Tag Archives: 3M

3M’s Mask Production Plan

Plans to use “surge capacity” to make over 1 billion face masks by year’s end Over the past month, we’ve been highlighting companies’ efforts to help out humankind in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Siemens has turned to its 3D printing expertise to supply parts for medical equipment more quickly to the front lines. […]

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3-D Scanners At Work

The EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week has more than just batteries & cars This week’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Show, paired with its sister show The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan outside Detroit, is a hotbed for the latest in EV technology and the power sources that go with it. The latest […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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3M Xcels

Another “campus” green-light, but this one could be bigger Renewable energy integration can be found in many forms these days. While state and city governments have been some of the most visible bodies to make significant green commitments, getting both thorough grid integration with large utilities and awareness and willingness from residential consumers can prove […]

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Solar Doghouses

IBEW & NECA bring a creative side to training in the trades An alliance of two prestigious associations, formed to try to lure trade workers into the solar panel installation field…and its bark is just as good as its bite. Sponsored by billboard companies like Milwaukee Tool and 3M, IBEW and NECA are spearheading a program designed […]

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MAC Exodus

Manufacturing Advisory Council disbanded, plants continue to close The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two such business advisory assemblies disbanded Wednesday afternoon following the departure of multiple CEOs over the previous two days. These departures included Inge Thulin, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M, and Rich Kyle of The Timken Company (headquartered in North Canton, […]

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3Months to Shutdown?

Plant closing watch: 3M’s Elyria, Ohio location With about three months left on the clock, there seems to be little hope for 3M’s Elyria, Ohio plant. Following a November announcement of closure slated for June 2017, the 140-odd employees of the sponge manufacturing facility lobbied tirelessly for a reversal. Inevitably, their hope was kindled by a changing […]

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STEP Ahead Awards

130 female honorees announced by Manufacturing Institute In manufacturing news, The Manufacturing Institute has announced the 2016 STEP Ahead Award Honorees and Emerging Leaders for women in the manufacturing industry. STEP stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production. Women account for 47 percent of the national workforce, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing quota. Honorees “have […]

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