Community Impact2019-12-18T23:10:55+00:00

Changing the Workplace and Communities

In the previous year, Manex completed 91 projects in 76 different Bay Area and Sacramento Region companies. All projects were either workforce focused or had elements of workforce training. Training and advisory work at Manex impacts both the professional and the personal lives of trainees. It brings greater skills, and greater income and opportunities for them and their employers.

We are happy to share the stories of some of our clients’ employees and what our work means to them. 

Heath Ceramics

Manex provided Heath Ceramics with both Lean and Leadership training, lowering costs, smoothing production, and providing communications and leadership tools to the dedicated workforce.

UMEC

Manex provided UMEC ISO 9001 consulting and training in Quality Management and later upgrades to ISO 9001: 2015. Manex also provided essential training on the 5 S’s: Sort, Straighten, Sweep, Standardize, and Sustain to increase productivity, improve safety, reduce waste, and improve team morale.

Architectural Glass and Aluminum

Manex povided Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement consulting and training to AGA as well as a modular Team Leadership program.

Rolling 4 Quarters of Independently Measured Impacts

To help small and mid-sized manufacturers become globally competitive, Fors Marsh Group (FMG) partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to measure the impact of manufacturing growth on regional economies in the United States.

FMG designed a comprehensive research program that included developing an impact survey to measure the growth of manufacturing companies in NIST’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. The results of the survey conducted by FMG helped determine that specific metrics reported by client manufacturers need to be more competitive in the global marketplace. Below are four quarters of those Manex metrics as independently gathered and measured by FMG. These impact the individual employee as well as owners and leaders in Northern California manufacturers.

$25.4M

New
Sales

$17.4M

Retained
Sales

1,835

Jobs Created &
Retained

$46.5M

New
Investment

$11.8M

Cost
Savings

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers in California account for 10.93% of the total output in the state, employing 7.72% of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $300.35 billion in 2017. In addition, there was an average of 1,325.71 thousand manufacturing employees in California in 2018, with an average annual compensation of $105,240.80 in 2017.  The full report is available here.

Manex Supports California Manufacturing

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence dba Manex, has been a part of the National Institute of Science and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership for 25 years.  The last three years it has been a part of this program through its relationship with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC).

In the previous year, Manex completed 91 projects in 76 different Bay Area and Sacramento Region companies. All projects were either workforce focused or had elements of workforce training. Training and advisory work at Manex impacts both the professional and the personal lives of trainees. It brings greater skills, and greater income and opportunities for them and their employers.

Increased engagement, better communication, increased quality, lower costs, all have both ripple and network effects.

Take Advantage of Shared Office and Lab Space for Manufacturers

A new partnership between Manex and Make.Work.Space. provides emerging industrial and product designers, small-batch manufacturers, and modern inventors with access to a shared micro-factory facility, including wrap-around services that make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to get great ideas into the world.

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Grant funding for Make.Work.Space membership is available to qualified California makers or very small early stage manufacturers. Fill out this form to receive an application.

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Impact of Manufacturing in the U.S. Economy

Manufacturing is an essential component of gross domestic product, which was $2.33 trillion in 2018, and drove 11.6% of U.S. economic output, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Manufactured goods comprise half of U.S. exports.

Every dollar spent in manufacturing adds $1.89 in business growth in other supporting sectors, including retailing, transportation, and business services.

Manufacturing adds value to the power of the U.S. economy.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States has:

12.85M

manufacturing jobs,
which employs

8.5%

of the workforce,
and pays

12%

more than other jobs
(The Balance.com)

MEP National Network™ Delivers Value for Manufacturers

122,000+

Jobs Created
or Retained

$16.0B

in New and Retained Sales

$4.0B

in Total Investment in U.S. Manufacturing

$1.7B

in Savings

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