Where Manufacturing Matters

#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

Think beyond the Cuyahoga…

Posted by Julie King on Jan 12, 2016 10:54:31 AM

"I was impressed with the amount of collaborative capability that was available at CWRU as well as their focus on being available to local companies."
– WIRE-Net Event Attendee

We had to get VISAs and our passports stamped to cross over the Cuyahoga River and enter University Circle, but our visit to Case Western Reserve University opened our eyes to think beyond the possible, the CWRU tagline. Our 42 event attendees expected to see lots of capabilities, but were most impressed by the welcome and collaborative spirit they found.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Innovation, Networking

Educating Students About the "Real-World" of Manufacturing

Posted by Lynn Nickels on Oct 9, 2015 3:26:04 PM

Manufacturing is very much alive and kicking! Max S. Hayes High School students found that out on Friday, October 2nd, when they attended the local Rockwell Automation National Manufacturing Day event in Twinsburg, Ohio.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Manufacturing Growth, Cleveland, Max Hayes High School, Manufacturing Month, Manufacturing Day, Rockwell Automation

This Month, Support Manufacturing!

Posted by Kristen Haning on Oct 6, 2015 2:07:16 PM

October is Manufacturing Month in the State of Ohio. This is a month-long celebration of the manufacturing industry, its importance to our state economy, and the men and women working in our state’s manufacturing sector.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Manufacturing Growth, Manufacturing Month

For the Love of Manufacturing

Posted by Kristen Haning on Aug 13, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Here at WIRE-Net we love two things: our members and manufacturing.

We love supporting our members and the work they do to make high quality products that our community and region are proud of.

And what’s not to love about manufacturing?

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Cleveland Manufacturing, Membership

Where Manufacturers Go to Find Safety Advice and Training

Posted by Julie King on Aug 7, 2015 1:00:20 PM

Safety is serious business for manufacturers. From Personal Protective Equipment to OSHA record keeping, plant managers could use a full-time safety manager.

WIRE-Net’s preferred provider, Spooner Incorporated, offers a wide variety of safety services from training on safety issues, investigations of serious incidents, to creating written plans and representation at OSHA informal conferences.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Safety, OSHA, Cost-Saving Programs, Spooner Inc.

Education and Learning Are Key to Business Growth

Posted by Kristen Haning on Aug 6, 2015 4:25:35 PM

Is your business growing? Do you attend workshops, conferences, and training sessions to improve your skills? Do you have a mentor or a coach that helps guide you? Or are you just going about your days wondering why you aren’t seeing the results you desire?

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Business Growth

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

3D Printing Takeaways

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President & Executive Director on Jun 26, 2015 2:44:00 PM

Last week, on June 18 and 19, I attended the R3D@ Tri-C-Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference held at Tri-C's Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The event, which was put on in partnership with MAGNET, attracted a diverse crowd made up of manufacturers, and area university and economic development leaders. The keynote address, given by Tim Caffrey of Wohlers Associates, laid out the dynamics within this evolving and fast growing industry.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Manufacturing Growth, Wohlers Associates, Additive Manufacturing, Tri-C, 3D Printing

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