Manufacturing and Technology Conference & Expo: Key Takeaways

The 2018 Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo was held in Raleigh, NC, from May 8-10. The conference offered a breadth of content, presentations, and engaging booths filled with tech gadgets to both learn from and be entertained by.

Conference attendees could choose to take plant tours across the city or listen in to one of several workshops on topics ranging from how to improve factory operations, to the various ways cybersecurity relates to manufacturing.

A popular and relevant topic discussed amongst attendees was the industry-wide current skills gap. This gap has become frustrating for organizations left wondering how the drought can be overcome.

According to manufacturers, the top three negative impacts of the skills gap rank as follows:

1) Ability to meet customer demand

2) Ability to invest in new technologies and increase productivity

3) Ability to provide effective customer service

Superior Group understands the impact this skills gap has on business, and specifically, within the manufacturing and technology industry. Our success with contingent and direct hire sourcing models in this industry encouraged us to attend and offer suggestions to the 1,800-plus conference registrants.

These three suggestions rank as important methods with which an organization can begin to close the gap.


  • Scaling up training programs
  • Providing opportunities to expose the upcoming workforce to manufacturing careers


  • The act of making tougher jobs simpler


  • Promoting manufacturing as a career path

If you’re experiencing this skills gap, discuss with your Human Resources department or Career Development staff, the importance of advertising the benefits of working within the manufacturing and technology industry. Another smart move is for companies to simplify job descriptions to instill confidence within those eager to begin a career. Both of these small suggestions make the industry appear more attractive and attainable to today’s workforce.


2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo

Five startups will be competing for a $20,000 grand prize at the 2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, taking place today at Hotel Henry in Buffalo, NY.

The event features live pitches, both for the $20,000 grand prize and a $5,000 People’s Choice Award, a trade show providing the participating companies the opportunity to showcase their ideas and meet with potential mentors and investors, and keynote speaker Frans Johansson, renowned innovator and diversity expert.

Superior Group is proud to be a supporter of entrepreneurship in Western New York and is looking forward to participating in today’s event.


NY Tech Summit – Call for Speakers


Superior Group is excited to be a part of the Customer Advisory Committee for the 11th Annual NY Tech Summit. NY Tech Summit is the premier educational and knowledge-sharing event for information technology professionals in the Northeast.

Taking place on June 4-5, 2015 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY, this event includes comprehensive educational programming, industry-leading technology exhibitors and valuable networking opportunities.

  • 20 + educational sessions focused on IT driving business success
  • Extensive exhibit floor featuring 20 + industry-leading manufacturers
  • Network with fellow IT professionals and industry experts

The NY Tech Summit is currently accepting applications for dynamic speakers with engaging stories to share. Presentations should address the biggest challenges facing organizations today such as Leadership, Staffing, Organizational Innovation and Information Management. If you have an exciting initiative, case study or success story, we want to hear about it! Check out this year’s Hot Topics for more detail.

Each year NY Tech Summit showcases the top thought leaders in the industry. We receive hundreds of submissions for just under 30 spots on the agenda. New for 2015, give yourself a leg up on the competition and submit a quick video showcasing your dynamic speaking style and quality content.

All submissions will be reviewed and rated by the 2015 NY Tech Summit Advisory Committee and the NY Tech Summit is currently accepting speaker applications now through January 16th.

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The 43North Finals



Superior Group is proud to have been a Silver Sponsor, to the 43North competition, which has been proclaimed as, “The Biggest Business Competition on the Planet.”

With the 7,000 applications whittled down to the final 11, the 43North competition came to a close as the $1 million grand-prize was awarded on Thursday night to Tonawanda-based ASi LLC.

The finalists presented throughout the day on Thursday before a panel of judges that included Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula, the editor of Forbes magazine, and a slew of other nationally recognized venture capitalists.

ASi is an advanced manufacturing company, whose processes produce manufactured metal parts quicker, stronger, and lighter, than traditional processes. Learn more here

The event was not only a tribute to these 11 fantastic finalists, but to the greater-Buffalo area. Check out this featured video from the event that shows Buffalo’s storied past, and bright future.




Superior to Attend Red, White & You Job Fair in Arlington, TX

Superior Group will be attending the 3rd Annual Hiring Red, White & You! job fair in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST). The event is designed to connect Texas Veterans and their spouses with area employers looking for qualified candidates for a variety of positions.

Superior Recruiting and Staffing specialists will attend the event and be available to discuss local opportunities and offer insight regarding employment and in demand job skills.

Register for the event at




Sing Your ALS Off Karaoke Costume Throwdown


Every 90 Minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), but Superior Group – with our best Journey rendition – believes we can change that.

On Saturday, October 25th, the 90 Foundation is hosting the 2014 Sing Your ALS Off Karaoke Costume Throwdown to benefit ALS Research. Superior Group will be attending the event in Austin to go beyond these terminal diagnoses and help make ALS a treatable and manageable disease.

When: Saturday, October 25th, 8 PM to 12 PM

Where: The Goodnight, 2700 W Anderson Ln #101, Austin, TX, 78757



Lynne Marie Finn Receives 2013 Athena Award from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

On, November 8, 2013, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership presented the 24th Annual ATHENA Leadership Award® and Young Professional Leadership Award® at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award® was Lynne Marie Finn,president & CEO Superior Workforce Solutions, Inc. This award was presented to an individual in the Buffalo Niagara region who demonstrated support for the goals of female professionals, and provided significant and selfless assistance on their behalf.


Superior Group to Sponsor HR Summit USA

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On May 15 – 16, 2012, Superior will be an honored sponsor of the 2012 Human Resources Summit being held at the Chateau Elan, in Atlanta, GA.  The event brings together CHROs, EVPs and SVPs of HR to explore industry-related issues essential to organizational effectiveness and how those challenges influence investment priorities.

The goal of the summit is to partner HR executives with solution providers, like Superior, who can offer strategic services with tangible cost benefits.

If you’d like to learn more about the HR Summit, visit the event website at



Superior Group to attend the Connected in Mason-Blue Ash Networking Event

Our Superior Cincinnati team will be on hand at the Connected in Mason-Blue Ash Networking Event this Thursday, April 19th, 2012.  Stop by our booth to learn how we can help your business grow with staffing needs and workforce solutions!

If you can’t attend the event, we’re always happy to meet with you personally instead.  Contact Todd Redding at or 513.881.6960 to set up an appointment.

Event Details:

April 19, 2012

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Brazenhead Irish Pub
5650 Tylersville Road
Mason OH 45040


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Superior Group will attend Southwest Women’s businessWORKS!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012, representatives from our Houston, TX-based office will attend the Women's Business Council Southwest Women's businessWORKS! event at the Irving Convention Center.  The event is a great opportunity for Superior to connect with other women-owned businesses within the region.   Our local office provides a multitude of workforce solution services ranging from traditional placement staffing, managed service programs, and business process outsourcing opportunities.

If you're unable to stop by our booth to learn more about Superior, please contact Debra Pagtolingan, PHR, Regional Director, at or 972.680.1290 to set up a face to face meeting.

Learn more about businessWORKS! at the official website

About The Women's Business Council – Southwest
The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) created a forum to allow women business owners and procurement managers to connect with each other and learn more about each other's organization. The WBE Showcase (tradeshow) welcomes WBENC-certified WBCS members only to showcase their products and services to corporations and other WBEs. In these times, people do business with people they know.