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Program Works To Preserve Manufacturing Industry
Posted on October 5, 20111

Like so many manufacturing companies, the recession of 2008 took its toll on Miller Welding and Machine Company.  Faced with an uncertain economic future but also a desire to expand its services, the owners of the Jefferson County-based metal fabricating and machining business took the necessary steps to protect its 30-year legacy, which included entering the Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) program.

That decision would prove to be a wise one.

Designed and managed by the Swissvale-area Steel Valley Authority (SVA), SEWN is one of the most effective and cost-efficient statewide early warning layoff aversion programs in the United States. Since 1993, SEWN has assisted more than 800 manufacturing firms like Miller Welding and Machine and saved over 17,000 good-paying jobs in the commonwealth, according to Tom Croft, Executive Director, SVA.  Read entire article