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Gruppo Fanti Set to Build First U.S. Based Manufacturing Plant

When it comes to overseas manufacturing, many are used to hearing about companies shifting production away from the United States. However, trends have been somewhat shifting in recent times, and several different companies have been exploring ideas about establishing their first U.S. based expansions. Now, it seems that Gruppo Fanti will be the next company to do so, this time in West Virginia...

Warehouse Modernization Sees New Future in Automation

Warehouses have always been a major component of the manufacturing process, and with the rise of ecommerce, their value has only increased. Orders are expected to be completed in just days or even hours rather than weeks, and the number of products which need to be managed have risen while the labor pool continues to shrink. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused ecommerce sales to rise to ...

UTSA Launches Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute

As manufacturing continues to modernize and incorporate new technologies, it also increases the risk of cybercriminals attempting to exploit these new systems and the perceived lack of experience on the company’s end. As such, cybersecurity has become an ever-growing need, and now the University of Texas at San Antonio is launching a new institute to meet these needs. The new Cybersecurity ...

Current Trends Point to “Mobile-First” Communication for Manufacturing

The impacts of Covid-19 have caused many industries and businesses to adapt to or accelerate trends, like remote work and supply chain relocation. In particular, communication is one area that is seeing a change in how manufacturers approach it. Traditionally, many manufactures operate with a static top-down structure: orders and information are passed down through the company in a specific, ...

Europe Plans Massive 25-fold Increase in Offshore Wind Capacity

The switch from conventional fossil fuels to greener, renewable sources has been occurring for some time. Many companies have taken initiatives to become carbon neutral, and in turn several countries have also outlined plans to do the same. Now, in a rather large step, the European Union is planning to massively increase their offshore wind capacity. According to the new plans, the EU plans to ...

Weekly Wrap Up For November 20th, 2020

 Norbert Ore, Director of Industry surveys for Strategas Securities LLP discusses purchasing conditions in Europe, Asia, South America, and areas of the U.S. that reflect a fairly positive restart, at least for the U.S. economy. New Industrials Earnings Help Shed Light on U.S. Economy Covid-19 had impacted the economies of countries all over the world, and the U.S has been no ...

Ford Shows Renewed Interest in Getting into EV Batteries

While companies like Tesla are known for their electric cars, they’re also regarded for their advancements in electric vehicle battery technology. While other auto manufacturers are beginning to compete with them in the auto market, very few have signaled that they plan to also start producing their own batteries as well. However, in a new reversal, Ford is signaling that they may be interested ...

New European Lockdowns Snap Oil’s Win-Streak

Oil prices have been quite tumultuous during the Covid-19 pandemic, with demand hitting record lows across the globe. However, recent attempts at recovery have helped prices climb back to more stable levels. Now, rising cases of Covid-19 and a new set of lockdowns in Europe has ended oil’s three-day win-streak and raises new concerns over another drop in prices. On Thursday, Brent crude fell ...

New Industrials Earnings Help Shed Light on U.S. Economy

Covid-19 had impacted the economies of countries all over the world, and the U.S has been no exception. Many companies saw a decline in their industrial and manufacturing capacities due to lockdowns, and concerns over another wave of them has left some worried about how they impact recovery efforts. Some newly released industrials earnings now help give a picture of where the economy is at, and ...

Weekly Wrap Up For November 6th, 2020

Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for October 2020. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio. U.S. Economy Expanding At The Fastest Rate On ...