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Reshoring Manufacturing Employment: Taking A Closer Look

Reshoring is a term heard often throughout the modern manufacturing industry. Bringing jobs that were once outsourced to other countries back to the United States is the ultimate goal. The modern manufacturing industry calls for a new kind of workforce, highly skilled and educated, a perfect fit for Americans. Increasing foreign labor costs and an increasingly complex supply chain is enticing businesses to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. but understanding how much progress is being ...

Two (2) Very Different Discussion on Manufacturing: Recruiting and Biotechnology

Today, Lew & Tim talk to guests from two very different businesses. Aaron Schieving is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Lifecycle Biotechnologies which includes Chata Biosystems, VI (6) Plastics and Boval BioSolutions - all manufacturing operations that serve the medical field. Also joining Lew and Tim is Travis Walker, Senior Search Consultant for the Carlisle Group who helps manufacturers find key C-Suite executives who also discusses what is happening in the 'gap' of the ...

OPEC Meets To Discuss Production Cap Extension: Major Announcement Made

Some of the most prominent crude oil producing nations gathered today, Monday 7/24 in St. Petersburg, Russia to discuss the extension of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) production cap. News broke that the production cap could extend beyond next year’s first quarter if prices continue to remain volatile. Beginning on July 1st, 2017 OPEC agreed to put a cap on production, excluding some of their member countries like Nigeria. The production cap agreement did have an ...

US-China Trade Tensions Increase After Lackluster Talks

Officials from the U.S. and China wrapped up their talks on the controversial economic issues that are dividing the nations. Unfortunately, the two countries finished the talks without announcing any breakthroughs on the matters at hand. Few expected much from the talks but even with low expectations the event still held disappointing results, indicating further strains for both sides. It was anticipated before the meetings that at least some small deliverables would be set. Potential new ...

Weekly Wrap Up for July 21st, 2017

Manufacturing is strong in all the major economies, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia (both China and Japan), the UK and the EU. Here from the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray, Senior International Correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio Royce Lowe covering the UK and EU, and Chong Wang, Senior International Correspondent covering Asia as they report on strong results from June and strength leading into the balance of the summer. Then, on Wednes...

White House Details Objectives for Upcoming NAFTA Negotiations

A comprehensive and detailed summary of the objectives for the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been released today. This summary was made available by United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, who also detailed that through the renegotiation of NAFTA the U.S. hopes to find a much better agreement that is fair for all Americans. The ultimate goal of the renegotiation is to improve market access in Canada and Mexico for U.S. manufacturi...

Metal 3D Printing: One Step Forward

Hopes are high that additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, will continue to advance in order to expand modern manufacturers capabilities. There is a host of companies out there doing their part to improve the technology and offer manufacturers equipment that can benefit their operation. One company in particular, Desktop Metal is doing incredible things for 3D printing technology and it could mean big things for industrial manufacturers working with metal. Recently completing a ...

OPEC Drastically Increases 2040 Electric Vehicle Forecast

Electric cars are starting to find their way into the hands of the everyday consumer and the world’s largest oil producers have started to take notice. Seeing this new technology as a huge threat, OPEC quintupled their forecasts for sales of plug in electric vehicles (EVs). According to a study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP Plc. have also revised their predictions this past year. Researchers expect electric based vehicles to reduce oil demand by 8 million ...

S9-E18: Manufacturing Growth Globally in More Than 25 Countries

Manufacturing is strong in all the major economies, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia (both China and Japan), the UK and the EU. Here from the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray, Senior International Correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio Royce Lowe covering the UK and EU, and Chong Wang, Senior International Correspondent covering Asia as they report on strong results from June and strength leading into the balance of the summer. Then, on ...