From left, Christopher Emigholz, senior staffer; Sen. Steve Oroho; and Sen. Linda Greenstein particpate in a Manufacturing Caucus Hearing at Rowan College at Burlington County on Oct. 25, 2019.
Oct 28, 2019

Manufacturers, legislators explore retaining – and finding – employees

Among other issues discussed at the Manufacturing Caucus Hearing, was a proposed bill that would create the New Jersey Entrepreneurship Program in the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Melanie Casper-Duffey, inside sales, Electro-Steam Generator Corp.
Oct 28, 2019

Experience counts

Melanie Casper-Duffey has worked in technical jobs for all of her adult life. Now 48, she was employed full-time without any problems until about two and a half years ago. She signed up with NJMEP in late June and began taking a technical skills class in mid-July, which she completed in August. By Sept. 20, she had started a technical sales position at Electro-Steam Generator in Rancocas.

Handshake of businessmen greeting each other
Oct 22, 2019

Imperial Dade makes 24th acquisition under Tillis team

The Jersey City-based company said it acquired Philip Rosenau Co. Inc. of Warminster, Pa., extending its reach and offerings in the Northeast.

manufacturing apprentices
Oct 21, 2019

OPINION: Use alternate route

The fact is that there are many viable industries in New Jersey that provide paths to solid careers and the Garden State needs all of them moving forward to be financially healthy. They include finance, retail, tourism, health care and – yes – manufacturing and STEM. By: NJMEP Chief Executive Officer John Kennedy

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters' new New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training Center, in Edison.
Oct 21, 2019

(a lot of) Help wanted

Vocational training programs - like those from the Northeast Carpenters Apprentice Fund, Lincoln Tech in Mahwah and the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey - strive to meet the need for more workers in skilled trades

Oct 16, 2019

Castrol increases ePODS distribution with new supplier partnership

The Wayne-based maker of automotive engine lubricant entered an agreement with Pilot Thomas Logistics to service the company's workshop customers in southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Mark Bunting, chief financial officer, LIXIL Americas.
Oct 15, 2019

LIXIL Americas appoints chief financial officer

Mark Bunting will serve as CFO for the Piscataway-based water and housing products seller operating under the American Standard, GROHE and DXV brands.

Oct 10, 2019

NJMEP awards Manufacturer of the Year honors

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program named winning New Jersey companies Oct. 4 at the organization's Manufacturing Day event in Somerset.

Oct 4, 2019

NJMEP: Using blockchain to increase food safety for manufacturers

The buy-in to blockchain comes at a significant cost, but one that is offset by eventual savings, said Juliana Canale, food industry safety, compliance and regulatory solutions specialist for Hyperledger, a collaborative tool from Walmart and IBM.

Oct 4, 2019

NJMEP Manufacturing Day connects legislators and companies

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program President and CEO John Kennedy welcomed hundreds of people in celebration of the occasion on Friday at The Marigold in Somerset. 

Oct 4, 2019

NJ small manufacturers net $59M in SBA loans in 2019

The Small Business Administration said it approved 72 loans for the industry in the Garden State creating and retaining, combined, more than 1,000 jobs.

Oct 4, 2019

Rymax adds Kenmore Vacuums to rewards portfolio

Kenmore branded vacuums will now be offered through the Pine Brook-based company's various programs, including corporate gifting, sales incentives, employee recognition, loyalty programs and more.