Partner Organizations For 30 years, MAGNET has driven the growth of small- and medium- sized manufacturers in Northeast Ohio. Our partner organizations, which include the City of Cleveland, JumpStart, BioEnterprise, WIRE-Net, Team NEO, and Cuyahoga County, help us to best serve these manufacturers and provide expertise in a wide range of areas. For example, BioEnterprise grows healthcare companies and commercializes bioscience technologies, while JumpStart accelerates the success of entrepreneurs. With this powerful partner base, MAGNET can respond to specialized client needs.
Federal and State Programs
MAGNET often takes on the important role of intermediary. We partner with NASA Glenn, America Makes, LIFT, and Make it in America, and use these partnerships to make services available to local companies. For example, many manufacturers can directly benefit from NASA Glenn’s product development expertise but have no channel through which to access it. MAGNET facilitates local events and programs that feature NASA and bring their resources right to manufacturers. Through our intermediary role, we connect manufacturers to the tools they need to grow.
MAGNET uses both traditional fee-for-service and nontraditional performance based models of compensation. Since our mission is to serve small- to medium- sized manufacturers and strengthen the region, we ensure that money is not a barrier for businesses seeking our services. This means that the majority of our revenue comes from sources other than service fees. Private philanthropies are essential to our continued impact upon the region.
Career and Technical Schools
MAGNET is dedicated to bringing new talent to the Northeast Ohio manufacturing sector. Our partnerships with career and technical schools are integral to this mission. MAGNET commits to the knowledge that manufacturing jobs are well paying, impactful jobs, and that the manufacturing workforce will expand as more people gain knowledge of the field and the skills necessary to enter it. Career and technical schools open the door to the world of professional manufacturing.
Local School Districts
Raising awareness about manufacturing jobs means reaching young people. For that reason, MAGNET partners with local school districts to reach students as they are exploring job options. We meet with principles and guidance counselors about promoting manufacturing in schools, as early as elementary school and through junior high and high school. We also visit schools and give presentations on topics such as 3-D printing. Through our partnership with local school districts, we increase students’ familiarity with manufacturing careers and help them understand the opportunities available in the field.
MAGNET has established Memorandums of Understanding (MoU’s) with Cleveland State University, The University of Akron, Youngstown State University, and Case Western Reserve University. Professors at these universities do research for and work with MAGNET clients. Through our partnership with local universities, we are able to refer clients to experts who can address their exact needs. Our network ensures that clients get tailored, best-in-class services.
Educational facilities are a pipeline to the professional world. MAGNET partners with Stark State College, Lorain County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Lakeland Community College, North Central State College, and Cuyahoga Community College, to give students the skills necessary to succeed in manufacturing. We provide internship and job opportunities to those interested in manufacturing. Additionally, some of our community college partners can rapidly develop curricula to address workforce needs, giving workers proficiency in specialized skill sets. MAGNET’s partnership with community colleges creates job opportunities and strengthens the manufacturing workforce.
MAGNET can leverage the power of the region to help grow your business! To learn more, contact Linda Barita at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 216.391.7766.
One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. The order may change but the top cited standards typically don’t change. Top 10 Sited Safety and Health Violations: 501 - Fall Protection 1200 - Hazard Communication 451 - Scaffolding 134 - Respiratory Protection 147 - Lockout/Tagout 178 - Powered Industrial Trucks 1053 - Ladders 305 - Electrical, Wiring Methods 212 - Machine Guarding 303 - Electrical, General Requirements Three of the 10 sited standards are directed at the construction standard (1926) while other fall within the general industry (1910). It should be noted however that the general industry standard also has fall protection guidelines. Year after year, inspectors see the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured. By understanding these regulations you can improve your safety program and prevent injuries. Give me a call if you have any compliance doubts, or want to review OHSA regulations. Gwido Dlugopolsky at 216-391-7766 or email@example.com
Why does it take a NASCAR pit crew only 15 seconds to change four car tires when it takes people like you and me minutes? The answer is simple SMED. Single Minute Exchange of Dies, or SMED, is a process for reducing the time it takes to do equipment changeovers. Using the principles of SMED you should be able to perform any changeover in your facility in under 10 minutes! The SMED process is simple – convert as many changeover steps as possible to “external”, meaning they are done while your equipment is still RUNNING, while simplifying and streamlining the remaining steps. SMED is broken down into the following 3 Steps: Separate Convert Streamline We found this article to be very helping in explaining the SMED process in more detail: LEAN PRODUCTION - SMED A good first step to achieve this level of SMED efficiency would be to run a kaizen event at your facility to standardize (5S) your tools and supplies. Doing this alone will help you achieve 40% to 50% greater efficiency. Once the “low hanging fruit” is gone, you can still reduce setup times another 20% by practicing more advanced SMED principles.
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