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Erie Manufacturing Needs Skilled Workers

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

With more than 22,000 jobs, manufacturing is a key industry sector in Erie County. The manufacturing sector is at risk, however, due to a workforce approaching retirement and a lack of interested young adults. Today, the preeminent variable for success is people. Manufacturers like myself are looking for talented individuals who have a commitment to

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Recipe for Success

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Industrial sales and manufacturing has thrived for more than 50 years by offering more services than its competitors. Jim Rutkowski Sr. started Industrial Sales and Manufacturing (ISM) Inc. with a single drill press in a one-car garage in Erie, PA. The company’s current facilities are only five blocks away, but that’s no indication of how

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Govenor Tom Corbett Tours Industrial Sales & Manufacturing while in Erie

MARCH 29, 2013

At a manufacturing plant in Millcreek, Gov. Tom Corbett offered a visual image to show what the state is up against with a $4.2 billion deficit heading into the 2011-12 budget year. The governor said that someone could place $1,000 bills end to end from the Ohio line east across the Pennsylvania Turnpike and into

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Larger Kanzius device set for testing

MARCH 29, 2013

The next step in turning John Kanzius’ cancer-killing dream into reality sits in a Millcreek Township laboratory. A new, larger version of the late Millcreek inventor’s external radio-frequency generator is finished and will be shipped in January to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This fifth-generation device is big enough for M.D. Anderson researchers to

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The long-awaited GenV Kanzius RF Device arrived in Houston

MARCH 29, 2013

The long-awaited GenV Kanzius RF Device arrived in Houston at the Kanzius/Curley lab at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. This enhanced radiowave generating (RF) machine is the fifth version of the late John Kanzius’ original invention which emits a controlled radiowave proven to destroy cancer cells in prior studies funded by your donations through the Kanzius

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The Little Engine That Could: Erie Supply Manufacturer Grows With GE Transportation

MARCH 29, 2013

in 1967 their operation amounted to a drill press in a garage, but Erie Pennsylvania’s ISM (Industrial Sales & Manufacturing) now happens to be one of GE Transportation’s most reliable cutting-edge parts suppliers. With GE’s unveiling Friday in Erie of its smartest, cleanest and most fuel-efficient locomotive yet, ISM is poised to continue that growth. “We’re like a manufacturer’s buffet,” says

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Quick Facts on ISM

  • ISM can produce a single component or 300,000 components exactly as ordered, on time, every time, within budget
  • ISM specializes in custom orders including quality short & long run projects & emergency work
  • ISM is experienced with all types of materials including CF and HF Steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum and finished-cast products