MAGNET (The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network) is having an event about the importance of ideation on Thursday, April 17th. Experience the structured steps of the ideation process and hear from two manufacturers, Mantua Manufacturing Co. and Biolectrics, who have embraced and achieved success through ideation! For more information or to register for the event click here.
Manufacturing is on the rebound in Ohio after being hit by the worst recession since the Great Depression. Crains Cleveland Business Magazine and The Columbus Dispatch have both noticed! Fine out more here.
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) has announced that the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET), the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County will receive the FLC’s State and Local Economic Development Award for their joint work on the Manufacturing Innovation Project known as "Adopt a City." The joint project grew out of the Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. The FLC is the nationwide network of federal laboratories whose mission is to promote and facilitate the rapid movement of federal laboratory research results and technologies into the mainstream of the U.S. economy. "Adopt a City" matched small and mid-size manufacturers with subject matter experts from NASA Glenn to help companies solve challenges they were experiencing with a new or existing product. NASA Glenn provided up to 40 hours of pro bono assistance to each company, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County made low interest loans available to companies needing financial assistance, while MAGNET served as the project coordinator helping the following eight manufacturers in 2012. BioInVision of Mayfield Village Gotta Groove Records, Inc. of Cleveland MegaJoule of Cleveland Morrison Products, Inc. of Cleveland Pile Dynamics, Inc. of Solon Sensor Development
Technology, workforce and competitive issues make manufacturing in 2014 different than it was even 5 years ago, with success coming to those who embrace change. MAGNET (The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network) is changing to serve the region’s manufacturers better. The 30 years of knowledge we’ve acquired helping companies measurably increase their top-line sales and bottom-line results is being enhanced through working partnerships with a powerful network of regional assets ready and willing to assist manufacturers achieve sustainable, long term growth. MAGNET has extensive experience in Optimizing manufacturing processes and productivity New product design, development and market diversification Solving training and workforce issues Among the network of organizations fully supporting a refocused MAGNET are government labs like NASA Glenn Research Center, award-winning talent, faculty and researchers at the area's colleges and universities, leading manufacturers willing to share their expertise, and sources of capital interested in funding innovation. To learn more about the changes at MAGNET, call 1-800-GROW-MFG (4769-634) or visit our newly refocused website!