This initiative honors New Jersey manufacturers and gives them a place to share their incredible journey through video. NJMEP will be showcasing business success stories and offer manufacturers a platform to explain how they benefited from this collaboration. “We Made It” is designed to feature stand-out manufacturing businesses, their products, and to give the entire state a chance to see their passion and hard work. This is all part, and an extension of the NJMEP Made in New Jersey program! Giving New Jersey manufacturers one more way to tell their story. Start exploring each of these amazing stories. “We Made It” right here in New Jersey!

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Unionwear is based in Newark, NJ and employs 175 individuals at their 70,000 square foot facility. They can make any type of sewn headgear, bags, binders, or portfolios, all Made in New Jersey.

Mitch Cahn, President of Unionwear offers an inside look at his business and what NJMEP and the MEP national network means to the United States manufacturing industry.

ZaGO Manufacturing Co. Inc.

ZaGO Manufacturing Company is an industry leader, specializing in sealing products that play a vital role in clients’ mission-critical equipment. They’ve been headquartered in Newark, NJ and has been manufacturing sealing products since 1993.

Gail Friedberg, CEO guides you through what makes ZaGO unique and how the company is able to benefit from NJMEP.

SPEX CertiPrep LLC.

SPEX CertiPrep LLC. is a market leader of high quality, innovative Inorganic and Organic Certified Reference Materials. Based in Metuchen New Jersey and founded in 1954, they gained critical experience, skills, and specialized training to serve scientists around the world.

Yvonne Cangelosi, President of SPEX Certiprep brings you inside the SPEX facility to see how they Made it in New Jersey.

The CLI Group aka Custom Laminations Inc.

The CLI Group converts textiles, nonwovens, papers, and films into custom-engineered products and materials. In 2008 they brought together four divisions under one corporate umbrella called The CLI Group that consists of Custom Laminations, Lamin8, Think Big Digital Printing, and Dasco.

Daren Silverstein, President of The CLI Group, invites you to see how they Made it in New Jersey!

Calandra’s Bakery

Calandra’s Bakery is a staple of New Jersey. Their wholesome hand-made products and the passion that goes into the food they produce makes them stand out. Calandra’s started as a small bakery and now employes over 400 people in the state. Come tour one of their facilities and meet the Calandra’s family.

Kristin Calandra, Vice President of Calandra’s Bakery invites you to see how they Made it in New Jersey!

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