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Proud to Manufacture in PA 2018 Recap and Award Winners!

A big thank you to our record breaking crowd for making this event such a success! The “Brewing Success” panel informed us on new trends and challenges they are facing in the manufacturing world and then was followed with keynote speaker, Jennifer Yuengling, who addressed the history of America’s oldest brewery! View the event Recap […]

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HR Focus- Workforce Strategies to Help You Elevate Your Business

Written by MEP National Network’s Linda Colon of CONNSTEP In our competitive business climate, manufacturers are looking for ways to bolster future business by ensuring continuity of their company operations and retaining and developing talent. Industry expert Kelly McDaniel, president of the DeLisa Group, provided some insights. Succession Planning- McDaniel emphasized the importance of examining […]

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Marketing Focus- Creating a Culture of Innovation: Start in Your Sales & Marketing Departments

Provided by MEP National Network’s Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Written by Jim Allen. In the first of this three-part blog series, we introduced the notion of starting with your sales and marketing departments as places where you can innovate new aligned, value-based best practices and processes. In this blog we’ll look at WHY these practices/processes […]

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Technology Focus- Industry 4.0 on a Budget: Small Manufacturers Need Technology Too

Written by MEP National Network’s Chuck Werner, Lean Technology Manager of Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center One advantage of my current role, which I did not get to experience while working full-time in manufacturing, is getting to take part in conferences for the new tools, technologies and techniques being used in the industry.  As a result, […]

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Operations Focus- The most powerful but least-used tool to inspire efficiency

Written by MEP National Network’s Rick Winkler, IMEC Technical Specialist.  Throughout my 20+year journey with continuous improvement, I’ve helped individuals experience a wide array of necessary “tools” for executing lean continuous improvement (CI). But none are perhaps more integral for success than standard work. Standard work is likely the most powerful—but least used—lean tool available […]

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New Hires and Responsibilities

MANTEC welcomed Dan Laskowitz as a new Professional Business Advisor for York County in February 2018. Dan has over 12 year of experience working in the highly-regulated medical device industry. Before MANTEC, he held the position of Engineering and Quality Manager for StarDental. His responsibilities at StarDental consisted monitoring and initiating quality system improvements, reductions […]

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