Where Manufacturing Matters

Internships: A Win-Win Solution to Manufacturing Workforce Needs

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Jul 9, 2018 2:43:52 PM

WIRE-Net continues to hear about the critical workforce challenges that Northeast Ohio manufacturers are experiencing and the questions they have around how to be more innovative and effective with talent management. One of the ways that WIRE-Net is assisting to bridge this gap and meet manufacturers needs is by offering internship opportunities to high-schoolers at Max S. Hayes High School and Parma Senior High.

Since its inception in 2013, the WIRE-Net youth internship program has provided a steady and sustainable pipeline of permanent employees to participating companies and provided students with real-world experience to learn skills required for jobs and careers in the manufacturing industry.

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Topics: Youth Programs, Melin Tool, ArcelorMittal, Voss Industries, Internships, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Lozick Foundation, Parma City Schools, General Steel Company

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

WIRE-Net Annual Meeting Preview: 2017 Mission Builder Winners

Posted by WIRE-Net on Apr 24, 2017 2:07:54 PM

Since 2003, WIRE-Net has recognized manufacturing companies that strengthen manufacturing in Northeast Ohio through their work and accomplishments. This year's winners have been selected because they are committed to growing their businesses locally, and have invested in themselves and in our community.

The Mission Builder Awards will be handed out to these five companies during the WIRE-Net Annual Meeting celebration taking place Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Oatey, Jamestown Container Companies, AT&F, Annual Meeting, Felber PR & Marketing, Talan Products, Inc., Simplex-IT, Weston Hurd, Control Electric, Euro USA, Evergreen Industrial Batteries, Melin Tool, ArcelorMittal, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, Kitzel, Midwest Box Company, PNC Bank, ERC, Mansour Gavin

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