MVMC Created to Solve Problems in the Industry

CANFIELD, Ohio– The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The idea to create a manufacturers coalition in 2011 began with Brian Benyo, president of Brilex Industries and Taylor Winfield Technologies.

“I think it was one of those epiphany moments when the light bulb comes on and you realize that the problems we were facing as a workforce were our problems,” Benyo says. “We needed to solve them and quit looking for help elsewhere.”

While Benyo takes credit for getting the ball rolling on the organization, he says the companies and individual leadership involved are the ones who carried the coalition to where it is today.

“Everybody wanted to be part of the solution and do what was necessary. It’s been very satisfying and rewarding to see where we’ve come in 10 years,” he says.

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