Where Manufacturing Matters

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 S. 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

Preparing Students for Workplace Success at [the New] Max Hayes High School

Posted by WIRE-Net on Aug 20, 2015 9:48:00 AM

The Generation Y Challenge

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2020, there will be a shortfall of 10 million qualified workers in manufacturing-related industries. With a significant portion of the workforce facing retirement, jobs will need to be filled by younger workers; however, a lack of interest in manufacturing among American youth threatens the growth of industry.

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Topics: Manufacturing Growth, Max S. Hayes High School, Friends of Max Hayes, Project-Based Learning, Tech Education, Stem Education

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 and 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

WIRE-Net Supports, Connects, and Partners for Manufacturing

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 1, 2015 10:46:00 AM

The WIRE-Net 2014 Annual Report was handed out to attendees at Tuesday’s annual meeting. This year’s report celebrates how WIRE-Net Supports, Connects, and Partners to strengthen manufacturing and create healthy communities that fuel economic growth in Northeast Ohio.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland Manufacturing, Manufacturing Growth, Annual Meeting, Annual Report

Regional Companies Are Honored for Impacting Manufacturing Growth

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Since 1990, the WIRE-Net Mission Builder Award has recognized regional companies who demonstrate, through their work, their commitment to Cleveland and WIRE-Net's efforts to strengthen manufacturing in Northeast Ohio.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Towards Employment, Hose Master, PPG Industries, Diamond Metals Distribution, Inc., Manufacturing Growth, Mission Builder Award, Annual Meeting, Workforce

Four Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss the 2015 WIRE-Net Annual Meeting

Posted by Kristen Pekarek on Apr 27, 2015 4:14:00 PM

In just two days, over 320 individuals—including WIRE-Net’s Board of Directors, area manufacturers, government officials, and community leaders—will gather together for WIRE-Net’s Annual Meeting

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Membership, Vitamix, Armond Budish, Board of Directors, Manufacturing Growth, Annual Meeting

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