Washington County Manufacturer's Association

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October Meeting

The October meeting of the WCMA will be held on Thursday October 6, 2016. We will start the evening with a tour of First Energy Corporation’s Central Machine Shop and Mobile Maintenance Headquarters located at 50 Curry Avenue, Canonsburg, PA. This is located in the PA Transformer complex. We will begin the tour at 5:00 PM. Dinner will follow at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.

FirstEnergy invested approximately $1 .3 million to upgrade a recently vacated 110,000-square-foot facility to include machine, repair and electric shops and related equipment, sandblasting and painting facilities, a tool room, fabrication area and office areas. A staff of 15 mechanics, electricians and other tradesmen comprise the Central Machine Shop, which will provide equipment refurbishment and repair services for FirstEnergy’s generating plants. An additional 30 employees will work out of the facility as part of the Mobile Maintenance Team, supporting maintenance outages and other work at the company’s plants. “The Central Machine Shop and Mobile Maintenance team are important to our comprehensive maintenance strategy, which ensures we operate a safe, reliable generation fleet that meets customers’ electricity needs. Locating these facilities under one roof improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our operations – ultimately benefiting our customers,” said James H. Lash, president of FirstEnergy Generation. “We are also pleased to contribute to the economic prosperity of Canonsburg and the Washington County area by helping bring jobs, taxes and new business to the area.”

The cost for the dinner is $25.00 per person and may be paid in advance with a check to the Association, Box BE, Washington, PA 15301 , or you may pay at the desk the evening of the meeting. Please note, because we guarantee the number of meals, if you make reservations, but cannot attend, your company will be charged for the dinner if you do not cancel in advance. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Please make reservations for this month’s meeting by calling Ron Davis at (724) 746-4300. Please spell your name and company and the name and company of any guests if leaving a voice message.

You can also register online.

The meeting particulars are as follows:
MEETING DATE: Thursday, October 6, 2016
WHERE: First Energy Central Repair Shop, 50 Curry Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317 (PA Transformer Bldg)
WHEN: 5:00 – Tour will begin at First Energy
Approximately 6:15 Social Hour at Hilton Garden Inn
7:00 – Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA

Training Grants Available!

Southwest Corner Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership

Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board

A Regional Employer Partnership for the Advanced Manufacturing Sector

Underwritten by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Dear Industry Partners,

I am pleased to inform you that the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board has funds available to help support the cost of your company’s incumbent worker training needs.

Your company can receive up to a 65% cost reimbursement for training your existing workforce.

The Southwest Corner Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (IP) will begin this year’s activities by scheduling a series of group meetings with local manufacturing companies. The purpose of the meetings is to assess the training needs of our current IP members and invite other local manufacturing companies to join the IP. Based on outcomes of our meeting the IP will prepare a training plan to submit for state approval. Only training pre-approved by the state will be eligible for reimbursement.

Please plan to attend one of the following IP meetings to discuss your company’s training needs and eligibility requirements of the grant:

  • Tuesday, September 20th at 8:30 AM – Greene County , Hampton Inn and Suites, 227 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370
  • Wednesday, September 21st at 8:30 AM – Mon Valley, PA Career Link Office, 570 Galiffa Drive, Donora, PA 15033
  • Friday, September 30th at 8:30 AM – Beaver County, PA CareerLink Office, Beaver Valley Mall, Route 18, Beaver, PA 15061
  • Tuesday, October 11th at 8:30 AM – Washington County PA Careerlink Office, 90 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board is the lead applicant of the grant award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry The grant was requested on behalf of the region’s manufacturing industry.

Your company’s participation sends a strong message to the PA Department of Labor & Industry that these programs are important to employers.  We will ensure that your time will be utilized wisely!

Please email your meeting RSVP to Ami Gatts at: agatts@washingtongreene.org or

John Tkach at: jtkach@kdpworks.org or by calling 412-849-5204.

Thanks,

Ami Gatts

SWC AM IP

Director

Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board

724-229-5083

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Meeting Agenda

 

Congratulations to our 2016 WCMA Golf Outing Winners

 

This year’s winning team:
Shawn Davis
Owen Miller
Larry Kirkpatrick
Rick Funoits

2nd place:
Jake Cuthbert
Matt Rayman
Scott Swinchock
Tim Sedsi

3rd Place:
Noah Brady
Jerry Schmidt
Scott Kaseman
Pete Yalch

4th Place:
Todd Ray
John Kunzler
Jeff Pennetti
Corey Roll

These guys had skills!

Closest to the pin #3: Chip Good
Closest to the pin #5 Andrew Lorenzi
Longest Putt: Terry Sethman
Closest to the pin #12: Owen Miller
Closest to the pin #14: Larry Kirkpatrick
Longest drive #18: Tyler Haught

 

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This year’s golf outing is full

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The 2016 WCMA Golf Outing is officially full! Please register here if you would like a spot on the waiting list. We will let you know if there are any cancellations!

Click here to register on the waiting list

Outing Details:

Date: Thursday September 1, 2016
Location: Southpointe Golf Club
Cost: $135 per golfer

Cost includes:

  • Greens fees & cart
  • Use of Driving Range
  • Skill Prizes
  • Door Prizes
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Dinner

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:30am Lunch Buffet
  • 12:30pm shotgun start
  • 6:00pm Cash bar
  • 6:30pm Dinner & awards persentation

This year’s Sponsors

IKEA Pittsburgh Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors:

Baltec Corporation

Joe Safety

Range Resources

Weavertown Environmental Group

WD-40

CliftonLarsonAllen

Community Bank, N.A.

Clearview Federal Credit Union

Accutrex Products, Inc.

IGS Industries

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