April 22nd, 2016

New Path to Operational Excellence

Bob Chapman is chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. He is turning the practice of business leadership upside down with his corporate path to operational excellence —particularly when it comes to what the business gurus dub “talent development.” He and the company leadership team have developed a fundamentally different way of leading a business, called “truly […]

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April 14th, 2016

Lean 101 Introductory Course Offered

There is still time to register for the Lean Manufacturing introductory course scheduled for May 18 at Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. This one-day workshop will help organizations better understand Lean philosophies and the value of implementing these concepts. It is open to individuals for $250 per participant. That includes books, classroom materials […]

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March 24th, 2016

The Carlson Company Earns ISO Certification

Tulsa-based manufacturer The Carlson Company celebrated its recent ISO certification–ISO 9001:2008 certification this week. Carlson earned the certification with the help of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance and other local resources. With certification, the company will see a larger market for its work and be added to many preferred vendor lists. This week’s celebration included a […]

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January 11th, 2016

Overview of Manufacturing in the IoT World

The deeper meshing of virtual and physical machines offers the potential to truly transform the manufacturing value chain, from suppliers through customers.
For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) means that every object or “thing” is embedded with a sensor and is capable of automatically communicating its state with other objects and automated systems within the […]

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December 16th, 2015

Students Tour Muskogee Area Manufacturers

High school students from Hilldale Public Schools toured two Muskogee manufacturing companies recently. At Georgia-Pacific, students heard from community leaders who discussed the importance of manufacturing to Muskogee’s economy and learned about the variety of career opportunities available at Muskogee’s largest manufacturing employers.
“With more than 3,500 workers, Muskogee is one of the largest manufacturing communities […]

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October 14th, 2015

2015 Oklahoma Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Each year, the governor bestows awards on a select few Oklahoma manufacturers in recognition of their pacesetting standards. The award-winning companies must be progressive, forward-thinking and willing to adapt to change to become more successful in their marketplace.
“They represent the enormous potential available in Oklahoma and take a leadership role in promoting the importance of doing business in […]

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September 21st, 2015

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance among organizations receiving grants through U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) will award $27 million to organizations in nine states to operate centers that help manufacturers innovate, compete and grow. The new awards are part of a multiyear effort to update funding for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which provides a wide range of […]

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September 2nd, 2015

2015 Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing: Seminar Sessions

There were a multitude of seminar opportunities at this year’s Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing.
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3D Virtual Manufacturing Simulations for Oklahoma Companies
A “predictive systems program” creates a 3D virtual manufacturing […]

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August 26th, 2015

Quote, Design, & Drawing Automation for Oklahoma Manufacturers

Seminar Spotlight:
2015 Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing
How best can small and medium-sized manufacturers integrate new technology to boost production and increase profits? That’s an important question we’ll help answer at this year’s Oklahoma Conference on Manufacturing.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Norman. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is looking forward […]

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July 2nd, 2015

Manufacturing Day Oklahoma Overview Conference Call

We want Oklahoma companies to make Manufacturing Day bigger and better this year!
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Dream It Do It and Oklahoma Works—Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development are hosting a conference call in preparation for the activities on October 2. As you probably know, Manufacturing Day is intended to showcase today’s manufacturing and inspire the next generation […]

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