Where Manufacturing Matters

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

Cautious Future for the Automotive Industry

Posted by MAGNET on Jun 21, 2017 12:44:22 PM

In the years since the worst economic recession of the 21st century, several industries have shown resilience. Foremost of these is automotive. Not only have global sales reached a record high in 2016, but the operating margins are growing quickly as well. According to research presented by Capital IQ, average operating margins for the top 100 automotive market suppliers were able to jump above pre-recession levels by 2010, just a year from their record low.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Automotive, Market Diversification

How Can NAICS Codes Help You Diversify Your Sales?

Posted by Timothy Nevin on Mar 13, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Adopted in the late 1990s, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) consists of codes set up by the U.S. Census Bureau to separate manufacturers by sectors, subsectors, and industries. Most companies are familiar with this system at a high level, as it’s used by the government to collect, assess, and distribute data about manufacturing in 5-6 year cycles.

However, if analyzed properly, NAICS codes can be far more important than simple identifiers used for federal purposes – in fact, they can play an active role in your company’s long-term strategy.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Market Diversification

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

Help Us Improve Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing

Posted by Julie King on Dec 15, 2016 2:35:42 PM

Take the 2017 Northeast Ohio Manufacturers Survey

With generous funding from The Cleveland Foundation, WIRE-Net is entering a third year of collaboration with MAGNET on the Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing (ACM) initiative to provide Cleveland companies with training, consultation, or peer-learning groups in an effort to boost economic growth and job creation, one plant at a time.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, The Cleveland Foundation, Apprenticeships, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Multiplies, Pays, Exports, and Innovates

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on May 10, 2016 9:39:34 AM

At WIRE-Net, Manufacturing Matters, because, as we like to put it, manufacturing multiplies, manufacturing pays, exports, and innovates. 

What we mean by this is that every manufacturing job is the foundation for up to 5 additional jobs in other industry sectors, the highest employment multiplier of any industry.  Manufacturing pays 17% more in wages than other sectors.  52% of U.S. exports are in the manufacturing sector.  Finally, 75% of private sector research and development comes from the manufacturing sector, helping ensure that American manufacturing remains on the cutting edge of new products and technologies.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Annual Meeting, Annual Report, Max S. Hayes High School

Do You Know Why Your Customers Buy from You?

Posted by Kristen Haning on Feb 23, 2016 11:47:11 AM

Many manufacturers are challenged with articulating a unique value proposition for their companies. And, as I discovered at WIRE-Net’s Growth Workshop last Friday, many manufacturers believe that the only thing that sets them apart from the competition is Price.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Marketing and Sales, Brand Value, Lincoln Electric

Accelerating Cleveland Manufacturing...in High Spirits!

Posted by Kristen Haning on Feb 5, 2016 4:04:31 PM

Last night I was thrilled to be joined by 120 friends from our manufacturing community to kick-off our 2016 Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing year. Attendees enjoyed Cleveland Whiskey’s award winning bourbon and signature cocktail: A Winter Night in Cleveland at the offices of Boondock Walker in MidTown.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Business Growth, Cleveland Whiskey

It's Time to Celebrate Northeast Ohio Manufacturers

Posted by WIRE-Net on Oct 21, 2015 12:43:00 PM

Here at WIRE-Net we are dedicated to the manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio. We see the impact it has had on our community,  and we believe in its potential to transform lives. October is Manufacturing Month, but here at WIRE-Net we like to celebrate manufacturing all year long!

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Topics: MAGNET, Manufacturing Month, We Manufacture CLE, Advocacy

Different Questions to Develop Your Workforce

Posted by Cody White on Jul 21, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Every company leader has questions about how to develop and improve their workforce, but many aren’t sure what those questions are. Northeast Ohio manufacturers face a common yet multifaceted problem of hiring and retaining quality talent for the long-term.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Workforce Development, Manufacturing Growth, Staffing

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