Eyes on Youngstown as Maker City

YOUNGSTOWN All eyes seem to be on Youngstown. After all, it is home to the first additive manufacturing hub established by the President Barack Obama administration. And now that hub, known as America Makes, 236 W. Boardman St., will bring Make: magazine to host a “3-D Printer Shootout” in Youngstown. It’s part of the Youngstown…

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‘3 Minutes With’ Eric Karmecy, Project Manager, Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — In today’s “3 Minutes With,” Eric Karmecy, project manager of Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness, discusses the role manufacturing plays in employment in the five-county Oh-Penn Interstate Region, the need for skilled workers in manufacturing, and the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness project’s efforts to address the shortage. These efforts include a recent…

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MVMC and AMDM IP Membership Meeting Updates

Reminder:  Advanced Manufacturing and Diversified Materials (AMDM IP) of Lawrence & Mercer Counties will meet Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.   The meeting location will be the PA CareerLink of Lawrence County 102 Margaret St., New Castle, PA.   Meeting notice and agenda will be emailed. Reminder:  New date announced for the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers…

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Noise Solutions Expands in Sharon

Noise Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, recently purchased and renovated a 55,000 sq. ft. vacant warehouse in Sharon, PA that was once owned by Winner International. The warehouse is the company’s sole manufacturing operation in the United States.  The company currently employs around 35 people and is looking to add additional positions over the next…

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Manufacturing Success Stories Wanted

Over the next 12 months, the Youngstown Business Journal will be partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to feature the resurgence of manufacturing in the five-county region, the skills needed by individuals to obtain well-paying jobs in the community, events geared towards raising community awareness of the skilled labor shortage, local companies benefiting from implementing…

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