Plant Tour: Orlando Baking Company – Old World Baking, Cutting Edge Creativity

Thu, Aug 24, 2017 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Orlando Baking Company

How does a 145-year-old company stay true to its roots while still being state-of-the-art? Guistino Orlando founded the original Orlando Baking Company in 1872 and moved the company to Cleveland in 1904. How times have changed—and not. Equipped with multiple production lines, today's Orlando Baking Company boasts a 200,000 square-foot bakery which uses the most modern baking equipment available to create traditional European taste and consistency. During this tour, you will have a unique opportunity to see nine production lines and six ovens designed to accommodate product diversity and consistency while maintaining strict safety and quality standards. By combining state-of-the-art technology with the finest ingredients, Orlando has been able to expand and is now making over 250 varieties and is on tables across America while still maintaining their Cleveland roots and Old World quality.

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Tour and Taste . . . Under the Dome

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ASM World Headquarters

Did you know that the largest open-work geodesic dome in the world is right here, in our own back yard? The 45-acre campus known as Materials Park features an open latticework geodesic dome arching over a semi-circular office building. Originally completed in 1959, the world headquarters of ASM International was named to the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Historic Landmark by the state of Ohio. You will have a chance to tour the state-of-the-art materials laboratory and classroom facility, where professionals can develop and strengthen their knowledge of materials science, metallurgy, failure analysis, heat treating, surface engineering, metallography, and other topics.

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Supervisory Certificate Series I

Tue, Sep 12, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


In this four-part series, participants will gain an understanding of their role as a supervisor. They will also learn how to apply their newly-learned skills to build a more engaged, productive, and synergistic workplace. ERC's nationally-recognized program employs tools and interactive activities, delivered by high energy and knowledgeable trainers. We encourage teams of two to three people attend together for maximum value.

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Is Your Inventory Turning Fast Enough?

Thu, Sep 14, 2017 8:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Technology Training Center

Inventory is often an afterthought; that is until your finance team declares "we’re running out of cash!" While there is no I in team, the I of Inventory is critical to cash flow and the working capital health of a business. This seminar will focus on ways to reduce existing inventories and maintain positive control through definable, predictable, and repeatable processes.

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Nuts & Bolts Fundraising Bash

Thu, Oct 5, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Windows on the River

Nuts & Bolts is WIRE-Net's signature fundraising event. Proceeds support our work throughout the year to strengthen the manufacturing community. Join us for an evening of entertainment & provide WIRE-Net with the unrestricted revenue that supports programs in workforce development for youth and adults, manufacturing excellence, & much more!

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Safety Roundtable Series

Thu, Oct 12, 2017 7:30 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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