Tag Archives: manufacturing

Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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Stay At The USMCA

Congressional approval still awaits as President touts ‘historic’ deal Updating a previous item, the United States, Mexico, and Canada inked a three-way agreement on North American trade on Monday. Colloquially being referred to as “the New NAFTA” by news outlets around the world, the agreement will officially be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). First, […]

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ISM Report

A manufacturing record punctuates sector’s hot streak The Institute of Supply Management, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, released its latest report on American economic activity, and it contains a manufacturing record that punctuates the sector’s recent hot streak. According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, […]

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Phone Home

Startup Mobile Initiative moves manufacturing ops to Indiana A potentially good sign for reshoring advocates comes in the unlikely form of a tech company with a mostly young customer base (and staff) that was started merely three years ago. Louisville, Ky.-based Mobile Initiative, which is the brainchild of two technology experts with over thirty years […]

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Allies in Making

The Alliance for American Manufacturing As far as associations go, the Alliance for American Manufacturing is as important as any in present day. With manufacturing at one of its most crucial points, this organization can be a valuable resource for those trying to find new jobs, learn about new technologies being integrated, and new skills […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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A Crucial Juncture

3D printed gun blueprints blocked for now; debate intensifies 3D printing burst onto the scene over the last decade as a potentially revolutionary method for manufacturing, design, technology, and training. Applicable to scores of businesses across almost every field—and able to do everything from aiding in production and cutting downtime to printing specialized parts and […]

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Timken/Cone

One longtime manufacturer acquires another Timken, the North Canton, Ohio-based company known for manufacturing engineered bearings and power transmission products, among other products, reached an agreement to acquire Cone Drive, it announced in a press release Tuesday. Cone Drive, headquartered in Traverse City, Mich., makes precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial […]

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From Shop to Show

IMTS discusses Internet of Things connections IMTS is a trade show that prides itself on connections. The most prominent of these that comes to mind is contained in its title—that of manufacturing and technology. This year’s show will emphasize connecting machines to a network for monitoring and performance analysis. “Many of the machine tools on […]

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Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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