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Manufacturing News


November 19, 2021


In addition to serving our Members, Manufacturing Works assists manufacturing businesses in the City of Cleveland through the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI) program. CIRI's mission is to support the City's manufacturing community to ensure the sector is thriving in Cleveland.

We Know the City and We Know Manufacturing

  • CIRI is the face of the City of Cleveland to local manufacturing companies, and the voice of those companies to the City
  • Companies can focus on managing their business and leave navigating City Hall and its processes to the CIRI team

Real People Proactively Helping Real People

CIRI prioritizes its personal relationships with each company. It's these relationships and community connections that allow CIRI to customize solutions for each business. The CIRI team is able to identify and solve issues quickly, saving valuable time and frustration for businesses.

CIRI Impact

Since 2015, over 3,900 jobs and $195.2 million in annual payroll were impacted by CIRI projects.

Recent Successes*

  • Completed Project Investment: $8.4 million
  • Number of Jobs Retained or Added: 490
  • Impact Projects in Progress: 26

* 2020 to present date

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OSHA's Emergency COVID-19 Vaccination Rule

OSHA's new rule went into effect earlier this month. What does that mean for your business? Does it even apply? Two of our legal members share their thoughts.

OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Contains..

by Weston Hurd LLP

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination Rule: What..

by Roetzel & Andress

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JTM Products, Inc.

Aaron Morrow


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Manufacturing Works offers training programs for employees and leaders at all levels. We focus on topics relevant to preparing your manufacturing company for growth and profitability.

Begins January 18, 2022
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Certification and Coaching

Agility, Innovation, Efficiency . . . this is what every company needs in their manufacturing and administrative processes. Our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course has been designed to focus on results not just theory. The learning objectives emphasize interaction with the tools, a hands-on approach that goes beyond awareness and lectures.

Training That Pays

The savings as a percentage of revenue vary from 1.2 to 4.5 percent. For a $30 million a year company, that can translate into between $360,000 and $1,350,000 in bottom-line-impacting savings per year. How much could your business save each year?

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Now Recruiting for Our Next Cohort
Growth and Transition

For business owners who believe that the best transition plan starts with having a solid, well performing business, Manufacturing Works has created a program that identifies value-enhancing strategies that your company may want to undertake prior to transition.

We have brought together a group of local, independent subject matter experts from over 20 firms willing to share their expertise that will help you identify, prioritize, and implement value-enhancing strategies that ensure your business is set for growth and transition on your timeline.

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Now Recruiting for 2022
Leadership Institute

50-70% of privately-owned businesses will change ownership/leadership over the next ten years. This creates a big opportunity for the next generation of leaders. Are you ready?

This program will provide a high-level overview of all aspects of buying and/or running a manufacturing business while exploring leadership strengths and future career paths.

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Manufacturing Works

4855 W. 130th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135-5137

t: 216.588.1440