What we want to create is a System for creating jobs in the Hickory Metro area. 1)Catalog of CVCC Resources – Find out who is willing and able to help with specific problems and projects. Lots of talent at CVCC not being utilized except for academic classes. What if you can turn them to also help with industry problems. Example of Kim Browning and lead testing for textiles – Saved the sock industry alone a conservative estimate of 29.5 million in unnecessary testing costs that would have been required this Feb 10 th . Also helping new business startups in horticulture/engineering. We know how to help model and build the green house structure but will that structure grow what is needed. That involves getting Darrell Kiser involved. The list can go on and on and Ron Valentini is working with MSC to get these resources cataloged. 2) Catalog of Hickory Metro Manufacturing Capabilities- The next piece of the puzzle is to know in fine detail what the capabilities of all the manufacturers in the area are so we can refer problems and opportunities to companies in the area. If the problems can be solved or product made by someone in the area then everyone wins. This is a key part of the system. The EDC and Chamber are both willing to make this happen along with our help. 3) MSC for Rapid Prototyping, market development, government procurement, web development, export help, testing capabilities, resource for help from other agencies, etc. Liaison to the Centennial Campus at NCSU. Wet lab space available to incubate new companies in the biotech field. 4) ASU Engineering Center – Can rapid prototype with metalworking and some 3D modeling we do not have. They are set up for curriculum classes but have been great about letting us use their toys for solving problems. 5) As a backup on the metalworking side we are exploring a working relationship with Haywood CC Advanced Tech Center. Since they are in the community college system it is easier for them to respond to some problems quickly. 6) BTEC and Triad Biotech spinoffs – we will work closely with their spin off companies to help them find the Hickory Metro area to do their manufacturing. If we have the wet lab space and the MSC reputation then it will be easier for the EDC to recruit those companies. 7) Solving Manufacturing Problems - If we create this system, no matter who is called with a manufacturing problem, we can find a solution here in the Hickory Metro Area. If we get this reputation as a problem solving community – Where do you think they will locate their next plant? 8) The entire system leads to more jobs and a better economy. 4) Catalog
Building A System for Jobs in the Hickory Metro Area and Beyond An Opportunity to Fundamentally Change The Current Economic Climate
NIST SURVEY RESULTS for The Manufacturing Solutions Center – A 3 rd party survey of MSC Customers September 2008, August 2009
QUANTITATIVE IMPACTS (ALL COMPANIES COMBINED)
Increased Sales Total $2,868,000
Retention of Sales Total $1,633,000
Cost Savings Total $274,000
Retention of Jobs Total 75
Creation of Additional Jobs Total 53
INVESTMENT OR SAVINGS TOTALS
Plant or Equipment Investment Total $162,000
Information Systems Investment Total $84,000
Workforce Practices Investment Total $42,000
Other Areas of Business Investment Total $15,000
Save on Investments Total $44,000
SUM OF ALL CREATED OR RETAINED JOBS - 128
SUM OF ALL DOLLARS REPORTED $5,122,000
Increased Sales $29,451,639 Retained Sales $54,145,000 Cost Savings $3,232,000 Investment in Plant/Equipment $12,960,000 Investment in Information Systems $1,892,863 Investment in Workforce Practice $562,962 Investment in Other Areas $602,001 Saved on Investments $2,367,530 Total Economic Impact $105,213,995 Employees Retained 785 Employees Added 249 Total Jobs 1034
This is a return of 130/1 on the state and federal dollars invested in MSC. Estimated Economic Impacts for July-December 2009 R&D Projects $5,000 Rapid 3D Modeling $4,815,000 Avoidance of Testing Costs $29,404,063 Marketing and Sales Help $15,000 In Plant Quality Assurance $1,750,000 Military Procurement Assistance $1,500,000 Engineering Services $50,000 Set-Up Reduction $100,000 Product Development $64,050,000 Total Impact $101,689,063
www.manufacturingsolutionscenter.org Industries We Serve – It’s Not Just Hosiery Anymore Medical Devices Motorcycles Real Estate Foam Textiles – Upholstery, etc Food Green Mfg Logistics Plastics Retail Energy Bio-Tech Boats Furniture Shoe and Shoelace Water Purification
Manufacturing Solutions Center Testing The Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) Testing Center personnel are experienced in a multitude of different areas and are focused on you, the customer. We currently perform product testing for over 240 different manufacturers, retailers and brands. We Are A Little Different Than Most Testing Labs We Invite Customer Interaction. Strict Confidentiality Fast Accurate Results ISO 17025 Lab Certification . We focus on finding and solving the problem . We are also a member of ASTM and participate on their various committees at ASTM also. www.astm.org . . Corporate Member www.manufacturingsolutionscenter.org
Bolem Corp – Apex, NC – Development of compression testing equipment
Protect Plus – Hickory, NC Expanded Prototyping capabilities needed
Studio Q and HBF Inc – Hickory, NC -BIFMA testing for government contracting
Outlast Technologies –Boulder , Colorado – testing for phase change materials they produce for manufacturers in NC. (differential scanning calorimeter test), they supply fibers for Richmond Yarns in Ellerbe, NC.
Mayo Knitting – Tarboro, NC – Expanded textile testing for military contracts
Kent Wool – Pickens, SC – only supplier of wool for NC manufacturers producing military contracts needs thermal testing and increased prototyping .
Magnevolt – Clayton, NC and Innovasource in Huntersville, NC – Needs increased 3D printing capabilities for their liquid battery and eco friendly cleaner chemical companies.
Noble Biomaterials – Scranton, Pa – needs increased antimicrobial testing capabilities. Several NC firms use Noble products for their military contracts.
This is a sampling of the requests we are getting from companies looking to expand !!!
MSC Wet Lab Space/R&D /Testing ASU Engineering Center Catalog CVCC Resources Catalog Hickory Metro Manufacturing Capabilities BTEC Triad Mfg Problems System For Creating Jobs Jobs Mfg needs And Start-ups Coming From Triangle And Piedmont Areas Mfg problems coming from anywhere gets solved Haywood CC Advanced Technology Center NCIES/BTEC NCSU Centennial Campus