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The Ohio State University

Founded in 1870 as a land-grant institution, the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, has served as a stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation for 150 years.

The university ranks fourth in the nation in industry-sponsored research and generates a statewide impact of more than $4 billion a year. As one of the top academic institutions for agricultural and computer engineering, and materials sciences, the College of Engineering at Ohio State is No. 1 in industry research expenditures among national engineering programs, and the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is ranked fifth in supply chain management and eighth for operations management by U.S. News and World Report. As an MEP at Columbus State partner, Ohio State helps develop comprehensive solutions for Central Ohio manufacturing businesses.

One Columbus

Formerly Columbus 2020, One Columbus is our regional economic development partner that co-leads the MEP at Columbus State board of advisors, and provides guidance on the shifting and developing needs of Central Ohio’s manufacturing businesses.

The 12-county Columbus region serviced by One Columbus has one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the country. Twenty dedicated economic development professionals and more than 300 allied organizations help move the One Columbus Regional Growth Strategy forward, generating opportunities for businesses and local workers and building economic capacity in the region.

Corporate Advantage Network, LLC

Corporate Advantage Network, LLC is a management coaching company specializing in continuous improvement, operations management, Lean/Six Sigma problem-solving, quality systems management, and supply chain management.

With a long history of consulting and training for Central Ohio manufacturers, Corporate Advantage Network serves as the primary provider of the MEP at Columbus State’s Lean/Six Sigma training and consulting. The company also offers auditing, failure modes and effects analysis, statistical process control, the 5S workspace organization method, measurement system analysis, and capability analysis.

Workforce Innovation Center LLC

With a full suite of HR solutions — including instructor-led, customized training and job analysis, description, and interview guides — Workforce Innovation Center is the MEP at Columbus State’s HR training and consulting partner to Central Ohio manufacturers.

Workforce Innovation Center utilizes a behavior-based interviewing system, providing SMMEs with a professional, repeatable, and legally defensible HR solution, as well as new resources designed to maximize the effectiveness of your organization’s interviewers.

ClearView Management Resources

ClearView is a leading talent management firm offering comprehensive solutions that identify and leverage talent across your entire organization. Alongside Columbus State Community College faculty and staff, ClearView provides a wide range of talent and business consulting to Central Ohio manufacturers via the MEP at Columbus State.

From overall business performance assessments, in-depth financial analysis of product line performance and KPIs, to sales and marketing analysis and consulting, operations performance analysis, and HR talent management, Clearview Consulting and the MEP at Columbus State can meet the unique needs of your business.

Mainspring Solutions LLC

Mainspring Solutions LLC is a consulting firm that specializes in operations management and supply chain optimization in retail and wholesale, as well as healthcare industries. Areas of expertise include: operations improvement, inventory optimization, productivity development and improvement, supply chain strategy, analytics, facility layout and design, change management, and process development and implementation.

Maple Woods Enterprises

Maple Woods Enterprises is a veteran-owned small business specializing in cybersecurity and risk IT consulting. Maple Woods consultants carry several industry-leading certifications and help small to medium-sized businesses understand cybersecurity in a practical and accessible way.

The Greentree Group

The Greentree Group is a third-generation, family-owned business headquartered in Beavercreek, Ohio. We built the foundation of our culture almost 30 years ago. Sam Greenwood founded Greentree in 1993. His son, Travis, joined him. Travis’ son, Tyler, came on board 11 years later. Sam is no longer with us, but Travis leads the company. Tyler runs the company’s managed services – Back To Business I.T.; our success results from working closely with our clients. Every Step. Every Decision.

StonePath Business Solutions

Being people-centric, we believe that investing and developing individuals will truly pave the path to a successful workforce. Building up resilient people and sustainable processes capable of taking on any challenge are the heart of what we do and why we do it.

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