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MAEA Annual Summer Golf Outing

MAEA Annual Summer Golf Outing

4 PERSON SCRAMBLE | FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM SHOT GUN START | Dinner Party: 6:00 PM
Registration: 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM –
A LUNCH BUFFET WILL BE SERVED DURING REGISTRATION

Location: MOUNTAIN VALLEY GOLF COURSE
REGISTRATION, LUNCH AND DINNER ALL IN CLUBHOUSE

Event Options:
Golf and Party Package
Golf Only Package
Dinner Only

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For additional information or to register, 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.

MAEA Virtual Special Legislative Roundtable - Labor Crisis

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association maintains close contact with our Legislative Delegation and believes each member should have the opportunity to meet their representative and discuss the issues of interest to them.

Currently our companies in the region are experiencing a labor crisis. Presently, there are over 3,400 job openings posted on the PA CareerLink website for Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties. There are over 157,800 job openings statewide on the website. Similar to employers throughout the state, businesses are struggling to recruit the talent they need to meet their operational demands.

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to share your concerns and have an open dialogue with lawmakers.

Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

To register, sponsorship information or questions: Please call 570-622-0992 or email Joani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Congratulations Excellence Awards Winners

MAEA Annual Excellence Awards Dinner 

Date: May 4, 2021
Location: Schuylkill Country Club, 877 W. Market St., Orwigsburg, PA 17961
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:
• Mrs. T's Pierogies - Community Involvement
• PFNonwovens LLC- Process Improvement
• Solar Innovations - Product Innovation
• Clearly Clean Products, Inc. - Expansion
• Hydro Cressona - EHS - Environment /Health /Safety

Recipients of the Employers Excellence Awards:
• Quandel Enterprises, Inc. - Community Involvement
• Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill - Process Improvement
• Penn State Schuylkill - Product Innovation
• PPL Electric Utilities -EHS - Environment /Health /Safety

Honorable Mention Manufacturers:
Green Thumb Industries, Inc. - Community Involvement
Hood Packaging Corporation - EHS - Environment /Health /Safety

Honorable Mention Employers:
The Seltzer Group - Community Involvement

Recipient of the 2021 Commitment Award:
Hexcel Corporation

 For registration and/or sponsorship 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.

Johnson College Announce the Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam 2021

The Andrew Mazza Foundation in Support of Johnson College Announce the Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam 2021 to be held at the Circle Drive-in on July 10, 2021

Scranton, PA (April 19, 2021) – The Andrew Mazza Foundation in support of Johnson College is proud to announce that Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam 2021 will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. after being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. To accommodate the increasing amount of attendees & participating vendors, this year’s event is moving to the Circle Drive-in located on the Scranton-Carbondale Highway in Scranton, PA. Diesel Jam supports The Andrew Mazza Foundation, the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson College, & scholarships for Johnson College & high school students.

Diesel Jam is a celebration of the truck community, featuring a diesel, gas, & antique truck show, mobile dyno runs, industry vendors, apparel vendors, food vendors, live entertainment & more. It is an all-day (rain or shine) family-friendly event.

All trucks are invited to participate & prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Best Big Rig, Best Tow, Best Pick Up, and Best Antique & Diesel Jam People's Choice. Additionally, cash prizes for the mobile dyno are $1,000 for Highest Overall Horsepower and Guess Your Horsepower prizes for 1st Place - $800, 2nd Place - $500, 3rd Place - $200, 4th and 5th Place - $100 each.

Early truck & mobile dyno registration can be completed through the Andrew Mazza Foundation’s website, andrewmazzafoundation.com/diesel-jam until June 30, 2021. The fee to register a truck is a $25 donation. Day of event registration & truck check-in will begin at 8 a.m. on July 10th, registration will be limited & will increase to $35 per registration. An additional $100 fee is required to register for the mobile dyno.

The Andrew Mazza Foundation started in 2016, supports & enriches the community through Andrew’s passions & hobbies. Proceeds raised from Diesel Jam will enhance & expand the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson, provide both high school & Johnson College students with scholarships, & serve the community in which Andrew called home. Proceeds also aid The Andrew Mazza Foundation in hosting their annual Truck-or-Treat community Halloween event in Clifford for children & families in various local school districts.

The Diesel Truck Technology program at Johnson College prepares students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventative maintenance, & necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The program graduates more than 20 students each year who have an immediate impact on the diesel truck industry, especially in northeast Pennsylvania. To learn more about Johnson College’s Diesel Truck Technology program visit Johnson.edu, call 1-800-2-WE-WORK, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, including how to become an event sponsor or vendor, please contact Dawn Ziegler at (570) 313-0369, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit andrewmazzafoundation.com/diesel-jam.

Johnson College Offering Free Eight-Week College Readiness for STEM Occupations Program

Johnson College Offering Free Eight-Week College Readiness for STEM Occupations Program to Eligible Lackawanna County Teenagers

Scranton, PA (March 22, 2021) – Johnson College is offering a free eight-week College Readiness for STEM Occupations program for teenagers ages 14 to 18 years old, from low-income families, who live in Lackawanna County. The program starts Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and continues every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for eight-weeks. The program includes dinner for students and transportation between Scranton High School and the Johnson College campus if needed. For eligibility requirements and to register, contact Dr. Kellyn Williams, Johnson College’s Chief Academic Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-702-8940. This program is supported by a grant from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

The College Readiness for STEM Occupations program includes presentations and hands-on discovery activities designed to increase awareness of career opportunities in the STEM workforce and to improve college-readiness skills. Participants are evaluated throughout the program based on attendance and discussion. The program will:
• Increase awareness of STEM-related occupations.
• Increase awareness of two-year options for post-secondary education.
• Designed for all students, not just those who will pursue post-secondary education or careers in STEM or STEM-related fields.
• Develop skills necessary for success in college and career.
• Increase student potential for academic and personal success through knowledge of campus resources.

Students who complete the program with at least 80% attendance will receive college credit (a $550 value). To qualify for the college credit, students will be required to sign-in at each session to verify attendance.

Johnson College provides real-world, hands-on learning in a caring environment and prepares graduates to enter into or advance in their careers. Johnson College degrees become essential careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering 15 associate degree and 3 academic certificate programs. An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, the College is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional businesses and industries to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce. For additional information on Johnson College, please call 1-800-2-WE-WORK, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit Johnson.edu.