October 2012 | Volume 7, Issue 3
NJMEP has a lot of news this quarter: we are sponsoring two events in October to celebrate manufacturing, Manufacturing Day and ManufactureNJ Week, we attended and sponsored Discover 2012, new workshops are being introduced, we have a new COO and board members, NJMEP invested in Innovation Engineering®, and more. Click here to see the full stories.
Congressman Pascrell Visits Manufacturer
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell visited Polymer Technologies Inc. (PTI), a Clifton manufacturer celebrating its 25th anniversary, to meet with employees and discuss the Bring Jobs Home Act along with other issues facing local manufacturers as they work to successfully compete in the global economy. Read More.
Manufacturers to Participate in ManufactureNJ Week
Brusso Hardware/B&M Machine Company, Fisk Alloy Wire, General A&E, Interstate Connecting Components/Trek Connect and Uhlmann Packaging Systems are participating in ManufactureNJ Week. The week long festivities are designed to celebrate manufacturing and highlight its great career opportunities. Its website ManufactureNJ is a host of information pertaining to manufacturing in the state.
Marotta Controls Wins Export Achievement Award
Marotta Controls received an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Commercial Service at Discover 2012, the international business conference on exporting. Marotta Controls designs and manufactures high-performance motion and flow control products and systems for critical applications in extreme environments.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
New Made in New Jersey Companies
Made In New Jersey Company Featured on NIST Website
BRECOflex Co., LLC was featured as “Make It In America” Manufacturer of the Week!
Visit www.nist.gov/mep/america_manufacturers.cfm to see all the “Make it in America” Manufacturer of the Week companies.
Manufacturers Support PCTI Job Fair
Made in New Jersey companies Brusso Hardware/ B & M Machine Company, Lee Linear, Manhattan Door, Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc. and Hausmann Industries participated in the CNC Machinist Training job fair that was held at the Passaic County Technical Institute. The job fair was to bring its summer students and manufacturers together. The summer program was part of the New Jersey Talent Networks initiative to meet the needs of New Jersey manufacturers. Other New Jersey manufacturers that participated: Arlington Machine,; Dauphin North America; F3 Engineering; Galaxy Glass and Stone; Ho Ho Kus Ind.; Metal Components, Inc.; Morgan Technical Ceramics; Stauff Corporation; Tru Manufacturing and Visual Graphics Systems, Inc.
To learn more about New Jersey Talent Networks efforts read “Where Oh Where Are those Skilled Workers?” in this issue of Manufacturing Matters.
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
New Jersey Manufacturers from A to W…
we’re still in need of a Z.
he Made in New Jersey page on the NJMEP website offers a snapshot of the state’s manufacturers. We barely scratched the surface of the vast products that can be found. Before going out of state for your needs consider a locally produced product..we’ve got everything including the kitchen sink. Read More.
Where Oh Where Are Those Skilled Workers…
and what’s being done about it.
The media is filled with the unemployment rates and the fact that manufacturers are struggling to find workers that meet their requirements. For those manufacturers that are in need of workers, help exists and more is on its way. Read More.
Middlesex Businesses Get New Resource
Middlesex County businesses have a new resource, the Business Resource Center (BRC). The BRC, which is located at the Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center, 550 Jersey Ave., New Brunswick, provides a variety of no cost business solutions to small and mid-size employers. Its primary role is to address workforce development requirements associated with small business employee recruitment and training. A secondary role is to help companies and non-profits navigate government agencies, provide information about new business and economic development opportunities like tax credits, incentives, financing programs, child labor laws, general wage and hour information, labor market data, and permitting issues. You can learn more about the Middlesex BRC by visiting www.co.middlesex.nj.us/employment, calling 732-418-3347 or emailing Margarita Mercado firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about theBusiness Resource Centers and find your local center follow this link.
Nuts Bolts and Thingamagigs (NBT)
While perusing the internet, specifically the Manufacturing Day website, I discovered Nuts Bolts and Thingamagigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. NBT’s mission is to engage, nurture and excite individuals of all ages in the pursuit of careers in manufacturing. Their website contains information on ways to engage young people in career preparation for well-paid, fulfilling jobs that require hands-on skills. FMA’s Foundation runs summer manufacturing camps for kids and awards scholarships annually to students in community and technical college studies that lead to careers in manufacturing. The NBT awards help cover tuition, fees, and books. If you know a student that needs assistance direct them to the foundation’s page on scholarships. And, if not, check out the site anyway…it’s full of wonderful surprises
Sources for New Business
Looking for new sources of business? In addition to the National Innovation Marketplace (NIM), Fabricating.com, a Hoboken based Supplier Meets Buyer website might be a good place to look. In its early adapter phase subscribing is free. Eventually there will be fee. Check out its website, Fabricating.com to see if the site can help you secure new business.
Compass Wire Cloth, General A & E and Interstate Connecting Components, all achieved their objectives with the help of NJMEP. Read how Employee Training Reduced Costs for Compass Wire Cloth and Interstate Connecting Components, and how ISO andAS9100 helped General A & E grow its business.