December 2010 | Volume 5, Issue 4
Year-End Reminders and Some Good News For Our Manufacturers
Are you taking advantage of tax credits: R & D, Small Business Health Care, Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency or Alternative Motor Vehicle Credits? Can cost segregation reduce your tax liability and increase cash flow? If your business carries inventory, are you utilizing LIFO to generate additional cash? Read More.
Special Holiday Thank You
NJMEP is offering a special Holiday Thank You to our readers, a coupon, Good for One Seat Per Company for a 2011 workshop / event booked prior to December 31, 2010. Visit our event page to see view our 2011 workshop schedule or to register for any event.
Network Newark: Made In Newark Night
NJMEP was a proud sponsor of Brick City Development Corporation’s NETWORK NEWARK. The VIP dinner and basketball game, provided Newark manufacturers with the opportunity to meet fellow business owners and key Newark organizations as well as learn about financial incentives available to them. Read More.
NJMEP Launches “Made In New Jersey” Campaign
NJMEP has launched a Made In New Jersey campaign. The goal of the initiative is to highlight the contributions manufacturing makes to the state’s economy and raise awareness of the products that are made in the Garden State. Read More.
An Important Message on Exporting from Bob Loderstedt
As President of NJMEP, I am aware that many of you are currently exporting or interested in learning more about it. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s conference and multi-sector trade mission, the Trade Winds Forum – The Americas, is a wonderful opportunity to expand your current markets or if you are not currently exporting, to learn what is involved in developing a successful export program. Read More.
Disc Makers Presents at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
Disc Makers left their mark on attendees at The International Lean Conference in Baltimore. The conference is the annual meeting for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). Michael Marie, VP Operations and Tom Fala, Director of Supply Chain Execution presented Sequenced Pull System in a Job Shop Environment and Lance Svoboda, Director of Lean and CI, presented Single Piece Flow in a Custom Order Office. The conference was held in Baltimore, November 15-19.
Congratulations to NJDOL Grant Recipients
NJMEP congratulates its thirty clients that have received funding through the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Customized Training and Literacy Basic Skills Training grants program for NGOFY11. Read More.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
Manhattan Door Makes The News
Manhattan Door Corp. and its President Michael Sklar, were featured on the cover of the November 15th issue of NJBiz Magazine. The company just celebrated its move to New Jersey with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony October 26. Jim Kirkos and Steve Orenchuck from the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, along with Mayor William Roseman of Carlstadt attended the event. To read “Opening Doors to New Territory,” click here.
NJMEP Welcomes New Companies To Its Made In New Jersey Page
NJMEP would like to welcome ALTAFLO, Ascalon Studios, Bosco Products, Disc Makers, Fat Murray’s, Glenbrook Technologies, Pacemaster and Sara Pottery to the Made in New Jersey page! Read More.
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
Products and Prosperity
Spanning from the nation’s early industrial revolution to the high-tech items of today, the words “Made in New Jersey” are still a matter of pride.
by Robert Loderstedt for New Jersey Business Magazine
As the American industrial revolution swept the nation in the second half of the 19th century, New Jersey emerged as an undisputed leader in the new industrial heartland of the Northeast. By 1910, Winton C. Garrison, chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Statistics and Labor, was quoted in The New York Times as saying, “The past 20 years (of manufacturing growth) was far greater proportionately (in New Jersey) than in any other state in the US.” Read More.
Safety In The Workplace: Part Three
Hazard Prevention & Control
In the last two articles we emphasized the importance of an effective safety program on the company’s bottom line and how important it is to have the commitment of the management as well as the involvement of the employees. In this article we will discuss how to utilize that combined effort to control and prevent hazards. Read More.
Creating A Positive Work Environment
Part I: Bullies in the Workplace
Bullying had been on the front pages of our newspapers, on broadcast news and when typed into Google, returns 14,900,000 results. Many of those results go back many years, which indicates bullying is not a new concern. Bullies aren’t just in schools and universities. Read More.
An Unsafe Workplace Is Unproductive And Expensive
A Discussion on Safety with Raymond Hopp, President, HK Metalcraft
HK Metalcraft has an exemplary safety record and holds a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award. It’s no surprise as its commitment to its employees’ welfare is driven from the top down. Read More.
Made In New Jersey
New Jersey Manufacturers Keep Things Together and Running Smoothly
Throughout New Jersey manufacturers are producing key components that keep companies throughout the world operating. Whether it’s fasteners; fittings and flanges; cables and wire harnesses or temperature indication technologies somewhere in the state it’s being manufactured. Read More.
New Jersey BioScience Companies Receive IRS Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants and Credits
New Jersey BioScience companies received approximately $52,000,000 in Therapeutic Discovery Grants issued by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services. Read More.
Disc Makers Looks To NJMEP To Help Transform The Company
Disc Makers is a leader and innovator in optical disc manufacturing for independent artists, filmmakers and businesses producing over 20,000 titles a year. The company, which was founded in 1946, operates one of the most vertically integrated manufacturing facilities in the industry, out of its Pennsauken, NJ plant. Read more.
Valve Manufacturer Uses Lean as Platform to Support Continuous Improvement Environment
Versa Products Company, Inc., in business for over 60 years, manufactures a full line of air control valves which are used in a wide range of industries, applications, and markets around the world. Versa’s products are used broadly where precise control is vital to an operation. Read more.