August 9, 2017
Katie Fazekas, a Fabrication Manager at Engineered Profiles LLC, told Plastics News that she was thankful for the second chance that the TAPP Program gave her. After an incarceration that lasted just shy of a year and a half, Katie was released from prison feeling as if she had hit rock bottom. But she wasn’t willing to settle for a permanent place there. The TAPP program, which places restored citizens and military veterans into viable manufacturing positions, offered Katie a second chance.
May 25, 2017
PolymerOhio has added three new informative presentations to its summer schedule. These presentations will give attending manufacturers a chance to learn from experts on topics that are important to their business operations. All presentations are free to attend; registration is required to reserve your spot.
May 19, 2017
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has released a Fact Sheet on the recent WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack. According to SecureState, a global management cybersecurity consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio, industries running legacy systems — such as many manufacturers — are still at a high risk of infection. The information released by NCCIC in their fact sheet, as well as the information relayed in SecureState’s recent article on WannaCry, are important reads for those in the manufacturing industry.
April 7, 2017
Technology is currently being adopted within the manufacturing sector that will redefine the way factories work. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is known worldwide as Industry 4.0. Because these technologies enable physical-to-digital-to-physical connectivity, they will drive productivity and efficiency to levels that are difficult to appreciate at this time.
February 27, 2017
The first open source online library developed and designed by Manufacturing USA institutes has recently been unveiled. Dubbed the LIFT-IACMI Online Learning Hub (“The Hub”), its purpose is to provide educators and students anywhere in the United States access to in-demand manufacturing tools and materials related to lightweight metals and composite materials.
February 15, 2017
TAPP: The Smarter, Less Costly Alternative to Temp Agencies Locating and hiring skilled employees in today’s manufacturing environment can be difficult to say the least. It’s no secret that manufacturers face some pretty significant hurdles when it comes to improving or even just maintaining a skilled, dependable and dedicated workforce. Responding to customer needs in […]
December 21, 2016
Increase Exports and Create Jobs with the IMAGE Grant Program Small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, “…can be a critical driver for economic growth through exports at the state level.”1 If you are considering exporting, or are already exporting and seeking to expand your customer base, there is good news from The Ohio Development Services […]
December 20, 2016
OHIO EXPORT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL MARCH 1, 2017 EXCERPT FROM THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY WEBSITE: “Finding the time to focus on developing a new market is a challenge for many small businesses. The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed to help businesses overcome this challenge by matching them with highly motivated students, […]
November 8, 2016
Additive Manufacturing Overview: What Innovation Has Brought Us Mobile phones, Microsoft Word and Lotus Notes 123 were all introduced to the public in 1983. That same year, while we were awestruck by the first cell phone’s $3,995 price tag, Chuck Hull was formulating a concept that would eventually make a significant impact on the future […]
September 22, 2016
Workforce Training Money Available The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program Online Applications available beginning September 26, 2016 Online Applications accepted beginning October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program has made two substantial changes to the program in FY’17 that may affect eligibility. Companies that received assistance in FY’15 […]