January 3rd, 2019

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe Introduces Bill to Help Train Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) have introduced the Retain Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (RIME) Act, S.3778, to help businesses train the next generation of manufacturing workers. The senators’ bipartisan bill would establish a pilot program to allow businesses to retain retiring employees long enough to train replacement workers—tackling a major challenge for […]

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December 13th, 2018

Tilly Joins Manufacturing Alliance As Vice President

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has named Kinnee Tilly as its vice president of business development and operation. This position coordinates a field staff of 20 with offices in communities across the state, while developing relationships with numerous sponsors, partners and stakeholders.
“Along with a deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry, Kinnee brings an enthusiasm and energy […]

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November 8th, 2018

Linked MFG Solutions Puts Automation to Work in Minco

In 2016, Linked Manufacturing Solutions found a home in Minco, Oklahoma. Now automation is playing an increasingly important role in its operations. Read how the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is helping make that transformation possible.

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October 23rd, 2018

Position Available: VP of Business Development and Operations

Thank You: Application Deadline has Passed
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Vice President of Business Development and Operations. This position—located at our Tulsa offices—links our field staff and our services to manufacturing clients and partners across Oklahoma. The position is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships […]

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October 16th, 2018

Cybersecurity Starts with Your Employees

We’re all familiar with Smokey the Bear and the “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires” slogan. In 2015, Smokey got an update and the new “Receive a Bear Hug” ads ran nationwide. In the ad, Smokey runs out of the woods and gives a big bearhug to a camper for properly checking camp fire embers. The […]

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September 17th, 2018

Manufacturing Day Has Big Impact on Student Perceptions

Just how much of an impact is Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) having on students’ perceptions of manufacturing? Cumulatively, the effects over the years have been quite substantial — and continue to trend upward.
Back in 2012, when Manufacturing Day began, we put forth the ambitious goal of affecting the public’s perception of manufacturing with the goal […]

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September 11th, 2018

Manufacturing Day 2018: 3 Ways To Get Involved

Manufacturing Day 2018 officially arrives on Friday, October 5. This annual celebration gives small and medium-sized manufacturers the chance to showcase their products and capabilities to students, educators, businesspeople, politicians, and the media. The annual event also helps to dispel misconceptions about modern manufacturing in order to aid in the recruitment of the next generation […]

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August 15th, 2018

Scott Smith is New Manufacturing Extension Agent

Scott Smith is a new Manufacturing Extension Agent for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. He will work with companies in Canadian, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Grady, Harmon,  Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa and Tillman Counties. He is sponsored locally by Canadian Valley Technology Center in El Reno.
Smith is a native of Blanchard. He formerly worked as the manager […]

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July 23rd, 2018

Curtis Evans Retires from Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Longtime extension agent Curtis Evans is retiring from the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Evans has been with the Manufacturing Alliance for nearly 22 years where he worked with more than 200 companies in northeastern Oklahoma.

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July 18th, 2018

Position Available: Manufacturing Extension Agent, July 2018, NW Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance has an opening for a manufacturing extension agent. This extension agent will be headquartered at Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City and serve several counties in northwestern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is unique in fielding a statewide network of manufacturing coaches and experts located in the communities they serve, readily […]

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