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We know that Tennessee manufacturers provide good jobs and helpful products. They contribute to the strength of our communities and are a tremendous source of innovation.
In 2018, approximately 11.45% of the Tennessee's workforce was employed by the manufacturing industry. With such a strong manufacturing community in our state, UT CIS wants to celebrate that community and the individuals who help make it what it is.
In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the UT CIS Health, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness team is available to provide no cost, virtual consultations with manufacturers to discuss strategies and plans for creating and implementing your customized COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.
The UT CIS Health, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness Consulting team is staffed with safety and health professionals with training in emergency preparedness and backgrounds in plant safety and health.
The UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) will receive federal CARES Act funding to expand services to manufacturers. In the coming weeks, UT CIS will directly contact over 1,500 manufacturers across the state to gather information on the impact of COVID-19 on operations, workforce, sales and needs.
What: Meeting the Need for Critical Medical Supplies Webinar
When: April 7 at 2:30 PM EST
Where: Online (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Small- to Mid-Sized Manufacturers
Everyone has the power to help in some way during the COVID-19 outbreak, and manufacturers across the country are doing just that. UT CIS is asking if you would consider joining these companies in producing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) items that are now in short supply. Please consider reviewing your production capabilities for producing items that the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence has identified as critical in the fight against COVID-19:
SUPPLIES: Hand Sanitizer
by Bill Hicks, Solutions Consultant
As I travel the sixteen counties of my East Tennessee Region, I constantly hear about the struggle to find good employees. With record low unemployment and a strong economy, many companies I visit would like to grow but are constrained by the available workforce. As I leave these meetings I continually found myself thinking “What is a good employee?” and “How can we make good employees?”
The Made in Tennessee Fund is a UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) initiative to advance and celebrate our state’s manufacturers. Your investment in the Made in Tennessee Fund supports:
Launched annually on the first Friday in October, and with events continuing throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Across the country, manufacturers small and large will be hosting students of all ages in their facilities, showcasing a vibrant and growing industry that is vital to our economy.
Nashville Made is a social enterprise focused on building Nashville’s economic base by connecting a community of manufacturers, makers, associations, educational institutions, service suppliers, workers, and students. This enterprise is building a diverse and sustainable local maker economy, where companies who design and manufacture one or more products prosper. Nashville Made brings together some of the best and brightest leaders in Davidson County’s maker and manufacturing community, in addition to delivering access to top workforce talent.