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For over 30 years, Manufacturing Works has provided manufacturers in Northeast Ohio what they need to grow and prosper.
We do this, in part, by providing the guidance and knowledge that help manufacturers understand the fast-changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership.
The other part of what we do is create a self-supporting community. Specifically, we connect businesses and industry leaders to resources—and each other—while getting them more engaged within their local communities. We're uniquely equipped to do this because, by partnering with industry leaders, the Manufacturing Works leadership team gains in-depth knowledge about the challenges the region's manufacturers face and establishes connections to the wide-ranging set of solutions offered by local subject matter experts.
Manufacturing Works serves manufacturing companies and organizations throughout Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
We also manage the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), which helps link manufacturing businesses to valuable community resources in Cleveland, Ohio. We work closely with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development to help industrial businesses thrive and grow.
While our focus is Northeast Ohio, our efforts are felt far beyond the Cleveland area and resonate loudly throughout regional and state economies.
Our workforce programs help build a pipeline of qualified employees. Through our training offerings and youth, recruitment, and apprenticeship programs, we help current employees upskill their qualifications to stay current in the latest manufacturing technologies.
Our members also enjoy cost-saving initiatives from Manufacturing Works’ trusted partners, like Grainger, Oswald Roundstone, Spooner Incorporated, and others.
Additionally, we have programs that can help you identify and implement operating efficiencies, grow and expand your offerings, and connect you with buyers that can improve your profitability.
"We stumbled through the traditional job posting avenues for months without finding a project manager. We turned to Manufacturing Works' WorkSource Program, and within weeks they identified and helped us vet several qualified candidates. This streamlined our process and landed us an excellent hire."
President and Owner - Aetna Plastics Corp.
Hire Locally program places 269 people in manufacturing employment, generating economic impact of $3.8 million in wages, generating $76,000 in payroll taxes for Cleveland.
WIRE-Net partners with NASA Glenn and Cuyahoga Community College to develop a machinist training program, one of the first to teach to the National Institute for Metalworking Skills standards.
WIRE-Net helps form the Northeast Ohio Metalworking Association Consortium (NEO-MAC) and negotiates agreements with educators to delineate the roles of industry and education to improve precision machining training.