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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

Fourth-Generation Company is Strong as Steel

Posted by Allison Miller on Jul 13, 2016 1:49:48 PM

AT&F, WIRE-Net Member Since 1989

AT&F is a steel fabrication provider, producing major of components for construction cranes and mining equipment; structural sections for shipbuilding, nuclear power plant related components, specialty stainless steel fabrications as well as armor and armor vehicle systems. John J. Ripich founded AT&F at the age of 40 after working at the Ohio Machine and Boiler Company. Ripich had become well versed about tanks and boilers during his tenure and decided to produce similar but higher-quality products, thus founding The American Tank and Fabricating Company in 1940.

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Topics: Membership, AT&F, Member Profile

A Peek at WIRE-Net's Mission Builder Award Winners

Posted by Julie King on Apr 14, 2016 3:04:03 PM

Since 2003, WIRE-Net has recognized manufacturing leaders who demonstrate WIRE-Net's mission through their work and accomplishments. Mission Builder Award Winners are selected for their role in strengthening manufacturing in Northeast Ohio and supporting WIRE-Net's goals – to create healthy communities and fuel economic growth.

The four manufacturers being recognized this year come from small, medium, and large companies in very different manufacturing sectors. They are winners because they are committed to growing their businesses in Northeast Ohio, and have invested in themselves and in our community.

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Topics: AT&F, Jergens, Inc., Mission Builder Award, Stripmatic Products, Inc., Swift Filters, Inc., WIRE-Net Annual Meeting

#CelebrateMFG at WIRE-Net's 2016 Annual Meeting

Posted by Kristen Haning on Apr 11, 2016 2:31:15 PM

 On April 26th, join over 320 individuals—including WIRE-Net’s Board of Directors, members, government officials, and community leaders—for WIRE-Net’s 2016 Annual Meeting to celebrate manufacturing growth and achievement in Northeast Ohio.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, AT&F, Jergens, Inc., Stripmatic Products, Inc., Swift Filters, Inc., Alcoa, WIRE-Net Annual Meeting

Manufacturer Stories Shed Light on the Negative Impact of Ohio's Energy Policy

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Sep 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM

It's time to lead. WIRE-Net talks to legislators and policy makers.

In an effort to bring attention to the disconnect between Ohio's policymakers and the many manufacturers that drive the clean energy economy in the state, WIRE-Net has released a new Clean Energy web page showcasing real-world examples of jobs lost, new business forfeited, and niche production abandoned because of the state's rollback of renewable energy standards.

Featured is a report just released on Ohio's Energy Future Tour, an opportunity for Ohioans to discuss the positive economic impact of clean energy technologies in their lives and communities. The tour demonstrates how Ohio can transition to a clean energy economy that will reduce costs and create jobs.

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Topics: GLWN, AT&F, LEEDCo, Talan Products, Inc., Ohio's Energy Future Tour, Clean Energy

AT&F First-to-Market in Fabricating Steel Foundations for Lake Erie Wind Project

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Apr 17, 2015 11:04:00 AM

The non-profit Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is currently developing a demonstration project called "Icebreaker" that will solve the unique challenges of deploying wind turbines in a freshwater environment. With six wind turbines positioned seven miles off the coast of Cleveland, Icebreaker will become a catalyst to building an offshore wind industry in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

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Topics: News, GLWN, Business Growth, AT&F, Energy, LEEDCo

WIRE-Net Training To Help Supervisors Optimize Overall Job Performance

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

ERC Supervisory Certificate Training I

On an unusually cold Tuesday morning, 24 front line production supervisors and foremen traveled to WIRE-Net to see what they could learn to be better supervisors.

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Topics: News, Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Discounts, Cleveland Steel Tool Company, Team Wendy, Kitzel & Sons, ERC Supervisory Training, Criterion Tool & Die, Oatey, Synergy Grinding, Die-Matic Corporation, The Pipe Line Development Company, North Coast Container Corporation, Adalet, Workforce Development, Drabik Manufacturing, Soundwich, Membership, AT&F, Unique Paving Material Corporation

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