On a beautiful Friday in July, 115 WIRE-Net Members "interrupted their summer for a splash of winter!" Whiskey Island Still & Eatery was decked out for Christmas as everyone enjoyed some good food, a cup of holiday cheer, and, of course, a great time with fellow members.
WIRE-Net member National Safety Apparel has been selected as an honoree for the 2018 Smart Business Business Longevity Awards. The Business Longevity Awards, presented by Smart Business Network Inc., recognize local organizations with at least 50 years in business that demonstrate an ability to adapt and evolve with the changing times. These awards celebrate the rich history of Northeast Ohio’s business community and acknowledge the specific companies that have made it all possible.
Arkinetics, WIRE-Net Member Since 2000
Since its founding in 1988, Cleveland-based Arkinetics has been a key architectural firm in the region. Bruce Taylor, AIA, founder, and principals Dan Barney, AIA and Robert Powell, AIA are architects with a keen eye for industrial and office design. Cleveland has been their home, and they are surrounded by the world they love—manufacturing. With 30 years in the architecture and construction industry, the firm continues to roll up their sleeves and get onto the manufacturing floor to see just what makes each client special.
Felber PR & Marketing, WIRE-Net Member Since 2012
Throughout the last three years, WIRE-Net members have read, shared, and enjoyed in-depth member profiles in our monthly newsletter. In 2018, WIRE-Net's 30th Anniversary, we will feature many of our founding and longstanding members. One of those members has been the quiet voice behind the written member profiles, Felber PR & Marketing. This year, our member profiles will be featured on a special 30th anniversary WIRE-Net website page, as printed handouts at events, and receive additional focus.
Who is the volunteer team behind the member profiles? You know them as Rob Felber and Allison Miller.
Price Point Partners, WIRE-Net Member Since 2016
Price Point Partners was founded in 1998. The organization helps manufacturing companies and distributors achieve their profit potential through sales and pricing improvement programs. Ralph Zuponcic, co-founder, is proud of his Cleveland roots and wants to see Northeast Ohio manufacturers thrive.
Productivity Solutions LLC, A New WIRE-Net Member
Productivity Solutions LLC, founded in 2002, prides itself on not fitting the 'typical' process improvement consulting firm mold. Their team is composed of degreed engineers who see the big picture and know what improvement tools to use and when. Services offered include routing & BOM maintenance, facility & workstation layout design, material handling design, ergonomics, process documentation, capacity modeling, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma projects, and much more.
Auto Bolt Co., WIRE-Net Member Since 2013
In early May, during National Small Business Week—an annual event that recognizes the significant contributions of American entrepreneurship—Rob Kocian, President of Auto Bolt Co., was honored as The Ohio Small Business Person of the Year. This award included an invitation to the White House to receive the award. The company was further honored locally when they received a proclamation and special recognition from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
Advanced Controls Inc., a New WIRE-Net Member
Established in 1997, Advanced Controls Inc. (ACI) has grown from a family-owned panel shop to a 36,000-square foot facility and a leading provider of automation control solutions offering CAD drafting services, PLC programming, contract manufacturing services, and system installation. ACI also offers start-up, field service/trouble shooting, full service build, wiring, and quality control Services. The company provides UL 508A certifications for the US and Canada, as well as CSE certifications and is solutions certified to ISO 9001 standards.
AMECO USA, WIRE-Net Member Since 2011
American Manufacturing & Engineering Company (AMECO USA), established in 1992, specializes in engineered metal fabricated and machined components, products, and projects. Located in Cleveland, AMECO USA is a full custom solutions provider to industrial manufacturing customers both domestically and abroad.
J.L. Taylor Company, Inc., A New WIRE-Net Member
The J.L. Taylor Company, Inc. was established in Geauga County, Ohio in 1979 by founder and current President of the company, David C. Tiber. J.L. Taylor is a trusted and reliable design-build and service electrical contractor, serving commercial and industrial customers in Northeast Ohio for more than 35 years.