July 6th, 2020

7 Manufacturing Digitization Challenges—and How to Overcome Them |

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered robots, 3D printing, the Internet of Things (IoT) … there’s a whole world of advanced manufacturing technology and innovation just waiting for small and medium-sized manufacturers who want to step up their digital game. Unfortunately, manufacturing digitization can present some fundamental challenges, like added cybersecurity risk.

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June 29th, 2020

How to Stimulate Manufacturing Growth After COVID-19 |

It seems no part of the economy is left untouched by COVID-19. Both essential and non-essential industries have felt the impact of the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects on the economy, especially manufacturing.

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May 27th, 2020

OSHA Revises COVID Guidance … Again |

Previously, OSHA issued guidance indicating that most employers only had to record or report confirmed COVID-19 cases when provided with objective evidence that an employee contracted COVID-19 at work. In practice, this put the burden on employees to submit evidence to employers establishing that their COVID-19 cases were contracted at work.

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May 12th, 2020

Automation Could Be Key to Recovery for Small Manufacturers |

A recent survey by Thomas Industrial examined impacts of COVID-19 and revealed one in four U.S. manufacturers are considering expanding industrial automation as a result of the crisis, while one in five already has automated systems in place.

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May 5th, 2020

Return to Work & Recovery Guide |

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has created a comprehensive Return to Work & Recovery Guide to serve as a “roadmap” for companies beginning to resume or ramp up operations. This guide offers information on a wide range of topics, beginning with a return-to-work checklist and offering information on everything from Personal Protection Equipment and disinfection protocols […]

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April 13th, 2020

Resumé Bootcamp Virtual Workshop

These difficult times have many people needing to build or revise their resumes. We want to help.
Join the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance for a “Resume Bootcamp” virtual workshop on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST.

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April 13th, 2020

COVID-19 Employee Exposure and Environmental Cleaning |

Here’s a quick checklist if you suspect a COVID-19 exposure has occurred at your manufacturing facility. The list, from our sister organization in Iowa is based on the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control.

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March 21st, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Manufacturers |

IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FOR MANUFACTURERS:
Need immediate business assistance? Contact your local manufacturing extension agent. Find all contact numbers and information here.  Our extension agents are available for free (remote if necessary) consultations to help your company address operational, supply chain, or financial issues that arise from the disruption.
Contact us anytime at info@okalliance.com. (Usually respond with two […]

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March 10th, 2020

AVB Bank Joins Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance as Affiliate Member |

AVB Bank recently joined the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance as an Affiliate Member. The strategic partnership between AVB Bank and the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is working toward improving the economic development throughout Oklahoma, creating wealth and supporting local communities and businesses.

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February 28th, 2020

Position Available: Manufacturing Extension Agent, March 2020, Moore Norman Area –

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has an opening for a manufacturing extension agent / business development coordinator. This extension agent will be headquartered on the campus of Moore Norman Technology Center and will serve companies in central Oklahoma.

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