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UT CIS Facilitates Asset-Based Planning Forums in Rural Counties

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) and the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) to help rural…

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UT CIS Certifies State Economic Developers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services graduated its eighth class recently through its Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program.  This cohort brings the total number of Tennessee certified…

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Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Symposium

  As an added benefit to TN Manufacturers, we have co-located the nation’s first ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS SYMPOSIUM on the same location and day.  This event will allow your company to learn about and establish…

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Register for In-Plant HAZWOPER, DOT Training Programs

CIS offers its industry customers a four-day, in-plant, hazardous waste site worker (40-Hour HAZWOPER) training program for workers who clean up or have exposure to dangerous and hazardous materials in industry facilities. These…

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Don't Just Attract Workers, Keep Them

It is one thing to attract great talent. It is another thing to keep it. Tennessee’s automotive manufacturers have experienced tremendous growth and success over the last few years. Along with this growth comes the challenge of…

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CIS to Offer Lean Continuous Improvement Courses

The UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is offering a Lean Continuous Improvement series for businesses looking to streamline their operations without sacrificing productivity.   Lean is a systematic approach to…

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Top Findings During IATF16949:2016 Transition Audits

Top Findings During IATF16949:2016 Transition Audits   Many companies have transitioned from ISO/TS to IATF16949:2016 and most have had multiple non-conformances.  Some companies have been very prepared for the transition while…

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An Inspired Workforce – The Bigger Picture - Part Four

January 30, 2018 - Having uninspired workers in our manufacturing facilities is bad for everyone. As mentioned before, it can be particularly harmful for small manufacturers. We are all becoming more connected, either directly or…

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An Inspired Workforce – A Strategy for Small Manufacturers - Part Three

January 23, 2018 - In rapidly changing workplace environments, a pressing challenge for all manufacturers is to explore ways to get most, if not all, of their people contributing their best efforts. There are unique challenges in…

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A Note from Our Executive Director, Dr. Paul H. Jennings

January 22, 2018 - Happy 2018! UTCIS had a record breaking 2017. We assisted 650 companies, trained 5,000 people and facilitated $1.6 billion in customer reported economic impact (capital investment, increased sales, and reduced…

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