Attract, Retain, and Develop Workers

Manufacturing Works offers the programs and services that address the workforce needs of the Cleveland manufacturing community. We specialize in employment and training—let us help you find the skilled workforce you need for your manufacturing business.

Learning Opportunities

Learn from peers and industry professionals about current best practices and how to overcome barriers to growth. With 40+ events per year, we’ll keep you up to date via lunch ’n’ learns, plant tours, seminars, and webinars.

Cost-Savings Programs

As a Manufacturing Works member, your business can save on everyday goods and services. Discounts are available on health insurance, industrial supplies, workers' compensation, shipping and freight, and more.

Here are just some of the cost-saving programs we can connect you to.

  • Affordable Health Insurance: Enjoy the benefits of self-funding without the drawbacks.
  • Energy Supplier Program: Reduce operating expenses and stay competitive. Get 25% back on Manufacturing Works membership dues, a 10% discount on TPI's preferred wholesale rates, and a 10% discount on LED lighting products.
  • Discounted Supplies: Lower the costs of running your business. Get free ground shipping and save 10% on all items in the Grainger catalog.
  • Discounted Shipping: Save up to 29% on select FedEx® services and at least 70% on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments.
  • Safety Services: Access consulting and training services that will help you comply with OSHA General Industry or Construction regulations.
  • Workers' Compensation: Receive premium discounts on workers' compensation.
  • Training: Customized training for employees in a manufacturing environment, including supervisory and more.
  • WorkSource: Save at least 30% on hiring costs while recruiting the right talent.

To join or learn more about our cost-savings programs, contact Rick Dawson, Director of Membership Development, via email or at 216.920.1960.

Network with Industry Peers

Manufacturing Works connects leaders to each other and engages them in their communities. We support, connect, and partner. At our events, you’ll get the opportunity to meet local manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers.

Growth and Transition Solutions

We'll help you develop the business growth strategies that will set your business up for growth, whether you're going through a new acquisition or a transition in leadership. Each Manufacturing Works member is connected with the resources, tools, and talent that facilitate success.

Join Now!

Membership dues are based on your number of employees and industry. Manufacturing and related companies (e.g. distributors, logistics companies, etc.) are considered regular members. All other business types are supporting members. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Dawson, Director, Membership Development, at 216.920.1960.

Dues Structure

#Employees   Regular   Supporting  
1 – 10 $195 $235
11 – 30 $425 $525
31 – 75 $700 $850
76 – 150 $1,075 $1,315
151+ $1,615 $1,975

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Help Your Manufacturing Business Thrive

If your Northeast Ohio manufacturing company is small or medium in size, Manufacturing Works membership will help you grow and thrive.