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2023 Manufacturing Day Recap Video

2023 Manufacturing Day Recap Video

In this video, you'll get a first look into Polaris MEP's second annual MFGDay 2023 event – an interactive, immersive career event that connects students directly to employers, training resources and job placement services. Polaris MEP's goal with MFGDay is to...

Senator Jack Reed on Manufacturing Careers for #MFGDay23

Senator Jack Reed on Manufacturing Careers for #MFGDay23

Senator Jack Reed graciously recorded a video with thoughts on manufacturing careers for high schoolers attending the 2023 Manufacturing Day career exploration event (#MFGDay23) presented by Polaris MEP. The Senator speaks to the products (and paychecks) that make...

Three Solutions for Retaining Skilled Employees Webinar

Three Solutions for Retaining Skilled Employees Webinar

High employee turnover rates can lead to a number of challenges like lower or lost productivity, high training and recruitment costs, and a generally lower morale for the remaining employees.  In this session, Polaris MEP's Workforce Manager Aarin Clemons and Advisor...

Safety Trainers Webinar: What to do when OSHA arrives

Safety Trainers Webinar: What to do when OSHA arrives

In this lively webinar recording, Polaris MEP partner Darcy Cook of Safety Trainers shares tips for what to do (and what not to do) when an OSHA inspector arrives at your Rhode Island manufacturing facility. Watch this video to: Understand how OSHA’s inspection...

JARC Rhode Island Manufacturing Training Center – Grand Opening

JARC Rhode Island Manufacturing Training Center – Grand Opening

On May 19, 2023, Polaris MEP and the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) hosted a grand opening event to launch the transformational manufacturing training hub, JARC Rhode Island. More than 150 industry leaders, ecosystem partners and political stakeholders joined...

Made In USA/#MadeInRI Apparel: What is the Future?

Made In USA/#MadeInRI Apparel: What is the Future?

Explore the future of # MadeInRI apparel / American-made fashion with the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) and the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD). This Spring 2023 RITIN webinar takes a look at the making of garments,...

Measuring Customer Satisfaction for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Measuring Customer Satisfaction for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Many Quality standards require some degree of measuring customer satisfaction, including ISO 9001, AS9100D and ISO 13485. ALL manufacturers looking to improve competitiveness and profitability can benefit from collecting and acting on customer feedback. Polaris MEP...

Succeeding in the Labor Market with Competitive Employee Benefits

Succeeding in the Labor Market with Competitive Employee Benefits

Discover what benefits help make your manufacturing business an “employer of choice,” reducing recruiting and retention costs. Benefits can give Manufacturers a competitive edge in recruiting and retention. Many employers aren’t sure what to offer, however, and/or...