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National Safety Apparel Is Honored for Business Longevity

Posted by WIRE-Net on Jul 19, 2018 3:20:14 PM

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.

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Topics: News, Membership, Member Profile, Business Longevity, Smart Business, National Safety Apparel

3 Things You've Probably Said To Your Recruiter (And What You Really Meant)

Posted by Vic Ing on Apr 13, 2016 11:54:06 AM

When working with a recruiter, it never pays to "sugarcoat" or beat around the bush. The more straightforward you are, the better a recruiter can help you and the more satisfied you will be in the end. A recruiter is trained to get you what you want - so try your best to not confuse him or her!

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Topics: News, Alliance Industrial Solutions, Workforce, Recruitment

Urban Manufacturing Growth Strategy Is Working in Cleveland

Posted by Julie King on Nov 16, 2015 2:56:55 PM

In early 2015, a Cleveland manufacturer employing 76 skilled workers including welders, machinists, and engineers confided that he wanted to develop a value engineering program and add customers in Northeast Ohio. A growth assessment identified three priorities: 1) Find financing to enable a $600K process automation investment, along with associated process improvement to make best use of the equipment, 2) Increase plant efficiency by engaging employees to take ownership of continuous improvement, and 3) recruit an open Manufacturing Lead position.

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Topics: News, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland, Manufacturing, Martindale Electric Co.

How Manufacturing Impacts the City of Cleveland

Posted by Kareemah Williams on Jul 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Manufacturing matters to Cleveland. Manufacturing is the foundation of the community's current and future economy because it:

  • Employs Cleveland residents
  • Provides payroll tax to the City of Cleveland
  • Creates three jobs in other sectors for every manufacturing job
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Topics: News, Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Business Growth

AT&F First-to-Market in Fabricating Steel Foundations for Lake Erie Wind Project

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Apr 17, 2015 11:04:00 AM

The non-profit Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is currently developing a demonstration project called "Icebreaker" that will solve the unique challenges of deploying wind turbines in a freshwater environment. With six wind turbines positioned seven miles off the coast of Cleveland, Icebreaker will become a catalyst to building an offshore wind industry in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

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Topics: News, GLWN, Business Growth, AT&F, Energy, LEEDCo

WIRE-Net Launches Manufacturing Matters Blog and New Social Channels

Posted by Kristen Pekarek on Apr 17, 2015 10:17:00 AM

WIRE-Net has launched its Manufacturing Matters Blog, and created NEW company pages on the social networks, Facebook and Google+. Sign up to receive updates by entering your email on this or any blog page.

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Topics: News, Marketing

The Rubik’s Cube Correlation

Posted by Cliff Brown on Apr 17, 2015 10:12:00 AM

What does the Rubik's Cube have to do with your business? Simply put, your business IS a giant Rubik's Cube of sorts, and the correlations to the real cube offer valuable insights into thinking about your business.

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Topics: News, Business Success, Succession Planning, River's Edge Alliance Group LLC

WIRE-Net Member has had Twenty Five Hazardous Years

Posted by Rob Felber on Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Compliance Technologies, Inc., WIRE-Net Member Since 2005

Compliance Technologies, Inc. (CTI) was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in May of 1990 by Stephen Kovatch. CTI's initial focus was as a leader in handling hazardous waste treatment, regulatory compliance and remediation.

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Topics: News, Manufacturing Events, Membership

GLWN Leads National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Project

Posted by Dee Holody on Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

WIRE-Net's GLWN (formerly the Great Lakes WIND Network) has been selected to lead a competitiveness analysis funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to boost the U.S. manufacturing sector of hydrogen and fuel cells.

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Topics: News, GLWN, Fuel Cell Manufacturing, Wind Energy Manufacturing, Supply Chain Analysis

Intellectual Property Protection is Crucial to Business Success

Posted by Howard Cohn on Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In today's globally-competitive marketplace, protecting your intellectual property is more crucial nowthan ever to business success. Often, innovation is the only way to grow. In fact, the primary advantage a company has is its innovative secrets.

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Topics: News, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Business Success, Innovation, Intellectual Property, Business Growth, Howard M. Cohn and Associates

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