Where Manufacturing Matters

CIRI Releases Annual Impact Report

Posted by Kristen Haning on Apr 20, 2018 9:26:22 AM

The Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), a program of the City of Cleveland, managed by WIRE-Net, assists the city's manufacturing firms to improve operations, maintain profitability, and remain competitive. Over the last three years, the CIRI team of retention specialists has averaged over 460 unique manufacturing site visits per year. The team has managed 47 service interventions where jobs and/or investment were at risk. Between 2015 and 2017, just over 2,600 jobs and $162.9 million in annual payroll was affected by the 47 CIRI projects.

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Topics: City of Cleveland, Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI)

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

WIRE-Net and Partners Create Jobs, and Grow NEO Manufacturing

Posted by WIRE-Net on Feb 16, 2017 3:35:57 PM

WIRE-Net, MAGNET, Medina County Workforce Development, and Team-NEO completed a major grant-funded project that helped regional companies improve their competitiveness, create and retain jobs, and strengthen their operations here in Northeast Ohio.

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Team NEO, Medina County Workforce Development, Make It In America, Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland

Cleveland is CIRIous about Business Retention and Expansion

Posted by Eli Dile on Oct 20, 2015 1:34:00 PM

Manufacturing is alive and well on the Cuyahoga, thanks in large part to the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI).

CIRI, the business retention and expansion (BRE) program of Cleveland’s Economic Development Department, that is managed by a nonprofit that offers complementary services-the Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network, a.k.a. WIRE-Net-has been a trusted partner of Cleveland manufacturers since 1986.

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Partnerships, Manufacturing, International Economic Development Council, Business Expansion and Retention

How Manufacturing Impacts the City of Cleveland

Posted by Kareemah Williams on Jul 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Manufacturing matters to Cleveland. Manufacturing is the foundation of the community's current and future economy because it:

  • Employs Cleveland residents
  • Provides payroll tax to the City of Cleveland
  • Creates three jobs in other sectors for every manufacturing job
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Topics: News, Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Business Growth

General Metal Heat Treating, Inc., WIRE-Net Member Since 2010

Posted by Rob Felber on Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

General Metal Heat Treating (GMHT) was founded in 1942 by Bill Kaye, a furnace operator and Joe Sindelar, a former employee of the East Ohio Gas Company. A true "war baby," GMHT focused on tungsten based steel that could be heat treated in open flame.

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Topics: News, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, General Metal Heat Treating, Inc, Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Membership

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