Where Manufacturing Matters

#MFGDay18 Exposes Students to Local Manufacturing Opportunities

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Oct 17, 2018 12:39:30 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 5th this year, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.

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Topics: Youth Programs, Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing Events, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Max S. Hayes High School

IoT in a Job Shop. Really?

Posted by Ed Weston on Oct 17, 2018 11:40:30 AM

“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.”  But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running?  How much uptime are you actually getting?  And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?

According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company.  But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Bowden Manufacturing, Cleveland Foundation, Manufacturing Events, Industry 4.0, MUT Technology, Andrew McCartney, Technology, Sensors

October is Manufacturing Month!

Posted by Kristen Haning on Oct 1, 2018 12:16:52 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 5th this year, the state of Ohio celebrates Manufacturing Month the entire month of October.

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Topics: MFG Day, Manufacturing Month, Felber PR & Marketing, Nuts & Bolts Bash, Manufacturing Events, Cleveland Manufacturing, Fundraising, #MFGDay18, Max S. Hayes High School, Alliance Industrial Solutions, Tooling U, Competency Based Training, Culture, Recruiting and Retention, Workforce Development, Workforce

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

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: Nuts & Bolts Bash, Manufacturing Day, Manufacturing Events

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

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

#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

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

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