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Manufacturing

NJ Labor Department Names Universities to Oversee Seven Talent Development Centers; Part of State’s ‘65 by 25: Many Paths, One Future’ Initiative

Trenton, NJ, November 6, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) on October 30 named seven state colleges and universities as the recipients of $8.4 million in state grants to oversee the state’s Talent Development Centers (TDC).

The grants will help create innovative career pathways and apprenticeships in the Garden State’s seven key industries.

The seven industries and New Jersey higher-education institutions:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – Camden County College
  • Construction & Utilities – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Financial Services – Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Health Care – Rutgers University
  • Life Sciences – Rutgers University
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism – Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution – Rowan College at Burlington County

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Tomorrow! ‘Made in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Day Set for October 6; Award Finalists Announced

Cedar Knolls, NJ, October 5, 2017 — Three individuals and 21 companies were named finalists for the 2017 Manufacturing Awards.

The awards, given by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, will be announced at the sixth annual “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day, Oct. 6, at the Bridgewater Marriott.

Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, Medium, Large and Young/Startup categories), Innovator of the Year and the Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence. Continue reading

NJ Legislature’s New Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus Explores How to Retool, Grow State’s $40B Manufacturing Industry

Trenton, NJ, September 20, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reported on NJ Spotlight that a group of state lawmakers in the midst of evaluating New Jersey policies related to the manufacturing industry got a crash course on September 19 on how technology — from robotics and automation to biotech and chemical engineering — is reshaping a sector that used to dominate the state’s economy.

The members of the Legislature’s new “manufacturing caucus” met for several hours in Paterson — a birthplace of U.S. manufacturing centuries ago — taking testimony from industry leaders on a range of topics that included how the state currently regulates and taxes the more than 10,000 manufacturers who still call New Jersey home. Continue reading

Senators Menendez and Booker Announce Over $1.4 Million for NJMEP in Federal Funding to Assist NJ Manufacturers

Newark, NJ, September 3, 2017 — U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on August 23 announced a $1,407,216 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) grant awarded to the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) based in Cedar Knolls, NJ.

The grant enables the NJMEP to provide technical assistance and other services to New Jersey small to mid-sized manufacturers at lower fees than other business consulting firms, helping them develop new customers, improve global competitiveness, and create jobs.

“Manufactures are an integral part of the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Senator Menendez.  “This federal investment will go a long way in helping many of New Jersey’s small and medium sized manufacturers realize more of their potential through the NJMEP’s innovative programs and initiatives.” Continue reading

NJIT Hosts Advanced Manufacturing Industry Summit; Focus on Education, Training to Develop Workforce

Newark, NJ, September 2, 2017 — Addressing a packed room of nearly 300, Raymond Vaccari, director, New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network, welcomed manufacturers, educators, industry associations, Department of Labor representatives and New Jersey state legislators to this year’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Summit, hosted by NJIT and held on-campus August 23.

Vaccari told the audience, “If we are going to help New Jersey manufacturers meet their workforce needs, we need to expand education and training programs to develop workers with the proper skill sets.”

Those words echoed throughout the full day’s industry summit, as well as the Apprenticeship Accelerator Program, where workforce training and starting apprenticeships was the clarion call. Here are the day’s highlights. Continue reading

FDA Signs Agreement with European Medicines Agency on Mutual Recognition of Manufacturing Site Inspection

London, August 28, 2017 — The European Commission (EC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on August 23 announced they have signed a new confidentiality commitment that allows the U.S. regulator to share non-public and commercially confidential information, including trade secret information relating to medicine inspections with EU regulators.

This confidentiality commitment is a milestone in the ongoing implementation of the mutual recognition of inspections of medicine manufacturers and it aims to strengthen the EU-US relationship. Continue reading

Partnership Between Drug and Glass Companies Means More Jobs for New Jersey

Vineland, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Bill Gallo, Jr. reported on NJBIZ that a collaborative effort among giants in the pharmaceutical and glass industry will mean new jobs in South Jersey, officials say.

Drug manufacturers Merck and Pfizer have joined with Corning Glass in creating a new, stronger glass packaging for injectable drugs, Valor Glass.

Corporate officials say Corning is making an initial investment of $500 million and creating 1,000 new U.S. jobs as the first part of a planned investment of $4 billion and 4,000 new high-tech jobs. Continue reading

NJ Spotlight: New Jersey Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus; Focus on Productivity, Growth

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reports on NJ Spotlight that, although not as dominant an industry as it was several decades ago, manufacturing is still a major part of the New Jersey economy, and a sector where a majority of employers have indicated they’re still looking to hire.

To help foster what could be a manufacturing renaissance in New Jersey — a state with a rich industrial history that dates to colonial days — state lawmakers are launching a new “manufacturing caucus” that will focus specifically on figuring out ways to craft policies that lead to increased productivity and growth for manufacturing. Continue reading

Boston Consulting Group Report Shows Private-Public Research Consortia Fundamental to U.S. Competitiveness

Westerville, OH, May 1, 2017 ― The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) reports that, while the United States remains the global leader in overall research and development (R&D) spending, China has surpassed the U.S. in later-stage technological investments, according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

At its current rate of growth, the authors find that China’s investment in later-stage R&D could double that of the U.S. by 2018.

Their analysis suggests that there is significant potential for the U.S to get more out of its R&D by strengthening the relationships between industry and research institutions. Continue reading

Event: NJIT and NJ Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network to Host March 9 Event with Focus on Workforce Needs of New Jersey Manufacturers

Newark, NJ, March 4, 2017 — North Jersey manufacturers are encouraged to attend the upcoming third Region Targeted Industry Partnership (TIP) meeting from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at Sandvick Coromant Company in Fair Lawn, NJ.

Hosted by NJ Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (M-NJ) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), with funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, this meeting will help to identify and find solutions to the manufacturing industry’s most pressing workforce needs. Continue reading