award, WIRE-Net Annual Meeting, Strategic Partner Award

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