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An Eight County Manufacturing Partnership
GR8T Manufacturing launched in November 2018 as a business-led partnership for manufacturers in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties. Since that time, 50+ companies have been working collaboratively through quarterly meetings and action teams on ideas to strengthen and grow manufacturing in the region, focusing on three key priorities: B2B Connections, Branding the Region, and Promoting Manufacturing Careers.
Our Region is a Great Place for Manufacturing Careers
Jamie Jazwinski’s motivation to relocate back to Western Pennsylvania from Akron, Ohio came from her desire to be involved in industrial sales, be closer to her family and her longing for the feeling of closeness of a small town. Jamie is now approaching her 20th anniversary at Powered Aire in Greenville where she now holds the position of Regional Sales Manager. She oversees the sales process of air doors and curtains in over 20 states. When she is not traveling to client facilities, Jamie can be found at the office striving to better the business and reach new clients.
Benjamin Beck moved back to Greenville in 2016 working for various companies in marketing and is now The Procedural Support Manager at FHC. Beck bounced between Detroit, and Greenville and ultimately chose Greenville for its size and fit, saying, “I love the pace of life here.” Beck acknowledged that finding a job for his particular skill set was difficult but made it clear that he wanted to gain valuable experience through work with local institutions and non-profit organizations. He noted later that that this decision would ultimately play a big role in where he ended up.
John Williams, a Penn State Behrend graduate originally from Erie, Pennsylvania was ecstatic to relocate back to his hometown after spending five years on the other side of the state. With a degree in Plastics Engineering Technology, the desire to move back to his hometown and the news that an Erie-based custom injection molding company was expanding, John was determined to score a position within Plastikos Inc. Now, John has been at the company for two years and takes pride in the role he plays in the manufacturing of molds for medical equipment.
Manufacturing Services for Every Industry
business growth with confidence
Each manufacturing company is vetted for reputation services provided, customer support and pricing. Only quality service providers are approved for TriState Manufacturers reference library.
We provide an internal review of the manufacturing companies being listed. Additionally verifying a number of reviews from each company ensuring you are receiving the best feedback before purchase.
We have created a listing and review site that ensures you find manufacturing companies that have the right tools and features for your company to be successful and grow.
Why Top Manufacturers in PA, NY, OH, and WV Love Tristate Manufacturers Marketplace
Manufacturers are experiencing some heavy challenges in our region, from hiring, to sales, international competition, and taxes. We started this marketplace as a way to alleviate as many challenges as we can, and to create a real and significant economic impact for our region. Some of these challenges just don’t have an easy solution, especially hiring. Most manufacturers are acknowledging that we need to start looking at alternate solutions to hiring, and one of the solutions they are coming to involves the question: “how can we use regional collaboration and outsourcing to solve employee shortages?” One of the strengths of TSM is in our ability to foster an environment of collaboration. Not only can you easily identify suppliers in very specific categories and with unique capabilities, but if you need help sourcing, or don’t find who you are looking for, we have a large network of supporting organizations that we pull from to identify the perfect supplier for you. All you need to do is fill out the form below and we will find a supplier for you – no cost, just a free service to help you and keep the business in our region.
In addition to the activities we are taking to encourage and facilitate regional cooperation, we have real marketing expertise behind TSM, and we are generating traffic from around the country. These searchers are looking for keywords like “best injection molding companies”, or “top precision cnc machine shops”, and so many more. Imagine a situation where we are getting hundreds of leads every week that get sent directly to the members on TSM! This is already happening on a slightly smaller scale but it’s growing quickly and this is the perfect time to get in at a very low cost. We (and you) have the potential to be part of this economic development masterpiece – something that city and state organizations around the country will point to as the model for success. On top of all this, we are actively advertising our members in regular blog posts. Some of our most recent are on topics including: Top Plastic Fabrication Companies, Top Welding and Fabrication Companies, Top Tool and Die Manufacturers, Top Metal Coating and Finishing Manufacturers, and more. Each one of these articles is driving traffic to members. Join today to be featured, to grow your business, and simultaneously to be part of the success of our region.