Evolution of Manufacturing 2013 Sponsors

About our sponsors


Cuyahoga Community College

In October 2012, Tri-C opened its beautiful and spacious 50,000-square-foot Advanced Technology Training Center (ATTC), featuring high-bay labs, multipurpose training areas and an energy-efficient and naturally lighted environment for learning. The ATTC links workforce education to the latest technology, and combined with the college’s Unified Technologies Center (UTC), it is the largest technology training complex in Ohio. The ATTC was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. It provides students with education, hands-on training and employment preparation skills for well-paying jobs.

Many of the programs offered take between 10 and 18 weeks to complete, providing employers with a constant feeder system of job-ready candidates for the in-demand high-tech industry. Among the programs offered are advanced metals joining, the Advanced Technology Academy, alternative energy and sustainability, the Cisco Technical Training Institute, construction engineering and construction technology, information technology, power distribution, solar photovoltaic technology and solar thermal technology, as well as wind energy and the Youth Technology Academy. Learn more about Cuyahoga Community College’s Advanced Technology Training Center at www.tri-c.edu or call (800) 954-8742.


Meaden & Moore

Meaden & Moore provides a wide variety of accounting and financial management services for the manufacturing industry. The firm’s Manufacturing Services Group is focused on understanding topical issues that affect manufacturers and helping them develop solutions that reduce costs, adapt and implement innovative management systems, and re-engineer business processes.

Among the services that Meaden & Moore offers for manufacturers are cost accounting design, analysis and interpretation, product line profitability studies, internal financial reporting, critical performance measures, rate of return and capital expenditure analysis, strategic planning, pricing techniques and strategies, budgeting, cash flow analysis, lease versus buy analysis, and financial transactions.

For 90-plus years, the firm has focused its expertise and resources on providing the highest quality assurance, tax and business consulting services to organizations throughout the country. It recognizes that hard work and dedication translate into building trusted business relationships. With almost 200 professionals, we extend integrity and competence to each of our long-standing client partnerships.

For more information, contact Meaden & Moore at (216) 241-3272 or visit www.meadenmoore.com.


Key Bank

Key Bank has worked as the primary financial provider for manufacturing businesses for nearly a century, establishing strong client relationships with advisers who understand the industry, where manufacturers have been and where they are going.

At Key, you’ll work with an adviser who is acutely aware of your market, your competition, your industry’s history and the latest trends. Drawing on a team of product specialists, your adviser will leverage deep expertise and resources, resulting in value-added ideas, insights and solutions in a wide range of fields, including commercial financing, treasury management services, equipment lease financing, foreign exchange, international trade services, interest rate risk management, syndicated finance, investment banking, asset management, private banking and wealth management.

For more information, contact Key Bank at (800) 600-2680 or visit www.Key.com/commercialbanking.



Ohio.net is a full-service Internet technology provider with one of the largest service areas in Ohio and product offerings that range from high-speed access products to security and firewall-related services. With an extensive history in communications, Ohio.net has developed its network with a high level of adaptability and growth for an ever-changing Internet market. The firm has a history that extends longer than 100 years. Owned by Doylestown Communications Inc., Ohio.net is part of a communications consortium including local phone service companies, a cable television company and other Internet providers. Ohio.net has leveraged this background and experience to stay ahead of the technology curve and make development decisions that form steady growth.

For more information, contact Ohio.net at (888) 881-0805 or visit www.ohio.net.


Roetzel & Andress

With more than 220 attorneys and 12 offices located in Ohio, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C., Roetzel & Andress attorneys serve a broad spectrum of clients on a regional, national and international basis. Since 1876, our firm has been guided by the core values of innovation, client service, integrity and excellence in practice. Over the years, the firm has strategically grown in breadth, depth and strength of legal services offered in response to an ever-expanding client base and scope of legal needs.

Our commitment to excellence in client service includes investing the time to listen to our clients and thoroughly understand not just their legal issues but also their organizational structure and business goals. This, in turn, allows us to provide better counsel and offer our clients practical insight in matters that may affect their business. Roetzel’s entrepreneurial philosophy encourages our attorneys to think like our clients — with business minds, ready to embrace new challenges and implement innovative approaches.

For more information, contact Roetzel & Andress at (216) 623-0150 or visit www.ralaw.com.


Duffy + Duffy Cost Segregation Services Inc.

Duffy + Duffy is one of the leading cost segregation firms in the industry – performing studies based on case law and IRS guidance using CPAs, construction engineers and estimators. Cost segregation allows commercial building owners to generate cash flow by accelerating depreciation deductions on their buildings and deferring taxes. An engineering-based cost segregation study is the only method recognized by the IRS to identify Personal Property and Land Improvements contained in a commercial structure, and this is where Duffy + Duffy excels. Commercial buildings of any kind constructed or purchased since 1987 are eligible for cost segregation, as are new buildings. Buildings purchased or constructed since 1987 are eligible for “catch up” adjustments, producing large tax deductions and increased cash flow. For manufacturers, cost segregation can be an effective tool in your financial toolbox. Learn more at www.costsegexperts.com or by calling (440) 892-3339.