MAGNET is an organization that helps manufacturers with R&D, process improvement, and growth strategies. Their main focus is local small to midsize manufacturers. They participate in community and industry events that encourage local manufacturing growth. The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
“As a leader in Northeast Ohio manufacturing, MAGNET operates with the region in mind and has an unmatched commitment to helping companies grow. By offering our consulting services and expertise, we aim to contribute to the manufacturing renaissance in Northeast Ohio and champion the sector whenever the opportunity arises.” – MAGNET Mission Statement
The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network was established in 1984. They serve manufacturing organizations in 21 counties throughout Northeast Ohio. Their clients create a variety of products, ranging from pet collars to custom aircraft. The organization has an on premise innovation center that functions as a business incubator.
One of the organizations’ first startup projects was with a local whiskey producer. The owner had created an innovative process for aging whiskey at an accelerated rate. The owner had started operations in a home lab, but needed an upgraded facility. Cleveland Whiskey, shifted operations to the MAGNET incubator when they needed to scale up operations. The MAGNET Product Design & Development team helped create a laboratory and product monitoring system. Cleveland Whiskey was able to patent the technology and began full commercial production.
If you want to learn more about quality management or LEAN manufacturing, come to Innovate 2017. MAGNET will lead two sessions in the Innovate 2017 Quality & Continuous Improvement Track. The event will take place Tuesday September 12th at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland.
Session 2: LEAN STRATEGIES FOR INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURERS
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