Manufacturing Career Pathways


This brochure has been developed by the Manufacturer’s Alliance Training Committee and may be used to demonstrate that manufacturing provides viable jobs, with family sustaining incomes for employees of many different backgrounds.

For more information, please contact Sue Watras, Chair of the Training Committee at

May 9 at La Cabra Brewing: Spring Partnership Meeting & Networking Event

The Manufacturing Alliance of Chester & Delaware Counties – Spring Partnership Meeting & Networking Event on May 9 at La Cabra Brewing

We had a very successful Spring Partnership meeting, which included a presentation by Sassan Hejazi (Director, Technology Solutions) from Kreischer Miller. Sassan provided a summary of the Kreischer Miller Manufacturing Survey which contained valuable information for manufacturers located all across our Region. This is the 4th year that Kreischer Miller has done the survey;  they have developed some good trend information that was discussed at the presentation that is specific to only our region. The Networking event featured latin-inspired gastropub appetizers and craft beers brewed on site.

Please help us to grow the Alliance by coming to the next event in September, and  inviting a fellow manufacturer to attend!

Service providers are welcome, however, we respectfully ask that you invite a manufacturer to register and attend the event with you.


Ralf Weiser, Aerzen USA. MACC/DC Board Chair

Patrick Meese, CCEDC. MACC

Craig Fitz, Delaware County Community College. MADC

Mark Cohen, Malvern Bank. MACCDC Marketing Committee Chair

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!