Manufacturer Spotlight: Steelcon, LLC.

Steelcon, an offshoot of Hodge Construction, has been in business since 2002, and things are definitely going well for them according to husband-and-wife team Allen Hodge, President and Jessica Hodge, Controller. Located at 47161 State Route 558 in New Waterford, Ohio, they primarily service businesses in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York, but have shipped…

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Mercer County Business & Industry Career Fair

The Mercer County Business and Industry Career Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Park Inn by Raddison.  10th graders from the 12 Mercer County school districts will have the opportunity to hear from local manufacturers about the available careers in manufacturing, especially in welding, machining, industrial maintenance, etc., and the skills…

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Manufacturing Workshops Open to the Public

The workshops are designed to inform the public about manufacturing careers available in the Oh-Penn region. Introduction to Manufacturing Workshops are presented by the Career Coaches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The workshops are geared towards those who have limited manufacturing background, but are also helpful for those who have worked in manufacturing in the past,…

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Employers: Training Resources Now Available

Attention employers:  How would you like to reduce turnover, improve retention, increase productivity, make better promotion decisions, reduce on-the-job training time, improve workplace safety and improve product quality? Implementing nationally recognized credentials into your hiring and training practices will help you achieve those goals, and there are funds available through the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to…

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IMPAQ Survey Responses Still Needed

The third-party evaluator for the Pathways to Competitiveness program, IMPAQ International, LLC, recently sent out a Manufacturing Employer Survey to manufacturers in the five-county Oh-Penn region. This survey focuses on employment and training issues as they relate to the regional manufacturing sector. The survey can be completed by paper or online using the website link…

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