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Top 4 Non-Tech Manufacturing Trends in 2018

In celebration of the approaching new year, let’s take a look at the non-technology trends that will follow the industry into 2018. Manufacturers are beginning to become much more modern, not only in terms of the technology they use but the way they view their business as a whole. From innovative ways to bridge the skills gap to a renewed sense of company culture, these businesses are taking ...

Weekly Wrap Up for December 15th, 2017

Michael Wildes, managing partner with Wildes and Weinberg P.C., a 3rd  generation immigration law firm that has  clients including First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and other talented artists, discusses DACA and our broken immigration system. ...

Finisar Next Investment for Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple awards another company funds from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. This time they’ve recognized Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation, job creation and American manufacturers. This will allow Finisar to significantly increase its R&D spending and high volume ...

Top 5 States for Manufacturing

The U.S. manufacturing industry has taken impressive strides forward in the past few years. Employment is picking up, the economy is recovering and the industry as a whole is becoming much more advanced. As U.S. manufacturing continues to improve, let’s take a look at these 5 great states doing their part to breathe new life into the now flourishing manufacturing industry. Georgia With ...

GE Breaks Their Own Turbine Efficiency Record

GE just broke the net efficiency record of its own gas turbine the HA, which was already widely heralded as the most efficient technology of its kind. Using new additive manufacturing methods, GE was able to beat the previous record which stood at 63.7% efficiency. The HA reached 64%, which was recently discovered under certain conditions at a test plant in Greenville, South Carolina. The company ...

Manufacturing in 2018: 5 Technologies Making A Difference

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to look at the incoming technology trends revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Each year businesses are forced to deal with a plethora of disruptive trends claiming to be the next big thing. However as time goes on, more and more of these trends actually become critical components helping businesses increase their competitive advantage and ...

The Jobs Report Is In: Manufacturing Industry Celebrates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report and it had some fantastic news to share about the manufacturing industry. The National Association of Manufacturers was excited to present the report to show manufacturing is on the right path forward. United States manufacturing faced some hard times in 2008 when markets crashed all around the world. Mass layoffs and a damaged ...

Weekly Wrap Up for December 8th, 2017

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business – the NMI – joined Manufacturing Talk Radio host Tim Grady to discuss the ongoing strength of the non-manufacturing sector, which comprises 88% of the U.S. economy according to the ISM. This sector has averaged 57.0 for the last 12 months and like the PMI is in a strong run of ...

Forget the Horses: Anheuser-Busch Invests in the Tesla Semi

Anheuser-Busch is foregoing their Clydesdales this holiday season and instead are putting 40 of Tesla’s electric semi trucks on pre-order. The Budweiser producer hopes that this move will help reduce fuel costs and emissions throughout their supply chain. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s U.S. subsidiary plans on using the trucks for shipments to wholesalers within 150 to 200 miles of its brewery ...

How Can the Manufacturing Industry Continue to Improve? The Results Are In

Digital technologies have reshaped the way manufacturers view their industry. From cloud-based solutions to mobile applications, there are a host of opportunities available to manufacturing businesses of all sizes. As the technology begins to mature, they become more reliable and affordable. However, when looking at the current state of the industry the question remains if manufacturers are ready ...