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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...

New Resources for Lowering Energy Expenses

New Resources for Lowering Energy Expenses

Lowering energy expenses is important for topline, bottom line ... even your pipeline as uncomfortable workers have higher turnover and younger recruits want companies committed to sustainability. Polaris MEP invited the experts from RISE Engineering to share...

WHAT and WHY of Setup Reduction / Quick Changeover / SMED

WHAT and WHY of Setup Reduction / Quick Changeover / SMED

What is SMED (aka Quick Changeover, aka Setup Reduction)? How does reducing the time it takes for setups allow for increased production flexibility, smaller lot sizes, less scrap, shortened lead times and happier customers? What training is available to enjoy these...