2017 Annual Meeting

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom

Join WIRE-Net's 370 Members for our Annual Meeting luncheon, presented by PNC Bank. Connect with leaders who understand the importance of manufacturing to our region. Honor manufacturing companies that have a positive impact on Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and will be receiving our Mission Builder Award.

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Safety Roundtable Series

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM


Our Safety Roundtable Series provides a unique opportunity to come together with peers and an expert to share experiences, expertise, and learn what you don't know about manufacturing safety. Discuss safety topics and find solutions to your safety-related issues to prepare for your next OSHA visit and save on violation costs. Each session has its own focus, but we encourage you to bring your challenges and request relevant information for your company. You will receive a certificate showing the topics and total number of hours you attended.

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Your Path to Operational Excellence: Learners Group for Strategic Leaders

Tue, May 9, 2017 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


This is a unique opportunity to grow your business. Rebecca Morgan provides high quality, tough no-nonsense coaching. Programs like this are typically priced by Rebecca at $25,000 or more, but WIRE-Net leaders and their staffs can benefit from five sessions of Rebecca's coaching and consulting for only $5,000. Series is limited to the first 10 companies registered.

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Industry 4.0: How We Compete in the Manufacturing World Today

Thu, May 11, 2017 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Embassy Suites Cleveland - Rockside

Delta Systems, Inc. has recently begun to embrace the concepts and changes necessary to be part of Industry 4.0. To compete in the world today, Delta knows it must become a "smart manufacturer." We know we must understand and then expand our ability in Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) while incorporating flexible/smart manufacturing techniques. This is the story of our journey to become part of Industry 4.0.

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Race to the MAX!

Sat, May 13, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Max S. Hayes High School

Race to the MAX! is a 5K race and one mile fun walk aimed at raising awareness of WIRE-Net's School-to-Career programs at Max S. Hayes Career & Technical High School.

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Industrial Painter Training

Tue, May 16, 2017 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

PPG Development Center

The Industrial Painter Training, presented by industry leader PPG Industries Commercial Coatings, is designed for the industrial painter, shop/plant managers, and could be helpful to schedulers and safety personnel as well. This one-day event will cover all aspects of painting metal substrates using liquid and/or powder coatings. The seminar will take the attendees all the way from proper preparation and cleaning, into equipment set up, and application techniques, explaining the differences between dried and cured coatings, proper QA measures, and how the products can be handled after application. Our trainers will address proper handling of liquid and powder coatings, personnel safety–including proper respiration, the causes and controls of corrosion, and the differences between price and cost of coatings. In addition, subjects such as why your company may need to examine the EPA 6X rule can be discussed.

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OSHA 10-HR Training

Thu, Jun 1, 2017 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Meet regulatory compliance needs without travel costs, scheduling issues, or lost productivity! The 10-hour General Industry Card is viewed by OSHA as a proactive step toward safety compliance and employee workplace safety. Don't wait on a visit from OSHA and face potential mandatory 10-hour training. In 2016, this course became even more important with the increase in citation fines and OSHA's stated increase in compliance activity.

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