KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional Engine-MFG, a professional industry organization in East Tennessee that supports manufacturing companies, has selected Ripley PR, a global public relations agency specializing in manufacturing, to grow its presence throughout the Southeast U.S.
"We chose to partner with Ripley PR because of their experience working with nationally-recognized brands, their work in the manufacturing industry and their proven track record securing coverage with major networks and publications," said Stephen Williams, founder and CEO of Regional Engine-MFG. "We look forward to implementing their comprehensive public relations strategy to better support our mission of providing professional industry solutions to the manufacturing industry in our region."
With a stated goal of working constructively for the good of the region, Regional Engine-MFG offers outreach programs and information for members, including annual conferences, plant tours from membership organizations, regional meetings, technology spotlights, innovation discovery sessions and a member exclusive communication platform for the sharing of ideas and common issues online.
"While there are organizations in our area that work to offer assistance for manufacturing companies, their focus is geared towards support functions, like human resources and staffing, rather than actual manufacturing processes," Williams stated. "While we appreciate those endeavors, the goal of Regional Engine-MFG is designed to offer deep dives related to manufacturing, including offering direct access to the manufacturers themselves for peer insight into the issues that the manufacturing sector in our region faces."
Regional Engine-MFG collaborates with city and county chambers and local and state economic development agencies to further solve key issues and support the collective efforts of manufacturers in East Tennessee. By concentrating on supply chain development, innovation and new market opportunities, Regional Engine-MFG has seen rapid growth and now has more than 30 members and partners spanning from the Tri-Cities to Chattanooga to Cookeville.
"East Tennessee is rich in manufacturing," said Williams. "We want to foster collaboration and innovation in the region by bringing all of these manufacturers together. By providing a consolidated voice for these companies, we can ensure we maintain a strong and competitive manufacturing cluster."
Regional Engine-MFG is devoted to connections, collaborations, innovations and problem solving for manufacturers throughout East Tennessee, the East Tennessee Valley and surrounding Southeastern states.
- Collaborate – Facilitation of manufacturing collaboration in the East Tennessee region
- Innovation – Provide an environment for Innovation in manufacturing
- Sharing Best Practices – Promote the sharing of ideas to improve methods in manufacturing
- Working Regionally – Work openly in support of the East Tennessee Manufacturing Cluster
- Connecting Resources – Making East Tennessee manufacturing stronger by connecting resources to manufacturers' needs
About Regional Engine-MFG
Regional Engine-MFG is a not-for-profit consortium of manufacturers in East Tennessee, with a focus on connecting manufacturers' needs with resources to support a strong and competitive regional manufacturing cluster. The consortium is led by its members with a goal of working together on important issues. For more information, visit www.regionalenginemfg.org.
About Ripley PR
Ripley PR, Inc. is a national B2B public relations agency using a blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding to deliver measurable results. Specializing in construction, energy, franchising, health care technology, home services and manufacturing, the agency offers a full range of strategic communication services, including crisis management, media relations and social media strategies. Ripley PR is a partner in IPREX, the $250 million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff and 115 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.ripleypr.com or call 865-977-1973.
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SOURCE Regional Engine-MFG