Manufacturing excellence is the mission. Today is the day.
Today we blaze a new trail.
Today, and over the next several days, AMEND and Cincinnati Chamber executives will lead a first-of-its-kind manufacturing exchange. The purpose – to share, to learn, to grow.
“Chamber members, Enerfab, Formica, Kellogg’s and Meyer Tool will join The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and 16 other regional businesses for a manufacturing exchange trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, a top manufacturing city, September 23-25.” (According to the official press release, provided in full at the bottom of this post.)
Participants will share their highs and lows, their struggles and challenges, their solutions and celebrations.
Cincinnati manufacturing leaders will “explore manufacturing workforce challenges and solutions, Minnesota’s governmental and economic development support for its manufacturers, and best practices from about a half dozen of MSP’s best manufacturing facilities” according to Pat Sheeran, Vice President of Programs with the Cincinnati Chamber.
Five top Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturers – 3M, Boston Scientific Corporation, Lubetech, Stratasys, GE Water Tech are opening their doors for site visits, allowing Cincinnati manufacturing leaders to gain first-hand knowledge of their operations. Nine additional Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturers will also share their insights and wisdom.
Cincinnati manufacturing leaders will share their insights, wisdom, best practices and solutions in exchange.
One hot topic – The War For Talent.
According to Pat Sheeran, “Despite an average pay of $74,000 and above average benefits, 18,000 advanced manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in greater Cincinnati over the next 10 years.”
Attracting and retaining leaders and workers is more than an HR issue. It’s a matter of survival. Cincinnati manufacturing leaders will be spending a lot of time exploring how top Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturers are tackling this tough issue, returning with new talent management strategies and solutions for growing their businesses.
“Finding new solutions – that’s what this exchange is all about,” said Craig Todd, AMEND Consulting’s Managing Partner. “Helping Cincinnati manufacturers take actions that drive growth. That’s why AMEND is participating, because it’s such a strong fit with our mission. Giving manufacturing leaders the information, wisdom, and courage they need to do what needs to be done, that’s what we’re all about, and that’s exactly what this exchange will deliver.”
All told, during their three-day visit, participating Cincinnati manufacturing leaders will have the opportunity to learn from two dozen Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturing leaders, several educators, and various government leaders. (It’s not all work and no play though…a ball game, networking, and a mixer are all on the agenda too!)
It’s a bold agenda. One that will return these 16 Cincinnati manufacturing leaders ready for action – complete with new plans, fresh perspectives, and renewed energy for tackling their toughest challenges.
We couldn’t be more excited.
For Immediate Release
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Members Will Exchange Manufacturing Ideas in Minneapolis-St. Paul 20 greater Cincinnati businesses will join manufacturing exchange
CINCINNATI – September 22, 2015 – Chamber members, Enerfab, Formica, Kellogg’s and Meyer Tool will join The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and 16 other regional businesses for a manufacturing exchange trip to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, September 23-25.
The three-day-trip includes site visits with top Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturers, including 3M, Boston Scientific and GE Water & Process Technologies. Participants depart by Ultimate Air Shuttle at Lunken Airport, Wednesday, September 23, 1 p.m. Interviews will be available prior to take-off.
“Despite an average pay of $74,000 and above average benefits, 18,000 advanced manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in greater Cincinnati over the next 10 years,” said Chamber Vice President, Patrick Sheeran. “This trip will allow our members to visit and learn from a peer city while also taking a look at how Minneapolis-St. Paul manufacturers attract, develop and retain skilled talent.”
The manufacturing exchange trip is presented by U.S. Bank and is produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in partnership with AMEND Consulting.
About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is one of the nation’s largest chambers, representing the interests of 4,000 member businesses. Its mission is to leverage the potential of the business community to create economic prosperity for our region. The Chamber serves its membership and the Cincinnati USA community through leadership and professional development programs, government advocacy, festivals and events, regional vision and collaboration, money-saving benefit programs, networking opportunities and educational programs. For more information, visit cincinnatichamber.com.
Issued By: Rich Walburg, Communications Director, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber