year : 2018 291 results

CNCMachines.net Encourages Vets to Consider Manufacturing Careers with Intro of Scholarship Program

Throughout 2018, a Florida-based used CNC machine dealer has been putting its money where its mouth is to support the longevity of the American manufacturing industry – this time with introduction of Veteran to Machinist – a scholarship program exclusively for veterans. CNCMachines.net this week announced it will award three $1,000 scholarships to veterans who want to pursue careers as machinists. To qualify, veterans simply submit copies of their record of service (DD214), along ...

Apparel Manufacturer To Expand Facility, Adds 400 New Jobs

New Jersey apparel manufacturer Suuchi Inc. has not only chosen to remain in the Garden State but also to expand their manufacturing facility, creating over 400 new manufacturing jobs. In an environment that has seen many businesses flee the state in favor of more business-friendly states like North Carolina, Suuchi Inc.’s choice to remain and expand is kind of a big deal. The woman-owned company — and one of the few remaining apparel manufacturers in the U.S. worked closely with the ...

Battery Manufacturer To Open New Plant In Georgia

SK Innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, have announced their plans for a new manufacturing facility in Jackson County, Georgia. The batteries manufactured at the new facility will produce batteries for both Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors hybrid-electric vehicles. The new plant will be built at a total cost of $1.67 billion and be built in two phases. The initial facility will be a 1,000,000 square foot factory employing over ...

Weekly Wrap Up For November 30th, 2018

Jason Burt from EHIIP Consulting discusses the issues that arise when companies are challenged by growth.  Lean Manufacturing is a methodology to help organizations create a self-sustaining, continuous improvement culture that addresses immediate issues and enables the resolution of future strategic initiatives surrounding growth, including maintaining quality, managing the labor expense, controlling COGS, and overcoming the push-back to change so that growth actually results in greater ...

Toyo Tire To Build New Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Toyo Tires will invest over $138 million in a new manufacturing facility in Cartersville. The plant will hire more than 150 new, full-time jobs. "As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth," said Deal. "Toyo Tires is a valued member of Georgia's family of innovative automotive manufacturers and suppliers, and it's clear that the ...

SpaceX Receives FCC’s Blessing To Launch Over 7,000 Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has received the green light to put over 7,000 new satellites in orbit. In a press release dated November 15th, the FCC announced that SpaceX will, as part of a four-company collective, deploy and operate the satellites in a non-geostationary, very-low Earth orbit. The other 3 companies involved are Kepler Communications, Inc., Telesat Canada, and LeoSat MA, Inc. The total number of devices deployed will be nearly 12,000. The program, called Starlink, will operate the ...

GM Announces It’s Closing 5 Factories in North America and Cutting 15 Percent of Its Workforce in 2019

General Motors announced today that 5 manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada will be closing, in what the company referred to as an effort to continue “Transforming the global enterprise to advance the company’s vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion.” This marks the most substantial restructuring since the company filed for bankruptcy 10 years ago. The statement, released Monday, November 26th read in part: “In the past four years, GM has refocused capital ...