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MAEA Process Improvement Training and Consulting Services

MAEA Process Improvement Training and Consulting Services
Benefits of This Service
MAEA is available to assist your company by providing process improvement training and consulting that will take your organization to the next level with effectiveness and efficiency strategies.
Services Available
• Intro to Lean Manufacturing
• Lean Manufacturing Strategies for Managers and Supervisors
• 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
• Root Cause Analysis
• SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)
• Kanban
• Value Stream Mapping
• Kaizen
• Internal Auditing
• Basics of Six Sigma
• Lean Office 5-S Including Safety (6-S)
• Lean Office Value Stream Mapping
• Supply Chain Management
• Procurement
• Effective Work Procedures and Instructions
• Goal Setting and Achievement Thinking
To register or for additional information, please call 570-622-0992 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complimentary Discovery Forum - Learn about MAEA

Complimentary MAEA Discovery Forum
Are you considering membership with MAEA? Are you an existing MAEA member who would like a refresher on our services?

Join us for a complimentary virtual meeting to hear what our members have to say about MAEA
December 4, 2020, 8:30am to 9:30am
ZOOM meeting information will be provided when you register

During this event, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) member company representatives will provide testimonials of MAEA services that have assisted them in their daily operations. 

Already a member of MAEA? We ask you to help us spread the word about MAEA by inviting a company that can benefit from MAEA membership.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Sponsors for this event will be recognized during the presentation and in promotional materials.

Contact Joan Trosterud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (570) 622-0992 for sponsorship opportunities, registration and additional information.

2020 Legislative Roundtable / National Manufacturing Day

2020 MAEA Annual Legislative Roundtable
October 2, 2020 is National Manufacturing Day - Manufacturing Companies in Attendance will be honored

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association maintains close contact with our State Representatives and believes each member should have the opportunity to meet their representative and discuss the issues of interest to them. This Roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to share your issues and concerns with our legislators. This meeting will be an informational sharing session.

Legislators Confirmed to Attend
Senator Dave Argall (R-29)
Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122)
Representative Neil Goodman (D-123)
Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124)
Representative Mike Tobash (R-125)

Topics of Discussion
Regulatory Reform
Tax Reform
Covid 19 Liability Protection
Education/Workforce Development

The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association is operating in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the PA Department of Health. Masks are required.


Date: October 2, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Mountain Valley Clubhouse
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

To register: Please contact Joan Trosterud at 570-622-0992 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  fax to 570-622-2776 or mail to P.O. Box 541 Pottsville, PA 17901.

MAEA 2020 Fall Golf Tournament

MAEA 2020 Fall Golf Tournament
4-Person Scramble
Friday, September 11, 2020

Location: Mountain Valley Golf Course
Time: 1:00 pm Shot Gun Start
Registration: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm - lunch will be served during registration
Dinner Party: 6:00 pm

Event options include: Golf and Party package, Golf Only or Dinner Only
Sponsorship and gift donations are available.

For additional information, please call the office at (570) 622-0992 or email Joani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2020 Manufacturers & Employers Excellence Awards Dinner May 5th Cancelled

MAEA Annual Excellence Awards Dinner

Please Join us in Honoring Our Manufacturers and Employers Who Have Demonstrated Excellence in 2019!Join us for an evening of celebrating and recognizing area manufacturers and service-providing firms.

Date: May 5, 2020 Cancelled
Location: Mt. Valley Golf Clubhouse, 1021 Brockton Mountain Road, Barnesville, PA 18214
Time: Cash bar 5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm

We are Proud to Announce the Winners of our Annual Manufacturers & Employers Excellence Awards

Recipients of the Manufacturers Excellence Awards:
Hydro- Community Involvement
UFP Industries Gordon LLC- Process Improvement
Solar Innovations- Product Innovation
Clearly Clean Products, Inc. - Expansion
Hood Packaging Corporation - EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety

Recipients of the Employers Excellence Awards:
M&T Bank- Community Involvement
Schuylkill Technology Center - Product Innovation
Geisinger St. Luke's Hospital - Expansion

Honorable Mention Manufacturers:
KB Systems, Inc.- Product Innovation
Omnova Solutions, Inc. - Product Innovation

Honorable Mention Employers:
Miller Bros. Construction Inc.- Community Involvement
Walmart Supply Chain, DC 7030 - Expansion
2019 MAEA Commitment Award Recipient:
PPL Electric Utilities

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more information or to register to attend the dinner or be a sponsor, please email Joani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (570) 622-0992. You can also review our other offerings by visiting our website at