“Manufacturing competitors have become colleagues, working together through the Manufacturing Alliance of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Together, they build apprenticeship pathways, work with local high schools and community colleges to create curriculums that match employers’ needs, and, perhaps most important, share contracts with one another.”
The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s event last week brought together manufacturers and practitioners from around the region, and focused on the importance of collaboration in the region’s growth: “‘The trick,’ said Bud Tyler, vice president of the E.F. Precision Group, in Horsham, ‘is to get the owners of small manufacturers to come out of their shops, where they are both busy and comfortable, and communicate about shared challenges.'”
The UMA seeks to support members in replicating and sharing best practices – this kind of collaboration is key to growing the urban manufacturing renaissance!
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