This article by Cris Collingwood recently appeared in the online edition of Lehigh Valley Business. The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown is hosting its 8th annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” (WSCM) contest in Berks and Schuylkill counties This Berks/Schuylkill contest will partner 7th and 8th grade student teams with 28 manufacturers
The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” student video contest provides 7th and 8th graders a unique opportunity to connect directly with local manufacturers as they use their curiosity and creativity to develop, shoot, edit and produce a “cool” video to document their experiences.
“As we start our second decade of building awareness about careers in the manufacturing sector we have increased our dynamic partnerships between business and education.” said Karen Buck, Director, Workforce Initiatives at MRC.
The visit allowed manufacturers to hear about Toyota’s successes and challenges and ask questions. This experience emphasized the importance of aligning systems with desired behaviors and cultures for employee development. It also highlighted the significance of continuous practice to retain employees and build a successful lean culture.
The decision to bestow this award upon Kitchen Magic was influenced by their steadfast commitment to the development of their people, an unwavering pursuit of operational excellence, and a dedication to providing outstanding customer service. Their openness to embracing new technologies further underscores their forward-thinking approach, positioning them as industry trailblazers.
Companies like B. Braun and OraSure Technologies introduced this apprenticeship program at the Lehigh Valley Manufacturing Forum, aiming to create apprenticeship programs that equip workers with essential skills. iTEC’s goal is to simplify career pathways, fostering a pipeline of diverse talent.
Manufacturing goes greener LVB.com Melinda Rizzo, Contributing Writer September 25, 2023 MRC’s Regional Director of Manufacturing Solutions, Walt Hoffert, appears in the LVB.com article by Melinda Rizzo, “Manufacturing Goes Greener.” Walt shares that an increasing...
The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 created Tech Hubs to boost innovation in essential technologies for economic and national security. Congresswoman Susan Wild, who proposed the act, envisioned the Lehigh Valley’s inclusion as a Tech Hub. The application was submitted by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.
“Liz’s background in digital marketing, website administration, analytics, event management, and her strong organizational skills, have helped to contribute to our program’s continued success,” says Rich Hobbs, President & CEO.
Bracalente said the company is now a global manufacturer producing specialty components for some of the largest global brands. Bracalente said it serves its customers through a global supply chain with sourcing offices in India, Vietnam and China as well as an expanded, climate controlled wholly foreign owned enterprise (WOFE) factory in China.
Firms on the leading edge of technological changes leverage innovative new technologies to gain competitive advantages. Read the LVB.com article how AEC firms faired that did and didn’t invest in technology a decade ago, how technology is being used, and consider how these technologies will affect the future of manufacturing.
Wendy Beltzner, Director of Leadership Development and Training at MRC caught the attention of Lehigh Valley Business and this is their article by Stacy Wescoe about the different programs at MRC that help those in supervisory through upper management to improve their management skills and build a better culture in the workplace.