Meet the Champions

So many manufacturers are stepping up to lead us to a bright future in Northeast Ohio. Together, we’ll Make It Better. 

Meet the Champions

So many people are stepping up to spread the message and lead manufacturing to a brighter future in Northeast Ohio. These are the Blueprint Champions — industry leaders, nonprofits, community groups, educators, and advocates. Learn how you can be a Blueprint Champion, and together, we’ll Make It Better. 

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AMI Advanced Manufacturing International Inc
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Excel Executive Business Advisors
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Greater Akron Chamber logo
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Lincoln Electric Logo
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Lorain County Community College logo
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Ohio Aerospace Institute logo
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Robert Allen Consulting
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Smart Manufacturing Cluster
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Youngblood Automation
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Become a Blueprint Champion and Get the Toolkit

Our challenge is clear: We need to stand up and use our individual and collective leadership influence to make manufacturing and our community better. Ready to bring the Blueprint to life? Sign up below to get started.

Bring the Blueprint to Life

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Blueprint Champions are getting the word out. Visit the Take Action page to find more ways to share the campaign today.

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Meet the Manufacturing Innovation Council

This assembly of manufacturing leaders oversees the Blueprint. The Manufacturing Innovation Council has a crucial mission: to collectively help Northeast Ohio lead the world in advanced manufacturing.

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4 Keys to Unlock the Future

Northeast Ohio needs massive systemic change in four areas: talent, transformation, innovation, and leadership.


Building the Workforce We Need To Win in the Future, Today

As we know all too well, the manufacturing industry has a serious image problem. Perception isn’t keeping up with the STEM reality of smart manufacturing jobs. Old myths that the jobs are “dark, dirty, and dangerous” persist. Plagued by memories of mass layoffs others see manufacturing as unstable. Neither of these are true. But these misconceptions mean not enough students are choosing manufacturing.


Using Industry 4.0 Technologies to Unlock Advantage

Technology is to smart manufacturing what coal was to the original steel mills. It fuels modern production, and we can’t win without it. Hidden behind factory walls the fourth wave of the industrial revolution is completely changing the way we make things and what we make. Industry 4.0 is all things digital, automated, and connected: cobots, robots, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, artificial intelligence, big data, and more.


New Products, New Services, and New Ways of Working

The future is not incremental. It’s innovation. It’s invention. It’s using technology to make new ideas come to life. It’s relentlessly looking at your products, services, and ways of working and seeking to make them better. That’s where the opportunities lie. Manufacturing growth will only come through innovation. Without it, the industry will inevitably shrink.


Boldly Leading Our Companies and Region

We need bold leadership at every level to lead the world in smart manufacturing. Like the leadership of LeBron James when he and the Cavaliers ended a 52-year sporting drought by winning the NBA Championship. James motivated his team to one of the most incredible comebacks in sport history to win it all, down to the wire, in game 7.

Need a Hand Implementing the Blueprint?

Check out our list of resources for manufacturers.

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The Make It Better movement was ignited by MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, as part of our work to grow the manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio and bring prosperity to our region. We’re a non-profit on a mission to help companies transform to make the future better. Follow MAGNET on Twitter and LinkedIn.