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Manufacturing plays a big role in Ohio’s economy. It’s not just that hundreds of thousands of Ohioans (662,100 in 2013) make a living working in the field. More than half of Ohio’s counties are heavily dependent on the industry as well. The average age of workers in the field is rising. This, combined with inaccurate […]

Minimize risks and limit the upside risk of price spikes At PolymerOhio we are here to help the Ohio polymer industry grow and thrive. Among other things, we do this by collaborating with industry partners and connecting manufacturers with people and programs that will help their businesses grow.  We do this through one-and-one consultations and through broad-based […]

At PolymerOhio we are here to help the Ohio polymer industry grow and thrive. Among other things, we do this by collaborating with industry partners and connecting manufacturers with people and programs that will help their businesses grow.  We do this through one-and-one consultations and through broad-based information sharing. When our partners send us good articles like […]

Exports from the U.S. are at the highest point in 50 years and are expected to go higher. The time is ripe for American manufacturers of all sizes to consider creating or expanding their export business. Why? Global manufacturing cost competitiveness The gap between labor costs in the U.S. and overseas is shrinking.Pay and benefits […]

For a long time, the general mantra was “you can’t cut your way to growth”. The belief has been that if you use cost-cutting as a mechanism for growth, you can kiss survival good-bye. That seems to be changing. In their report “Cost-Improvement Practices and Trends in the Fortune 1000“, Deloitte investigates this possibility. The […]

Whether you want to call it 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing, this technology is breaking rules and broadening imaginations. While this technology has been around for many years, it has only recently started getting attention. Ohio is no slouch when it comes to 3D printing. In 2012, the White House announced the launch of a […]

The average age of a highly-skilled manufacturing worker is 56. Across America, manufacturers face difficulties when seeking to hire new talent. Traditional recruiting methods are not working, and unlike Europe where apprenticeships are common, there is no ready-made stream of qualified applicants to search for talent from. OH!Manufacturing’s latest case study “Hirschvogel Automotive Group and […]

AKRON, Ohio – Big manufacturing and polymer news out of Akron, Ohio has been happening since the days when tire spokes were made of wood. Goodyear and Firestone are just a couple of the well-known companies who have sought engineers at The University of Akron for generations. The University of Akron is making news again, as […]

It’s not uncommon to see Ohio polymer companies making news. The last couple of weeks are no exception! As a nation-wide polymer industry leader, Ohio has never been a state of polymer slackers. Recently, these stories were in the forefront of polymer industry news. Ohio Polymer Companies Making News Plastic Technologies Inc. Plastic Technologies, Inc (PTI) of Holland, […]

There are a number of polymer industry events scheduled for June: PolymerOhio Industry Events: Breakfast With Champions: Radical and Fast Cost Reduction-How to Outperform and Outlast the Competition June 19, 2014 Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at OSU, Columbus, OH Change or die. Today, the spoils and riches go to those people and […]

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