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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.