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Manufacturers Council Meets With Members of Congress on Critical Issues

Continuing a strong year of advocacy focused on workforce development. Recently, members of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council met with our federal congressional delegation regarding legislation that is vital to the success of the industry here, in Western New York. This continues the strong advocacy work of our Council this year,

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Manufacturing Month Kickoff 2016: Mark Your Calendars!

The Partnership is excited to announce the second installment of our signature manufacturing event, the Manufacturing Month Kickoff! This year’s theme is Building a Better Workforce, and is taking place on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Topic: Study after study has shown the growing skills gap in manufacturing, in Western New

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Manufacturers Council April Meeting

The Partnership’s Manufacturers Council had its third meeting of the season late last month as member manufacturers gathered to discuss private sector best practices in several areas of workforce development – recruitment, advancement, and apprenticeships. The main feature of the meeting was a panel discussion with three Council members, offering

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Impacts of $15 Minimum Wage

The Partnership has been quite vocal about opposing a $15 minimum wage in New York State, and for good reason. Drastically increasing the minimum wage would make it much more difficult for employers to retain their workforce, which is already a challenge for many key industries in Western New York.

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Zehnder Rittling Opens Its Doors

Scott Pallotta, and his team of about 150 employees at Zehnder Rittling, hosted two exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours last week.  The two groups, comprised of Dream It, Do It (DIDI) students and participants in our Manufacturers Council Tour Series, were fascinated by innovate techniques for manufacturing heating and cooling systems. The

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Manufacturers Council – Return on Investment

Workforce development is the top priority of our Manufacturers Council for the 2015-16 season. We have broken the topic down into three main “buckets” – developing baseline skill sets, ensuring upskilling opportunities, and growing the workforce pipeline. But what is the real cost of the lack of a qualified workforce?

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Dream it, Do It: Adopt-a-School program

It’s no secret that manufacturers are facing an unprecedented workforce shortage. Due to aging current employees and a lack of qualified candidates entering the workforce, many companies are feeling the pressure of addressing the workforce issue. The WNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) estimates that there will be 17,000 unfilled manufacturing

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Manufacturer Spotlight: International Paper

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: International Paper International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and North Africa. The company’s Western New York packaging plant in Buffalo is part of the Industrial Packaging business comprised of converting plants, containerboard

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Manufacturer Spotlight: U-C Coatings

Today’s Manufacturer Spotlight: U-C Coatings U-C Coatings is a premier manufacturer and supplier of wood protection products for the logging, lumber, furniture and woodworking industries. The company’s products are sold in more than 30 countries around the world to protect hardwood, veneer wood, logs, and lumber against drying, splits, and cracking.

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