Manufacturer Spotlight: Hodge Foundry

HODGE FOUNDRY’s origins go back to 1876, when E.W. Hodge, decided to start his own foundry in the town of Greenville, Pennsylvania. The first castings were bronze bushings for railroad bearings supplied to the Bessemer Railroad in Shenango, PA. The original building was located downtown on S. Race Street, however, Wes Hodge moved the Foundry…

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Upcoming Event Spotlight

Oh-Penn Outreach & Marketing Action Team meeting

Monday, July 8th 9 a.m. – noon

Agenda will focus on final proofs of marketing brochures for youth, parents, and guidance counselors and there will be discussion regarding updates on the Industry Needs You website.

Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace

Calling all manufacturers and educators! The registration process for the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace is closing on Friday, June 14th. Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace is a program supported by the Oh-Penn Interstate Region Pathways to Competitiveness Project that gives educators “hands on” experience at a local manufacturing workplace allowing them to contextualize their…

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Skills Gap Survey for Manufacturers

The Oh-Penn Interstate Region (Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania) has received a $6 million federal grant that will be used for workforce development initiatives to strengthen and increase the regional manufacturing workforce, particularly in key positions. In order to guide recruitment and training efforts throughout the…

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Upcoming Event Spotlight

Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing (AMDM) Industry Partnership of Lawrence & Mercer Counties The next AMDM IP meeting will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the PA CareerLink® Lawrence County located at 102 Margaret Street, New Castle, PA 16101. Please RSVP to swatson@tpma-inc.com or by phone at 330.307.3399. If…

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The Benefits of Posting Job Openings

Did you know that employers can post job openings with Ohio One-Stops and Pennsylvania CareerLinks^® free of charge? The Oh-Penn Career Pathways team strongly encourages manufacturers to take advantage of this service. Posting your openings is not only beneficial in helping you to identify job candidates, but it is also the best way that we…

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WorkKeys Adoption Encouraged for Manufacturers

Manufacturers representing the 5-county Oh-Penn region met on Friday, April 19 to hear how implementing new hiring practices focused on credentials and assessments can provide a recruiting system that decreases turnover and increases retention and production. Judith Crocker, representing The Manufacturing Institute, provided a presentation on the tools needed to establish and maintain a hiring…

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Upcoming Event: MVMC Meeting

Please join us for an informational session open to all members and other regional manufacturers throughout the Oh-Penn Interstate Region. The session will focus on how skills certifications and assessments can help manufacturers: Reduce Turnover * Improve Retention * Improve Production * Increase Productivity Make Better Promotion Decisions* Reduce on-the-job Training Time Improve Workplace Safety…

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Ohio Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace (EIMW)

To adequately prepare today’s students for future employment in a competitive global economy, especially current and future manufacturing openings, educators must have up-to-date, accurate information and a clear understanding of the academic and technical skills needed in the workplace. The best place to get this information is “on-the-job” and from experts in the field. The…

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