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A Closer Look At The U.S. Oil Industry: What It Means For Manufacturing

The Oil industry has been on everybody’s minds for the past few years. From terrifying lows to unexpected cooperation from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), no one really know’s what the future may hold. With the commodity facing its first weekly loss in a month, many are wondering what could be the cause. […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for April 21st, 2017

Senior International Correspondents Chad Moutray, Norbert Ore, Chong Wang and Royce Lowe join hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the continuing upbeat economic reports around the world, although some pockets show some weakness that may be only temporary. Tune in to hear if your supply chain or customer base might be affected positively or negatively […]

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Deep Sea Mining: The Next Frontier

For decades those in search of oil have gone far offshore to harvest the natural resource, however mining in deep waters was still out of reach. A treasure trove of minerals lies beneath the ocean waves but environmental concerns and technology constraints kept them at arm’s length. Now businesses are beginning to take the leap […]

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Tesla’s Electric Semi: Musk’s Plan to Disrupt Another Industry

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk jumped on Twitter on Thursday, April 13th to unveil the company’s plan to release an electric semi truck. Although the official reveal isn’t until September, Musk sounded optimistic about the upcoming project saying “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” While the CEO’s positive attitude is a good sign, […]

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Manufacturing Tax Reform: What Needs To Be Done

Manufacturing businesses small and large all struggle to maintain their competitive edge in the current high tax environment. When looking at data from the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in 2014 the combined federal and state statutory corporate tax rate for the United States was 39.1%. On average, the other members of the […]

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Apple Ready To Make Their Debut In The World of Automotives

The automotive industry is transforming almost as fast as the manufacturers tasked with assembling the vehicles. From self-driving cars to electric vehicles, no one is sure what the future will hold for the industry. One thing is certain, there will be more automotive manufacturers making their way to the industry. The next company to make […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For April 14th, 2017

Gary Brooks, Chief Marketing Officer with Syncron joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss how Syncron helps OEM manufacturers develop their ‘after-sale’ service at dealerships by improving availability of the right part at the right price at the right time with parts inventory control that improves profitability and completion of service repairs that […]

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The Export-Import Bank Catches the Eye Of President Trump

The Export-Import Bank is an important topic of discussion for those in the manufacturing industry here in the United States. Only able to accept loans under $10 million, it has seriously hindered business for U.S. manufacturers. Companies like Boeing Co and General Electric Co began moving operations overseas to benefit from foreign governments Credit Agencies […]

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Keep Your Manufacturing Workforce Safe: 4 Tips To Help Improve

Preventing workplace injuries must be a top priority for anyone working in manufacturing. From business owners to the individuals on the shop floor, a safe work environment benefits everyone. Manufacturing has come so far from it’s early days, but there is still much work to be done. Below we will offer four tips on how […]

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SME Education Foundation & NASA Collaborate To Bridge The Manufacturing Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry continues to struggle with the ever present skills gap. Modern manufacturing is often perceived by the public as an outdated industry, unable to offer the fulfillment they desire. Now, new technological advancements have brought the industry into the 21st century and it’s a perfect industry for the younger workforce. However, all this […]

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Elon Musk’s Renewable Energy Initiative: Manufactures Stand To Gain

Elon Musk is well known for his work with electric vehicles, pioneering the first, truly practical and highly sought after electric car. Now he wants to take his sustainable efforts to new heights with the development of solar roof tiles. It may sound like a common idea, solar panels on a roof, but it goes […]

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3D Printed Titanium on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner: Cutting Costs and Breaking Barriers

Boeing is taking a modern approach to help reduce costs of their 787 Dreamliner. The aerospace manufacturer hired Norsk Titanium AS to print structural titanium parts for the aircraft and both the Norwegian 3D printing company and Boeing are excited about the partnerships potential. Norsk estimates that they could help Boeing cut $2 million to […]

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Toyota: Investing in the Future of American Manufacturing

Toyota announced today that it will be investing more than $1.3 billion in its expansive plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. This factory, where the iconic Camry is built, is their largest operation across the globe and the money will be going toward a massive retooling effort to expedite vehicle manufacturing. None of the money is going […]

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U.S. Oil & Gas Rig Count Rises: Manufacturing Industry Benefits

The global oil market remains volatile and the current geopolitical situation is only leading to more questions and uncertainty. Baker Hughes recently released their report on the U.S. oil rig count and it shows continued growth. With the oil prices rising around the globe, the U.S. has been quick to reestablish their domestic oil production […]

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Top 3 Reasons Manufacturing Jobs are for Millennials

Reasons You Can Give the Younger Generation as to Why it’s a Great Field to Work in. La Mesa, CA (March 16th, 2017) – The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are well aware of. One […]

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