Regional Manufacturing Coalition Fund - Richland County Foundation

Regional Manufacturing Coalition Fund

May 12, 2020

The Regional Manufacturing Coalition Ohio recently established a donor-advised fund to further its mission which is to support North Central Ohio manufacturers through education, training, and networking. RMC serves Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, and Morrow counties.  

“This fund will allow us to help local students obtain degrees in manufacturing and engineering-related fields at the Ohio State University, Mansfield campus,” said RMC President Steve Cummins.

 “The goal of the RMC fund aligns with one of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives which are to bridge the gap between local job openings and education and certifications,” said Foundation President Brady Groves.

The RMC currently serves over 100 organizations collaborating manufacturers alongside numerous associative organizations and education groups. These manufacturers represent the region’s food, fabrication, assembly, machining, and other industries. Also engaged and welcome to select discussions are various economic development representatives, elected officials, community groups, and media representatives. As a manufacturing coalition, RMC Ohio boasts an incredibly diverse group of members, each serving an important role in our industry. 

The RMC also hosts an annual Manufacturing Day so high school students can explore career opportunities at area manufacturing companies. The event has attracted thousands of students over the past several years.   

Objectives of RMC

  • Serve as a networking and learning platform for members
  • Promote the manufacturing industry throughout our region
  • Partner with area organizations and schools to promote various workforce initiatives
  • Assist local, private, and public organizations in attracting and retaining manufacturing and related businesses in the area
  • Educate members on government programs designed to benefit manufacturers
  • Provide a voice for area manufacturers to local, state, and federal government and offices
  • Provide a platform for members to form strategic alliances
  • Work with the North Central Ohio Industrial Museum to ensure a strong manufacturing future by honoring our past and showcasing current efforts 

For RMC membership information go to

To donate to the RMC Fund, click here or write a check to the Richland County Foundation and note RMC fund on the memo line.


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