Regional Manufacturing Coalition of Ohio

Partners in Manufacturing Development

our Mission

Serving Ashland; Crawford; Huron; Knox; Morrow; and Richland counties, RMC Ohio’s mission is to support North Central Ohio manufacturers through education, training, and networking. 

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 groups of members, each serving an important role in our industry. 

RMC Counties
RMC Ohio Area Served


  • 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 


Opportunities to share ideas, best practices, business challenges, and other issues common to manufacturers. RMC provides a network for manufacturers to discuss problems/solutions, find future customers and/or vendors, and to get to know your counterparts.

  • Quarterly membership meetings featuring speakers discussing timely topics and other current events within the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing Forums that include topics such as OSHA training, Problem Solving Methods, Key Performance Indicators, SOP, How to Motivate Employees, and Managing Change in the Workforce

Business B4 Hours events touring RMC member manufacturing facilities to see first-hand their products and processes networking and learning with and from others

Manufacturing Career Days bring high school students and teachers together with manufacturers to learn about products made locally, touring manufacturing facilities and promoting career paths available in manufacturing.

RMC raises funds for scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolling in manufacturing courses at North Central State College; supports local robotics programs; and other educational endeavors for our members.

RMC is involved with Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) by serving on the Leadership Board for the manufacturing sector. The sector encompasses workforce and economic development activities.

RMC’s website offers members the opportunity to communicate their capabilities, products, and services for potential web users to learn more about their company. It is also used to communicate newsletters, upcoming events, and other membership information.

  • Memberships are company memberships, thereby events are open to anyone in the company. 

MESSage from the president

Manufacturing remains a vital and fundamental piece of our region’s economic prosperity. This has been the case for well over a century. As a third generation manufacturer, I often reflect on the past and how our family business has survived both good and bad times. And I can recall my father saying, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Those words get to the heart of what the RMC is all about. As manufacturers, we will succeed more often when we work together and support, promote, and educate each other. Your success and the success of our communities’ manufacturing sector is why we exist. Please let us know what we can do for you, your employees, and your company. Reach out to us with your ideas, concerns, and suggestions at

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

— Steve Cummins; RMC President

Steve Cummins RMC President
RMC President Steve Cummins

Join RMC Ohio Today!

Click the button below to apply to become a member and begin your journey in a community of manufacturing excellence.
Open to Manufacturers Only
$ 100 Yearly
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Access to Exclusive Events
  • Unlimited Staff Members
Associate Members (Manufacturing Related)
$ 200 Yearly
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Access to Exclusive Events
  • Limited to 10 Members
Educational Organizations.
$ 0 Yearly
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  • Access to Exclusive Events
  • Student Access