2018 PA Manufacturing Scorecard Results Illustrate the Strong Performance of the State’s Manufacturing Industry Williamsport, Pa. — May 29, 2019. Recent published findings from the 2018 PA Manufacturing Scorecard prove that Pennsylvania’s manufacturing economy is strong and growing, performing better in some areas than national trends. These findings also underscore the work of the Williamsport… Read More
Dan Manetta, Executive Director/CEO for Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) headquartered in Williamsport, PA, was asked to speak at one a weekly meeting of the Williamsport Area Middle School (WAMS) Builder’s Club, an affiliation of the Kiwanis Club. The students work on community leadership projects under the direction of Mr. Mike Lundy. Mr. Manetta was asked… Read More
As identified by more than 50 assessments conducted over the past year, machine shops and fabricators have common issues: Shortage of skilled employees Improving the order quoting process Growing their business Improving the company’s website Join us for no-cost, one-hour webinars to help address these needs. Below are links to sign-up for each webinar. Organizing Your… Read More
Toyota Kata – Wednesday, 04/03/2019 Description Toyota Kata helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills by breaking through our knowledge threshold. In this management approach, a primary job of leaders and managers is to develop people so that desired results can be achieved. They do this by having the organization members (leaders and managers included) deliberately practice… Read More
IMC’s Jeff Kopenitz, Director of Business Excellence, along with Bill Krause of the Arkansas MEP delivered a Toyota Kata Workshop at the 20th annual NTEA Work Truck Show. The conference was held at the Indiana State Convention Center and was attended by approximately 14,000 attendees.
IMC announces the PA MAKES Mini-grant Program funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Initiative. The purpose of the POWER Initiative is to stimulate job creation and economic impact in Pennsylvania’s 52 coal impacted counties. The Program, focused on providing strategic technical assistance to small- to medium-sized manufacturers, will help manufacturers be more competitive… Read More
IMC has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S. and utilizes that data to provide the lowest process available among many vetted, competing… Read More
IMC is excited to welcome Jeff Kopenitz, Lean Master, to IMC’s team. Jeff will hold the position of Director of Business Excellence. Jeff has been working with IMC for many years as a third-party consultant and has now joined the team as a staff member effective February 1st. WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center… Read More
The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM) program is an annual video contest to excite middle school students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and product profiles of manufacturing companies. Click here to read IndustryWeek story. To learn more about the WSCM program in IMC’s 12-county region, contact Lauri Moon at email@example.com or 570-329-3200×8085.
Innovative Manufacturers Center (IMC) is seeking an individual with a passion for being part of Central Pennsylvania’s manufacturing success. To be considered, the individual must have proven success calling on manufacturing business leaders. Candidate is able to conduct high-level interviews to determine areas where IMC can help manufacturing clients succeed in business strategy/growth, process/continuous improvement,… Read More