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IMPORTANT BUSINESS SURVEY NEEDED ON THE EFFECT OF CORONAVIRUS ON PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESSES

In order for a Disaster Declaration for Pennsylvania to be declared, the Department of Community and Economic Development needs to understand the impact of businesses who are being affected by the Coronavirus to have access to U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result […]

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How to Plan Quarterly Strategies for Manufacturing Businesses

Are you looking for a way to outpace your competitors and bolster your business development? Manufacturing Quarterly Planning can help you get there. With three-month-long strategic objectives, your company stays nimble and reacts more quickly to the market. Quarterly business plans can help manufacturers meet the goals in their annual marketing plans and hone their […]

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Steps to Successfully Onboard Manufacturing Hires

With nearly 2.5 million manufacturing jobs estimated to go unfilled in the coming decade, hiring managers today no longer have the luxury of a loose onboarding process. In fact, an effective onboarding experience directly addresses some of the manufacturing sector’s most existential pain points. From reducing high churn rates and overworked staff to a changing clock-in-and-out […]

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Governor Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Promises to Move Manufacturing Sector Forward

Additional investment in Industrial Resource Centers will accelerate use of advanced manufacturing technologies. HARRISBURG, PA (January 30, 2020) – Governor Tom Wolf recently revealed his proposed 2020-21 budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That budget includes a $2.5 million increase for the Industrial Resource Center (IRC) network across Pennsylvania to expand their capacity to deliver […]

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Students dispel manufacturing ‘myths’ with video contest

Full Article posted by Central Penn Business Journal By: Justin Henry Twenty schools in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties are collaborating with regional manufacturing companies on a short video contest to answer the question, What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Contest organizer Leigh Ann Wilson, director of marketing and business development for MANTEC, said “the […]

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How to Leverage Big Data to Improve Operations

The term “big data” applies to large volumes of structured and unstructured datasets that, through analysis, can reveal specific trends and patterns. Big data analytics is now shaping the way organizations in virtually every industry process information, including manufacturing. Trying to harness all of this information can be a daunting task. The challenge that many […]

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How to Choose an ERP for Manufacturing

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for manufacturers is no longer optional — it’s business-critical, as vital in today’s fourth-wave revolution as robotics and AI applications. Cut through the clutter and select an ERP manufacturing software solution best fit for your organization. Here’s how. Quick Links Benefits of ERP for Manufacturing How to Choose ERP Software […]

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How to Create a Strategic Plan With SMART Goals

Contact us today! The key to growth in a manufacturing business is to set goals for the results you would like to see. A business cannot succeed unless everyone has a clear understanding of what they are working toward. If you are hoping to accomplish LEAN Manufacturing, you will want to incorporate realistic and effective […]

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How to Retain the Best Manufacturing Employees

Manufacturing companies that hope to remain competitive and profitable can’t afford to underestimate the importance of employee retention. High turnover creates a significant expense for any organization, as it can lead to decreased productivity and substantial hiring and training costs. It can also hurt employee morale, as the remaining workers often must assume additional responsibilities […]

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How to Address Skills Gaps in Job Candidates

The unemployment rate in the United States has reached its lowest level in 50 years. While that sounds like purely great news on the surface, the move to full employment poses one significant challenge for companies in many industries: a shortage of skilled workers to fill their open positions. Manufacturing is one industry that’s feeling […]

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