Weekly Wrap Up for June 15th, 2017

Max Christenson, Digital Sales and Marketing for AirFreight.bid joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss a new platform for managing airfreight costs and analysis. It may be better than anything you have ever used before! Then hear from Charlie Spies, Chief Executive Officer of CEI Capital Management, which creates and preserves good jobs and improves the quality of life in rural, low-income communities across America by providing access to project capital through New Markets Tax Credits. It is inspiring to hear that rural America has not been forgotten and just may represent a great source of jobs and products for tomorrow. You won’t hear the main stream media talk about the dedicated efforts of people like Max Christenson and Charlie Spies!

Here Are Some Of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

Rockwell Automation TechED 2017: Manufacturing Education

Rockwell Automation kicked off their TechED 2017 event this Sunday and this week-long training experience plays an important role as the manufacturing industry continues to advance. The Rockwell Automation TechED event trains end-users, system integrators, distributors, partners, machine builders and even Rockwell Automation’s own technical and sales staff on the latest products and technology solutions available. The classroom environment and expert advisors help business leaders and software users gain a deep understanding how the Integrated Architecture system enables companies to get ahead in the competitive business landscape. (Read More)


Trump’s Plans for ‘Workforce Development Week’ Begin

After a long week of President Trump focusing on the nation’s infrastructure, it appears that he is refocusing his efforts on American Jobs. The focal point of his campaign was bringing attention to this important subject. “We want to get back to running our great country,” (http://bit.ly/2sxyuQG) Trump said at a White House news conference on Friday. (Read More)


Booth 1935 is WESTEC 2017’s Ultimate Productivity Destination

Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is thrilled to once again be attending WESTEC 2017. Their location at Booth 1935 will display software and hardware solutions to help manufacturers increase productivity, OEE, and profits without buying new machines or downsizing their workforce in order to afford upgrades. (Read More)


Why Apprenticeships Are Vital For The U.S. Manufacturing Industry

One of the biggest concerns the manufacturing industry continues to face is the widening skills gap. With new manufacturing technologies requiring a different skill set, the skills gap is growing faster than ever. Currently a powerful and often overlooked tool that needs to be embraced by more manufacturers is apprenticeships. These programs have long been used by other countries to help expand the workforce and now President Trump wants to use them to help the U.S. bolster its own manufacturing talent pool. (Read More)