The Central Ohio Manufacturing Partnership (COMP) — an OMA-endorsed industry sector partnership (ISP) — was recently awarded one of the state’s ISP grants to help develop Central Ohio’s manufacturing workforce pipeline. But long before the award was announced, COMP leadership laid the groundwork by asking its members to join action teams to steer the group’s efforts toward the grant goals. “We wanted to hit the ground running,” said Shawn Hendrix, president of COMP, and president and COO of Nissen Chemitec America Inc.
The group is now focusing on three areas of action:
Roughly 30 COMP members serve on the action teams and are implementing these project plans. Manufacturing team members include: Advanced Drainage Systems, Anheuser-Busch, Covestro, American Honda Motor Company, Midwest Molding, Nissen Chemitec America, and Owens Corning. More than a dozen supporting organizations and individuals — including K-12, higher education, and OTCs — also serve on the teams. 3/15/2021