March 2011 | Volume 6, Issue 1
Last Opportunity to Apply for 2011 NJDOL Grants
Spring into action… the NJ Department of Labor’s final panel review to award training grants is on 6/15/2011 – that means we need to have you pre-qualified by 5/4/2011. The NJDOL Workforce Training Grants provide financial assistance for either basic skills training or customized training to improve your workers’ production capabilities and your bottom line. Contact Kathleen Baldwin at 973-998-9801 or KBaldwin@njmep.org to get additional information on applying for grants or to schedule an appointment.
NJMEP Welcomes New Board Members
Dr. Henry A. Plotkin and Victor J. Sordillo Join the Manufacturing Organization
The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) has just appointed Dr. Henry A. Plotkin and Victor J. Sordillo to its Board of Directors. Both Dr. Plotkin and Mr. Sordillo have a long history and commitment to New Jersey. Read More..
Visit The New NJMEP News Page
NJMEP has a lot of news to share with you. We’ve added new workshops- complimentary and at an additional location, co-sponsored a Made in Newark event, appeared in many publications and was a panelist in a Green and Sustainable Manufacturing workshop with the NJ DEP and DoL. We’ve also launched a new ad campaign. To read more about these exciting topics, click here.
Union Wear President Mitch Cahn Spearheads Made in Newark Campaign
The Star Ledger
‘Made in Newark’ initiative hopes to introduce visitors to city’s businesses, locally made products. Read Article.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO
Unionwear President Mitch Cahn Initiates Made in Newark Campaign to promote Union Labor and Loca Manufacturing. Read Article.
Absecon Mills featured in Press of Atlantic City Article
“Absecon Mills in Galloway Township surviving as manufacturing industry shrinks in southern New Jersey.” Read Article.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
NJMEP welcomes A.J. Images, Mulberry Metal Products, Spex CertiPrep, and Tackboards Unlimited /Salon Interiors to our Made in New Jersey page.
AJ Images is a self-contained printing, bindery and electronic pre-press imaging center specializing in medium run, high quality printed communications. Mulberry Metal Products manufacturers a full line of quality products for the electrical construction industry. SPEX CertiPrep is the leading manufacturer of organic and inorganic certified reference materials for spectroscopy, chromatography, and other analytical instrumentation. The company is certified by UL-DQS for ISO 9001 and accredited by A2LA for ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO Guide 34 with the most comprehensive scope in the industry. Tackboards Unlimited is a brand new division of Salon Interiors Inc. Its uniquely shaped tackboards are made from 98% recycled post consumer content and contains no urea formaldehyde or asbestos additives.
If you want to be part of our page, visit Made in New Jersey to learn the details and submit your company.
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
The Greening Of New Jersey
Earth Day is rapidly approaching so it a good time to take a look at the greening of New Jersey and a few of the programs offered throughout the state. NJMEP has issued a 2011 Earth Day Coupon to attend its Green Generalist (Green 101) workshop on Thursday, 4/14. Read More.
Creating A Positive Work Environment
Part II The Value Of A Healthy Happy Workforce
As we learned in Part I of this article, bullying can have insidious effects on an organization and its workforce. Part II will explain why a healthy happy workforce is a vital company asset and how to create an environment to assure that asset is protected. Read More.
Made In New Jersey
New Jersey Manufacturers Practice Many “Arts”
The “Art of…” applies to many things from communication and music to beautifying environments. New Jersey manufacturers produce items that fall into each of these categories. The scope of talent within the state is amazing. This article will introduce a few of these manufacturers to you. Read More.
American Made Goods
Seek And Ye Shall Find
The Department of Labor estimates over 5.5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States since 2001. One manufacturing executive, Don Rongione, is working hard to do something about it. Through his organization, American Made Matters™, he and other US manufacturers are hoping to inspire American consumers to choose and even demand American made products. Read More.
TO, CC & BCC And Privacy
CityCycle Teaches Us All A Lesson
We all get emails that have a list of recipients in the “To” field. Many folks we know, many we don’t, and, many we don’t want to know. So why would we want our email addresses broadcast to strangers? Read More.
Safety In The Workplace: Part Four
Accident Readiness, Response and Investigation
In the last three 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 management as well as the involvement of the employees. In this article we will discuss accidents and incidents and the necessary follow-up. Read More.
The Vertical Urban Factory
An Exhibition On The History Of Manufacturing
The Skyscraper Museum in NYC, is providing us with a look at the history of manufacturing in an urban environment. The exhibition Vertical Urban Factory, on view until June 26th, features architectural design, structural engineering, and processing methods of significant factory buildings from the turn of the 20th century to the present. The exhibition poses the question: Can factories present sustainable solutions for future self-sufficient cities? The Architect’s Newspaper and Metropolis Magazine have both reviewed the show. Read More.
“Custom” Manufacturer Reduces Lead Time Using Lean Tools
BRECOflex Co., L.L.C., an ISO 9001 certified company, is a world leader in custom high precision drive components. The company offers the most advanced solutions for all belt drive and conveying applications. Read More.
Jerome Industries Revamps The Company By Investing In Its Employees
For over 40 years Jerome Industries, a family owned business, has been designing and manufacturing modified, custom and standard power supplies. Its current clients are in the medical, industrial and military markets and require power sources for mission critical applications. Read More.