October 08, 2013
Talk about a powerhouse
Manufacturing in Ohio is a powerhouse - producing $80 billion worth of goods and employing more than 600,000 people. Manufacturing builds wealth, sparks innovation, and is a catalyst for broad economic expansion. In light of this, Ohio's General Assembly declared October, 2013 to be Manufacturing Month in Ohio. That designation is timely as Ohio and the U.S. are viewed as increasingly attractive options for manufacturers. How do we build on this momentum? If you are a manufacturer looking to expand - or looking for critical ideas pertaining to your business, please join the Chamber for a high-level discussion focused on the following:
- The top public policy proposals to keep Ohio competitive, both within the U.S. and internationally;
- How Ohio's education and training programs can best address projected workforce shortages;
- New digital and technical resources to enhance competitiveness;
- Setting measures or metrics to document progress on these issues; and, finally,
- Your suggestions and comments about the best and most impactful steps that manufacturing supporters should take.
We have a distinguished panel of participants for this unique session. They include:
The Honorable Mike Dovilla, Ohio House of Representatives, District 7 (Cuyahoga County). Rep. Dovilla is the co-sponsor of HB 77, which designates October as Manufacturing Month in Ohio.
Janice Urbanik, Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce. Janice served as PCW's Director of Industry Partnerships for the past four years, leading the advanced manufacturing and construction career pathway efforts. She leads the work of PCW in meeting its mission of growing the skills of the region's workforce to meet the needs of its employers.
Thomas Lange, Director, Modeling & Simulation Global Organization, Corporate R&D, Procter & Gamble. Tom has been a key player working with the development of Ohio's Supercomputer Center at Ohio State University. This facility is offering new resources to businesses throughout the state.
Jim Wilz, President & CEO, Sur-Seal, a manufacturing company based in Cincinnati USA. Sur-Seal has undertaken groundbreaking advances in management, technology, and information resources with a deliberate plan focused on lean principles, quality and processes, and interactions with suppliers. In 2010, Sur-Seal was featured in a presentation at the Association of Manufacturing Excellence conference in Baltimore, MD.
RSVP for this special session today.
A part of the 2013 Legislative Speaker Series, presented by: