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NJMEP is earning a return on investment of 15.3 to 1

John Kennedy, chief executive officer and president of the nonprofit New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, cited an independent third-party report showing NJMEP is earning a return on investment of 15.3 to 1. Kennedy cited a new study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute that found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program ...

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Assembly Panel approves two bills strengthening access to apprenticeship programs

Assembly Bill, A-4655, creating a tuition fee waiver for apprenticeship programs and A-4656 establishing a task force to develop a statewide plan to diversify apprenticeships cleared their first legislative hurdle Thursday, according to New Jersey Assembly Democrats. The first measure is sponsored by Assembly members John Armato, D-2nd District, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-37th District, and Wayne ...

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Direct action

Trying to attract high school students into manufacturing is a common problem among New Jersey businesses. This Somerset-based contract manufacturer of medical device components is taking matters into its own corporate hands.

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Making green by going green

For more than 50 years, a company with a Parsippany manufacturing facility has been producing a line of environmentally friendly household cleaners and other products under the ECOS brand. “We’ve been focused on creating safer, cleaning products since the company began in 1967 ... We are green because it’s really part of our DNA.”

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