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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.