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Celebrate the New Manufacturing Innovation, Technology & Job Center 10/28

Tuesday, 30 August, 2022

General, Leadership, Growth, Manufacturing, Education & Workforce Professionals

The Manufacturing Innovation, Technology and Job Center is on a t-minus countdown, as our grand opening celebrations are in less than two months! On October 28, the doors of our new headquarters at...
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Learn About Industry 4.0 From Experienced NEO Manufacturers

Monday, 9 May, 2022

Additive Manufacturing, Growth, Manufacturing, Engagement & Operations, Process Innovation, Technology

Interested in learning how to implement Industry 4.0 while mitigating the risks involved with the investment? Industry 4.0-experienced manufacturers around Northeast Ohio are serving as Lighthouses,...
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5 Tips to Jumpstart Advancement Planning for Frontline Manufacturing Employees

Thursday, 24 February, 2022

Workforce, Leadership, Certification, Growth, Education & Workforce Professionals

“I wanna know what my path looks like, and I’m in a hurry to get going…” A number of years ago, a story became a popular anecdote, with a hypothetical leader saying, “What if I invest in developing...
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Custom Rubber Lifts Starting Wages, Reaps Positive Results

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Workforce, Growth, Education & Workforce Professionals, Small Business

Small and medium-sized manufacturers know that to attract talent they need to boost their entry level wage; but they simultaneously fear that additional labor costs will overwhelm productivity gains,...
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Time to Reconsider a Starting Wage Boost – Again

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Insider, Growth, Manufacturing

  Two years ago, manufacturers’ primary hiring challenge was an awareness gap, job seekers unaware of entry-level manufacturing jobs. The solution, though simple in theory, was difficult in...
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Northeast Ohio wins Build Back Better Regional Challenge Phase 1 Grant

Friday, 17 December, 2021

News, Growth, Partners

CLEVELAND, OH – The U.S. Economic Development Agency selected a MAGNET-led effort as one of 60 national finalists, and the only in Ohio, for the Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) grant....
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The Importance of Tapping Into Your Supply Chain for Manufacturing Growth

Thursday, 10 January, 2019

Growth

While manufacturers contributed more than $49 billion to Ohio's economy in recent years, some important players in the industry struggle to maintain that kind of relative success. Namely, small and...
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What is a Minimum Viable Product and How Do I Create One?

How a minimum viable product will launch your product-based startup.