Postponed due to weather: March 7 Partnership Meeting

Manufacturing Alliance of Chester & Delaware Counties – March Partnership Meeting

Where: Chester County Economic Development Council – Conference Center
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341

When: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Pre-Registration for this event is required – to register today, click here.

Manufacturers $15
Non-Manufacturers $20

This meeting will feature two special guest speakers:

Cassandra Toroian – Bell Rock Capital will provide insights for manufacturers regarding her specialization in 401(K) Advisory Services for Employers. Cassandra founded Bell Rock Capital in 2006, and has grown the firm to 12 professionals and $350 million in Assets Under Management and is a frequently used resource by national media, including CNBC, Fox Business and Fox News.

Rob Marchalonis (author of IncentShare) will provide insights, research, stories, and solutions to help you decide if incentives are right for your business or nonprofit enterprise. Rob challenges misconceptions about compensation while proving his point with workplace engagement statistics, employment data, and real-world examples that demonstrate the power of incentives.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting –

Ralf Weiser, MACC/DC Chair Tom Walser, MACC/DC Vice-Chair
Aerzen USA CNC Manufacturing, Inc.

Patrick Meese, MACC/DC Co- Project Manager Craig Fitz, MACCDC Co-Project Manager

DCCC’s Spring Schedule of Manufacturing Classes

Delaware County Community College has posted its Spring 2018 schedule of manufacturing classes. These are eligible for MACC/DC reduced tuition benefits.

DCCC Spring 2018 Schedule

Please contact Karen Kozachyn with any questions:

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202

From AON: How To Respond To Rising Global Medical Costs


Aon’s 2018 Global Medical Trend Rates survey reveals that the cost of health care is rising faster than inflation. In 2017, the global average increase in medical costs was 8.2 percent, against a worldwide inflation rate of 2.8 percent.

To keep workforces happy, healthy and productive, companies should accelerate their efforts in helping employees understand risk factors and begin taking steps to improve their health.


Join us for a  day at the TCHS Pickering Campus to get high school students, their parents and adults excited about careers in advanced manufacturing. Our direct engagement can demonstrate the connection between our field and STEM education to get the future STEM workforce pumped about advanced manufacturing!

See attached flyer for details:

TCHS0617002 AMP Partner Flyer- no contact person

From AON: The Resurgent Euro: What It Means For The World Economy

From AON: Implications of a Resurgent EURO, please click on the link below:

From AON: The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element

From AON:

The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element


Please click on the following link:

Philadelphia Fed’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey

Please click on the link below for the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey.


MACC/DC Partner’s Meeting Focuses on Cyber Security

On September 13, 2017 the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester County and Delaware County held an Industrial Partners’ meeting on the topic of Cyber Security.  Charles Sgrillo of Kreischer Miller, a “Certified Ethical Hacker”, presented an interesting and chilling assessment of today’s cyber risks and what all organizations should do to mitigate them.

See this link for his presentation:  InfoSec 101.

In addition to the presentation, the discussion and post-meeting conversation generated valuable information for those in attendance.

We understand the busy schedule we all keep these days; consequently, we strive to provide useful, practical information and peer dialog at each meeting.   Members indicated that the meeting was very worthwhile.

Save the date for our next Partners’ meeting, November 16, in conjunction with Tech360, being held at Penn State Great Valley. We hope to see you there!

Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies Sign Up for Manufacturing Day Events – 10/6/2017


Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017.

While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 6, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date in October that works best for them. No matter the date, events should be registered on the site and can be marked as public or invitation-only events.

Registered event hosts have access to free event planning and execution resources and toolkits to make planning a Manufacturing Day event easy!

So far, MACC/DC members Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies have signed up to host an event!

Should you be interested, please follow this link:

Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties

Summary Job Posting

Effective Date: 8/31/2017

Company Name and location:

Esschem, Inc.

4000 Columbia Avenue

Linwood, PA 19061

Position Title

Chemical Operator

Summary Job Description:

The purpose of the Chemical Operator position is the manufacture of polymers.

Essential Duties:

·         operating equipment in the Reactor Room, Pilot Plant, Drying/Sifting Room, and Bone Cement Room including:





·         keeping the reactor room supplied with dry raw materials

·         weighing up of raw materials as needed

·         assisting mechanic in changing monomer drums

·         changing the totes when empty

·         acting as an attendant during confined space entry

·         assisting the mechanic with sifter changes

·         general housekeeping of work areas

·         proper disposal of waste

·         proper disposal of empty drums

·         compliance with the current collective bargaining agreement

·         completing paperwork associated with responsibilities

·         spot checking the raw material supplies daily

·         assisting other Chemical Operators, answering questions, helping to solve problems

·         communicating the daily production schedule to others

·         coordinating products in drying/sifting room

·         making adjustments on process controllers and other supporting equipment for individual products

·         helping with training of potential new Operators in the reactor, drying/sifting and bone cement areas

·         spot checking the reactors and advising the supervisor on which reactors need to be submitted for chip and clean

·         performing the reactor inspections for a batch kick off per supervisor’s request

Education/ Skills:

High school diploma or equivalent

·         Completion of the pre-employment physical and physical capacities

·         Must be able to climb stairs and ladders

·         English language proficiency

·         Completion of training and qualification procedure


For consideration, please apply to:

Esschem is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes inquiries from all qualified candidates.