Networking for Manufacturers Series

"More networking!" It's the cry we hear from our members in response to every evaluation and survey we send.
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Presented by MCPc, an experienced technology solutions provider, WIRE-Net networking events allow you to increase visibility, develop relationships, hone your marketing message, connect with industry influencers, recruit talent, and socialize.


Row on Down to the Flats!

Manufacturers Networking at The Foundry

Celebrate the end of summer with WIRE-Net! Join us at the hottest new venue in the Flats. Once the site of the first Catholic Church in Cleveland, St. Mary's On-The-Flats, The Foundry Community Rowing & Sailing Center has a rich industrial history which can be seen throughout the space. You'll have a chance to tour the 65,000 square foot facility that was once inhabited by, among others, The Buchan Soap Company, The Donnelly Furnace, Purdy & McNeil Lumber, U.S. Bronze Company, The Foundry Equipment Company, and The Pipeline Development Company (a current WIRE-Net Member).

Today, The Foundry: Community Rowing & Sailing Center is home to four scholastic teams in residence as well as Cleveland's Youth Club Rowing Team—The Cleveland Foundry Juniors. The Foundry Juniors have students from all over Cleveland and the surrounding areas covering more than 10 local schools. The mission of The Foundry is to get more of Cleveland's youth on the water. It was with this mission in mind that Mike Trebilcock, Chairman and CEO of MCPc, and his wife Gina transformed the abandoned space into "a new, nonprofit rowing facility that would be accessible for youth of all income levels in Cleveland through outreach programs, and which would also be a world-class rowing facility that would attract and breed national talent."

It is because of The Foundry's robust outreach programming with organizations like Urban Community School, Cleveland Rec Centers, MC^2 High School, NYSP, The Cleveland Sight Center, Project YESS, and many more that they are able to achieve this mission for students who may not otherwise interact with Cleveland's waterways in great capacity. Much of this, though, would not be possible without corporate and private support.

The Foundry