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$30 million to form investment hub in Youngstown



Published: Thu, August 16, 2012 @ 9:51 a.m.

SEE ALSO: White House officials to visit M-7, announce grant for Valley’s efforts

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White House officials this morning announced a $30 million investment to form a manufacturing hub in Ohio aimed at boosting technology in a three-state region. Its main hub in Youngstown is scheduled to launch by September.

$30 million to form investment hub in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN

White House officials are announcing a $30 million investment to form a manufacturing hub in Ohio aimed at boosting technology in a three-state region, the Associated Press reported this morning.

President Barack Obama’s administration will announce details Today of a partnership between dozens of companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Its main hub in Youngstown, Ohio, is scheduled to launch by September.

The consortium will develop additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which will affect a range of industries including defense, aerospace and automotive. The partnering entities will add another $40 million to the pilot program, which beat out proposals from other regions in the country.

The Obama administration says the consortium is part of a plan announced in March to launch future manufacturing hubs around the country.


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1VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years ago

Mayor Sammorone is a good man, a straight shooter. I like him.

One does wonder why this consortium investment was announced for September, just a couple of months prior to an election. Where were these politicians during the last 4 years?

And please stop beating your chest about Obama saving GM. Did he really save it? How many people lost their jobs? How many people lost their investments, pensions, and benefits with Obama's blessings? And, how much did this "help" really cost the rest of the taxpaying public? Obama's bailout allowed GM to go bankrupt and reorganize, just as they were about to do anyway.

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2DwightK(1250 comments)posted 2 years ago

3D printing is extremely interesting. I would like more detail about what this business hub will do, who the partners are etc... This sound slike a whole new level of manufacturing.

Better get your kids to school so they can keep up.

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3ysuwin(57 comments)posted 2 years ago

Idiots in the area will probably claim victory for Obama. And idiots in this area will still probably vote for Obama. Glad I moved out.

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4IslandMike(752 comments)posted 2 years ago

ysu,

We're glad you moved out too. I guess you think that this is bad for the area. Go ahead, EXPLAIN!

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5reweichman(2 comments)posted 2 years ago

What Youngstown needs is a $1 billion dollars for a hub, $30 million is compaign talk that sounds good but means little.

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6Boar7734(66 comments)posted 2 years ago

DwightK - look into DDD and SSYS; especially their home page. These are the leaders in this new and innovated industry. I have been following for over a year, and invested accordingly; since reading the 2/10/2011 edition of The Economist (available on line by Googling). This is not a blimp or indoor racing idea. They already make parts for aerospace, health care, auto, rapid prototype models etc. I would welcome the Vindy to do a full research on 3D printing to inform all.

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7DwightK(1250 comments)posted 2 years ago

Thanks for that Boar. Sounds like this will be good for the area.

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8walter_sobchak(1889 comments)posted 2 years ago

This is facinating stuff. This is a great idea since it links top minds from Cleveland, Pitts., Akron, Youngstown, Kent, etc. and provides a clearinghouse woth manufacturers to develop advanced techniques. This will finally provide opportunities for our best and brightest so that they won't have to leave this area. Obviously, since this is an election year and Obama needs the support of the region, it paid off for us. Somebody was going to get these Obamabucks, so why not us?

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9jwhitehawke(91 comments)posted 2 years ago

Walter.... You are 'dead on'. Of course, Tim Ryan (who had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with this) will come out of the shadows to take credit for this. Thank GOD a caring 'We the People' person will beat his ass in November. She is already TIED in the poles against him.

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10carago11(44 comments)posted 2 years ago

They remodeled Eastwood Mall for $30 Million. You see what gets you! Anything to brainwash the idiots of the Mahoning Valley to get those Democratic votes.

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11walter_sobchak(1889 comments)posted 2 years ago

This is more than just the construction of some shell of a building. Since you have no idea how research goes, this is important for researchers and scientists in academia and industry to collaborate for advanced techniques. You need FUNDING from multiple sources to continue research. Basic discovery is limited but advanced procedures and techniques are more easily developed.

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12Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

ysu
So glad you moved out. Don't need your kind here. And why do you check up on the Y-town area if you don't care. bahaha

cargo

Move out, like ysu did.....bahaha

Excellent NEWS!

"I'm pleased that we are taking steps to strengthen American manufacturing by launching a new manufacturing institute in Ohio," said Obama in a statement. "This institute will help make sure that the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow take root not in places like China or India, but right here in the United States of America."
The town of Youngstown, Ohio, won the $30 million in federal funding through a competitive selection process. Its pilot institute for 3D printing will also receive an additional $40 million from the winning consortium of manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations based in the "Tech Belt" across Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia..

http://news.yahoo.com/3d-printing-cen...

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13Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding region knows what happens when manufacturing production declines. But in this area once known as the ‘rust belt’, investments like this new pilot institute demonstrate the potential within a region to bring together the capabilities of America’s companies and universities, in partnership with the federal government, to invest in the cutting-edge technologies and skills our manufacturers need to compete. With this initiative, Youngstown is poised to become the epicenter of burgeoning new industries from its leadership in additive manufacturing or 3-D printing.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-o...

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14TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years ago

This is obviously good news for the valley. It is hard to construe it as a negative. Anytime capital is being invested in an area from the government it will be a positive. Let's hope the government doesn't renege on the plan like Clinton did, but I digest.

The problem here, and a very material one at that, is where will future capital investments come from? The economy is poop these days because of a lack of long term capital outlays by the private sector. Companies are very weary about impending laws and future decisions by D.C.

