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Nottingham Spirk's Creative Spark

Posted by WIRE-Net on Mar 15, 2018 1:13:16 PM

Since their inception in 1972, Nottingham Spirk has secured over 1,000 commercialized patents, and they have helped to form new consumer product companies such as Little Tikes, Dirt Devil, and SpinBrush. In the last few years, the firm has been focused on bleeding edge medical start-ups that change patients' lives, including two companies that were recently purchased by Medtronic and Cardinal Health. In addition, they have established relationships with over 100 global manufacturing and materials partners, a critical success factor in their impressive commercialization rate.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Networking, WIRE-Net Annual Meeting, Product Innovation, Nottingham Spirk

Results Are In! 2018 Northeast Ohio Regional Manufacturing Survey

Posted by WIRE-Net on Feb 15, 2018 2:41:02 PM

Yesterday, WIRE-Net in partnership with Bank of America, Conxus NEO, Oswald Companies, MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, Skoda Minotti, and Team NEO, released the 2018 Northeast Ohio Regional Manufacturing Survey report—a collection of responses from more than 400 companies that represent 76,000 Ohio manufacturing workers in Ohio.

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Topics: Oswald Companies, MAGNET, Economic Development, Skoda Minotti, Bank of America, Manufacturing Survey, ConxusNEO

Love Is In the Air...

Posted by WIRE-Net on Feb 14, 2018 5:19:13 PM


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Topics: Workforce, WorkSource, Talent, Recruiting

National Apprenticeship Week is Here!

Posted by WIRE-Net on Nov 15, 2017 10:36:34 AM

This week marks the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (November 13-19). We are excited to take part in this celebration with so many other companies, individuals, and educators that are making a difference through apprenticeship programs. We believe apprenticeships work for everyone—from the business owner looking to recruit highly skilled and talented workers, to the job seeker wanting to advance their career. It works because youth and job seekers can earn while they learn, and employers can develop the talent they need to compete today and tomorrow.

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Topics: Apprenticeships, Tri-C, Max S. Hayes High School, Apprenticeship Consortium, National Apprenticeship Week, Pre-Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Month Update: Nuts & Bolts Bash Recap

Posted by WIRE-Net on Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The annual Nuts & Bolts Bash, presented for the fifth year in a row by Spooner Incorporated, is WIRE-Net's signature fundraiser that helped kick-off Manufacturing Month and launch our giving season with generous sponsorships and donations of in-kind prizes or cash contributions invested in our mission-driven activities. We're pleased to announce that on October 5th you helped us raise over $27,000 in net revenue, which was just shy of our $30,000 goal!

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Max S. Hayes High School, Nuts & Bolts Bash, Apprenticeship Consortium

October is Manufacturing Month: Show Your Support

Posted by WIRE-Net on Sep 14, 2017 3:39:34 PM

Manufacturing Month is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. To match up with Manufacturing Day, which takes place on October 6th, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Manufacturing Day, Nuts & Bolts Bash

Success with a New Hire

Posted by WIRE-Net on Jun 22, 2017 2:46:59 PM

WorkSource Program Fills Job in Less Than 30 Days

WIRE-Net Member, Royal Chemical, was searching for a manager for their Macedonia plant. They turned to WIRE-Net's Workforce Development Coordinator, T.J. McGowan, and found success with a new hire.

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Topics: Workforce, Recruitment, WorkSource, Royal Chemical

BWC Board Approves Third Billion Back

Posted by WIRE-Net on May 8, 2017 8:43:54 PM

At its meeting last month, the BWC board of directors gave the green light to move forward with the Third Billion Back rebate plan the agency announced in March.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, BWC

Annual Meeting Preview: Sustainability: A 21st Century American Grand Strategy

Posted by WIRE-Net on Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This year's Annual Meeting keynote address Sustainability: A 21st Century American Grand Strategy, will be presented by retired Marine Colonel Mark "Puck" Mykleby, co-author of the book The New Grand Strategy: Restoring Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century, and co-founder of the Long Haul Capital Group. His book offers an in-depth approach to U.S. grand strategy that takes the best of progressive and conservative ideas and illustrates how business can lead the country into a new strategic era focused on driving sustainable prosperity and security.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Annual Meeting, Sustainability, Keynote Speaker, Oil and Gas

WIRE-Net Annual Meeting Preview: Auction to Benefit Our Youth Programs

Posted by WIRE-Net on Apr 24, 2017 3:54:42 PM

WIRE-Net and the Friends of Max Hayes collaborate closely to build rigorous work-based learning experiences for both teachers and students at Max S. Hayes Career and Technical High School. Our programs ensure that students get exposure to a range of career opportunities in machining, welding, computer aided design, robotics, and other fields.

Help us support the future generation of manufacturing. New to this year's Annual Meeting event, the Friends of Max Hayes, will be hosting an auction to raise funds for WIRE-Net's youth programs at Max Hayes High School.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Annual Meeting, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes, Youth Programs, Fundraising

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