RAMTEC partners with Ohio stakeholders to help state’s economy through manufacturing workforce training
Finding a qualified workforce is a pressing issue for a lot of manufacturers. From the minds of educators came RAMTEC, a program dedicated to educating workers and connecting them with employers. When RAMTEC sought to launch a new training program on automation, public-private and economic development organizations united in support.
Unique combination of infrastructure, collaboration and location lead to foreign direct investment on a national-profile project
JobsOhio’s strategic investment and crucial regulatory coordination and support for the construction of a much-needed pipeline result in early wins for economic development. The new supply of abundant, domestic energy helped the state compete and win the construction of a new manufacturing plant for high-purity nodular pig iron.
Manufacturer consolidates national and international business in Ohio
Kadant Black Clawson has opened a new facility in Lebanon, Ohio. The facility is a consolidation of office and manufacturing operations from facilities in Alabama, Sweden and around Ohio. Kadant Black Clawnson believes this will improve operating efficiencies, give them access to quality talent and be able to accommodate future expansion.
Lincoln Electric’s Wayne Trail Technologies, an automation integrator in Fort Loramie, Ohio, celebrated the opening of its newly expanded facility. The expansion will bring 50 new and highly skilled advanced manufacturing jobs to the small town about 30 miles north of Dayton.
Companies are adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, but don’t have the workforce with the skills to operate the new technology. German-based Festo’s workforce training program combines an associate degree, skills training and on-the-job experience.
Plastics Industry Association report shows a positive outlook for the plastics industry with significant contributions from shale gas related investments. Employment increased 1.4 percent in 2015 and that the U.S. demand for plastics hit a record $295.4 billion.