I shall definitely hope for the best. A positive story taking place in arguably the most decrepit city in the country.

When you bad mouth people who have moved out of the valley and tried to make things better for themselves you only make a case for the high levels of ignorance here.

The rest of the country operates in a much different way than Youngstown. If you have never resided outside northeast Ohio you are still in the dark about things. Your remedial posts are strong evidence of this.

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15Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

tyler

"The rest of the country operates in a much different way than Youngstown. If you have never resided outside northeast Ohio you are still in the dark about things."

Are you serious? I've been around the world a few times in my Navy days, and resided in California, Florida, PA, Georgia and New York. I've been around. So your going to tell me that the rest of the country is different then Youngstown? Climb out from under that rock you live in. I hope your comment is just a tongue in cheek one, because that is about the dumbest thing I've read in a LONG time.

tyler

"When you bad mouth people who have moved out of the valley and tried to make things better for themselves you only make a case for the high levels of ignorance here."

Here we go again, so what your saying is ANYWHERE is better then Youngstown? You can give me any city in this country and they'll be issues,problems,crime,etc. Anywhere!
It's not the city that makes a city, it's the people. Anyone could be happy ANYWHERE if that individual is happy. It's not the place, it's the PERSON. Comprehend?

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16Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

tyler

"The problem here, and a very material one at that, is where will future capital investments come from?"

NAMII

NAMII is led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and includes:

40 Companies: Allegheny Technologies, AlphaMicron, Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, Autodesk, Boeing, Catalyst Connection, Energy Industries of Ohio, ExOne, FMW Composites, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Controls, Kennametal, Kent Displays, Laser Technology Assts, Lockheed Martin, Lubrizol, M-7 Technologies, MicroFab Technologies, Morris, Northrop Grumman, nScrypt, OSRAM Sylvania, Optomec, Oxford Performance Materials, Paramount Industries / 3D Systems, Parker Hannifin, Plextronix, POM, RTI, Ruger, Sciaky, Stratasys, Stratonics, Timken, Touchstone Research Lab, Westinghouse Nuclear, Wohlers Associates

9 Research Universities: Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Lehigh University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, University of Akron, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University

5 Community Colleges: Eastern Gateway Community College, Lorain County Community College, Northampton Community College, Penn College of Technology, Westmoreland County Community College

11 Non-Profit Organizations: Association for Manufacturing Technology, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, JumpStart Ohio, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, MT Connect, NorTech, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Robert C. Byrd Institute, the Youngstown Business Incubator, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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17IslandMike(752 comments)posted 2 years ago

Romney would have outsourced this manufacturing hub overseas.

R&D in regards to technology in the manufacturing industry is vital if the US wants to stay in the game. GREAT NEWS!!

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18TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years ago

Geesuss,
You have been around the world in your navy days? Good for you. The government paid for everything and you had no ties whatsoever to the private sector. Hard to use that as evidence that you know about other cities' job markets and how they operate. You were there under the guise of the public sector.

My comments seem stupid to you because you are unable to grasp what I am saying. I don't have to defend what I say because it is fact. You immediately insult me and think I live under a rock? That is a kindergarten response from a kindergarten mind. It is the PLACE versus the PERSON sometimes.

I never said "anywhere" is better than Youngstown, you put words in my mouth because you don't take time to read and comprehend what others post when you don't like it.

All you gave was a list of companies and non-profits who belong to this NAMII. You have given no facts as to them putting forth any future long term capital investment. You don't know what long term capital investment is. I am fairly confident that the long term capital investment needed for jobs and careers is not going to come from universities and other non-profit entities. Maybe history is lying though.

So, you insult me and get your panties in a bunch because you didn't like my post? Here's some free advice, don't read them going forward. You are only going to get more frustrated. I am guessing the bliss you receive from your ignorance is not enough to offset your hate.

Thanks for calling me stupid. Clearly you are the superior mind.

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19misterlee(118 comments)posted 2 years ago

Tyler,
Aren't you conservatives always saying we liberals don't respect our troops? You should have to defend what you say. Just because it came out of your mouth doesn't make it absolute fact. You've contributed nothing to this conversation but insults. Get over yourself.

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20Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years ago

tyler

"You are only going to get more frustrated. I am guessing the bliss you receive from your ignorance is not enough to offset your hate."

Haha - Me get frustrated? Nah, I never get frustrated or mad, Lifes 2 short for that trivial stuff. Seems like you blew a gasket because I disagreed with you, Shame, shame.

"You have given no facts as to them putting forth any future long term capital investment. "

Huh? The 40 companies in the list are the capital investment team and I'm sure their will be more in the near future.

"So, you insult me and get your panties in a bunch because you didn't like my post? Here's some free advice, don't read them going forward."

Insult you? Your grown up, you can handle a little tongue in cheek comment, can't you? You can't be that sensitive. Unlike you, I have a open mind, and read other peoples views, makes Life interesting, don't you think?

"Thanks for calling me stupid. Clearly you are the superior mind."

Tsk, tsk, you should know there is only one superior mind, and that is GOD.

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21FormerRes(39 comments)posted 2 years ago

3D printing will be HUGE. Like TV, Telephones, Radio, COMPUTERS before them. Price points are dropping and a whole basic system can be had for 2K. My first computer was 3K in the early 1990s. People are starting to have these at their homes. The thing that drives them will be SOFTWARE and applications. Bill Gates and MS made BILLIONS making software for IBM-compatibles. Good to see something exceptional coming Y-town's way! Now run with it!

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22southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 2 years ago

This great news for the region...hopefully this will lead to the development of other projects.

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