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Hitachi Foundation previews upcoming Chicago workforce initiative at SIPI Metals

Excerpt from The Hitachi Foundation blog. The Hitachi Foundation is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), and several local funders through the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance to launch a new initiative aimed at growing the number of high-quality manufacturing jobs in the Chicago region.  From Scrap Metal to Precious […]

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Market Position

Is your company’s market position helping you flourish or flounder?

Global competition, OEM pricing, delivery and quality demands, and other threats to a profitable market position require more strategic marketing plans that focus on the right products and services reaching the right customers in the right way at the right time. Without planning, success can be a result of luck. Companies need to have a […]

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Megan Falconer

Continuous Improvement Specialist Brings Knowledge and Enthusiasm to IMEC Clients

Welcome the newest member of the IMEC team, CI specialist serving the Greater Chicagoland area… Megan Falconer, a Technical Specialist with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, has four years of manufacturing experience as a Product Engineer, Materials Coordinator, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Process Engineer in both the steel and plastics industries.  APICS certified, Megan has […]

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Orbit Media Website Cycle

Search Engine Optimization for Manufacturers

North Branch Works and IMEC are co-hosting an upcoming breakfast forum and discussion on Search Engine Optimization for Manufacturers on June 17th. The morning event will be held at WaterSaver Faucet in Chicago and feature web design and social media expertise from Orbit Media. Why should you care about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Some companies […]

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(489785) GM Recalls 106,000 More Vehicles to Close Work Week.

NEW YORK – General Motors Friday announced four more vehicle recalls, totaling about 106,000 in North America, including one to fix an air-bag system likely tied to one crash involving an injury. GM (IW 500/5), which faces … Read more at: MFRSearch

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(489277) Vice President Biden talks jobs and workforce development (Video).

Cynthia Washicko Democratic think tank Third Way hosted a June 4 roundtable discussion on the future of workforce development, headlined by two major political players, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.Thomas speech, which prefaced the discussion Read more at: MFRSearch

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