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FROM THE ARCHIVES: A STUDY ON SUCCESSORSHIP IN MANUFACTURING

In 1989, Manufacturing Renaissance (formerly the Midwest Center for Labor Research) published a study still very relevant today. This report presented an assessment of the feasibility of retaining manufacturing jobs in Chicago by matching aging company owners with who need successors with qualified minority and female entrepreneurs as buyers. The study is driven by the fact that minority workers have suffered disproportionately during Chicago’s decade of rapid deindustrialization and that minority owners account for less than one half of one percent of the region’s manufacturing employment sales. This report presents the results of the first phase which determined the scope of the problem a

CLASS OF 2012 MEETS CLASS OF 2020

As we congratulate the 27 Manufacturing Connect (MC) graduating class of 2016 participants and support them in taking their first steps into college or a career-job, we are eager to have some of them join the ranks of the Young Manufacturers Association (YMA). The YMA is a small but growing network of young adults who’s mission it is to introduce young people to the opportunities available in manufacturing and to assist them in getting started and advancing on their career path. Like Torres Hughes pictured above, Class of 2012, has been working as a Machine Operator at Freedman Seating for the last 18 months. On June 10th, Torres helped host 14 eighth graders from Northwest Middle School. H

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