October 18, 2011
New forum encourages local manufacturing optimism
The City of Sharonville has partnered with several major manufacturing players to host the region’s first Manufacturing Success Forum on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Gateway 75 distribution center, 2301 E. Kemper Road in Sharonville.
At this event, created by manufacturers for manufacturers, speakers from Standard Textile, Ford Motor Company, lean manufacturing consultant TechSolve, logistics leader Penske/Ryder, and workforce, financing, and incentives experts from JobsOhio, Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network, and First Financial Bank will discuss topics ranging from global production to the local supply chain, and best practices for balancing the job, labor and quality while managing costs.
“We have an incredible opportunity to leverage our prime location, logistics network, and talented workforce to manufacture competitively right here in our own back yard. This event gives local manufacturers and service providers an opportunity to learn more about how to compete worldwide within a local manufacturing footprint.” said Tom Thieman, plant manager, Sharonville Ford Transmission Plant.
Networking with colleagues and speakers will be encouraged following the program during the event’s reception, featuring business services like Workers Comp, Procurement, Exports Assistance, Workforce Investment Board, Duke Energy, TechSolve, and more.
The event’s speakers and planners hope to keep this Forum active and engaged with attendees beyond the event via future efforts of the Edison Manufacturing Network, and social media communications.
“There’s a vast amount of resources in our region; the tough part is finding them while still doing our jobs, this event will bring these resources together and easily available to manufacturers” said Joe Walden, owner and CEO of Industrial Sorting Services.
Register for the Manufacturing Success Forum