September 2010 | Volume 5, Issue 3
NJMEP Gets Social
NJMEP recently launched its Facebook Page. If you haven’t found us yet, please do. We’ve made it easy for you to stay current on our news, workshops and success stories. In addition, you can Link-In to Bob Loderstedt, our president and CEO, as well as join our Made In New Jersey group on Linked-In.
We’d like to know what you think of social networking sites as a business communication tool. Please take our Quick Poll at the end of the newsletter to share your thoughts with us and other companies interested in hearing about your ROO and ROI from the various social networking sites.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
DVIRC and NJMEP Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Energy Efficient Building Products for the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster
Grant Complements $122 Million U.S. Department of Energy Project
The Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to help small to medium size manufacturers in the Philadelphia region commercialize new technologies developed by the recently announced $122 million Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Read more.
Made In New Jersey Web Page Gets Logo
Our Made In New Jersey page has gained a logo. Designed by Grass Roots Marketing of Eatontown, the logo made its first appearance this month. Along with the new logo, Be Cu, Bosco Products, Creative Serving, Manhattan Door Corporation, NES Enterprises, Inc. and White Rail, have been added to the page. If you manufacture in the state and want to become part of Made In New Jersey, simply complete the web form and we’ll be happy to add you to the page
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
New Jersey’s Manufacturers Show Versatility In Their Products
By Robert Loderstedt, President & CEO, NJMEP (written for MeadowlandsUSA)
The manufacturing sector in New Jersey produces a wide variety of products ranging from foods that tantalize our taste buds, items that keep us fashionable, doors that create curb appeal and picture frames that highlight our corporate awards and personal photos. These manufacturers show the versatility of our workforce as well as the companies themselves. Many of us have encountered these manufacturers’ products in our daily lives or on vacation. Read More.
Is the Trenton Tide Changing?
The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee recently passed two bills that are designed to assist the State’s manufacturers. One provides manufacturers with incentives to invest in capital improvements and modernize their operations and the other bill exempts sales of energy and utility service to manufacturing facilities from the sales and use tax and the transitional energy facility assessment (TEFA) surcharge. Read more.
Safety In The Workplace: Part Two – Management Commitment / Employee Involvement
By MaryAnn McBride, Director, Occupational Safety Services, Inc.
Management commitment is the first and most important factor in developing an effective safety & health program. Without it you have nothing. As an owner or manager, your attitude toward job safety and health will be reflected by your employees. Read more.
Manufacturing Processes Making The News
Manufacturing has been in the news. Not that we are making more things and employing more people, but, that a number of well known companies are having quality issues with their products. Major players like Johnson & Johnson, which had numerous recalls of many of its OTC products, Toyota with numerous recalls, the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), a major supplier of peanut butter to institutions and food manufacturers and the recall of over two million cribs by seven manufacturers in 2010 alone have made the news! Read More.
Face-to-Face Still Key Element In Marketing Mix
Just as manufacturing and operations managers look to Lean tools to keep them competitive in their markets, exhibit and event managers look for information to help their companies compete on the tradeshow floor. Although exhibiting costs can appear high, events, tradeshows and conferences are still the most cost effective way to reach decision makers and speed up the sales cycle. Read more.
Chip Maker Regains Its Competitive Edge and Reverses Decline in Stock Price
ANADIGICS, Inc (NASDAQ: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The company pioneered commercial applications for GaAs ICs. This award winning company is ISO 14001:1996 certified. Read more.