Ed Farnish installs a control arm on a customer vehicle at Malouf Chevrolet Cadillac in North Brunswick. Farnish is receiving training through NJ CAR’s Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program.
Jul 29, 2019

Keep the wheels turning

New Jersey needs more people who can fix cars, and Jim Appleton, president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers is helping to train thousands of individuals to do the work. His organization received a $907,000 grant to the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development to support its Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program.

Multi ethnic group of women with various occupations
Jul 15, 2019

Breaking the mold

Some government procurement programs favor women-owned business, and a number of programs “in New Jersey in general, and Newark in particular, encourage women entrepreneurs in general,” said Zago Manufacturing Chief Executive Officer Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich. “But not so many in manufacturing. There could be more.”

Jun 27, 2019

NJIT, Penn College awarded nearly $8M to develop apprenticeship programs

The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's awarding of $183.8 million in grants to 23 academic institutions and consortia nationwide.

Jun 26, 2019

SuuchiX streamlines fashion industry white-label, wholesale purchasing

Through an online B2B catalog, established and emerging brands can choose from women’s, men’s and children’s wear; shoes and accessories; and home textiles to label with their own brand and offer to customers, in weeks, and for some styles, in just days.

Jun 24, 2019

WWP hires 2 executives to support expansion of West Coast operations

The appointments come on the heels of the Florham Park-based company’s acquisition of two Los Angeles-based businesses – including Cosmetic Design Group.

Welder/fitter Kevin Minella, left, working with Carl Hosterman, group leader, at Komline Sanderson in the NJMEP Apprentice Program.
Jun 17, 2019

Making waves

Gov. Phil Murphy announced grant awards on Feb. 11 totaling $2.8 million to seven New Jersey businesses, colleges and other organizations for training programs that will employ 480 new apprentices within the next 12 months. The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program received $596,000 for its efforts through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Growing Apprenticeship[...]

Jun 11, 2019

Turtle & Hughes ‘rising star’ promoted to operations manager

Nicholas Marcello will serve as operations manager for the Linden-based company at its 45,760-square-foot Regional Distribution Center in Piscataway.

Jun 4, 2019

Imperial Dade announces acquisition of NY janitorial distributor

The deal marks the company's 22nd acquisition under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Robert Tillis and President Jason Tillis.

Mitch Cahn, founder and president of Unionwear, says it took 12 years to implement lean manufacturing at his company.
May 31, 2019

Newark-based Unionwear wins textile industry’s first Reshoring Award

The manufacturer took home the honor from the Reshoring Initiative and the domestic textile manufacturing association SEAMS at the inaugural Manufacturing Reshoring Awards.

May 28, 2019

Jersey City residents eligible for debt-free apprenticeship program

High school graduates taking part will have the opportunity to earn a salary with full benefits while learning a trade in advanced manufacturing.

May 28, 2019

On the job learning

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program is hosting training classes consisting of four sets of courses that meet requirements of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council in safety awareness, quality practices in management, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness.

Exterior of TerraCycle’s office.
May 20, 2019

Herbal Essences launches national recycling program through TerraCycle

Hair care users nationwide can mail empty bottles to Trenton-based recycler TerraCycle for free.