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Manufacturing Industry Posts Net Job Gain Of Over 284,000

The manufacturing industry had plenty of reason to celebrate this December, finishing an already stellar year by adding an additional 32,000 jobs to the sector. Bringing manufacturing jobs back to America was a top priority for President Trump in his 2016 campaign and it is clear that he has made good on his promises. According to the  Bureau Of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing industry ...

Shakeup Continues at GM With Announcement of New President

General Motors announced in a press release this morning that Mark Reuss, former executive vice president for global product development will become GM’s president, effective immediately. In his new role, Reuss will not only run the Cadillac division, but also the Global Product Group and the quality team. Mr. Reuss is no stranger to the top spot at GM as his father, Lloyd Reuss, was president ...

Helping Small Manufacturers Meet DoD Minimum Cybersecurity Requirements

In an effort to help small manufacturers meet the the Department of Defense (DoD) minimum cybersecurity requirements, the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence (FME) has put together a group of services and resources. These resources aim to make the daunting process of making sure small contractors are in compliance, which has become a problem for some. According to John Lloyd, chairman ...

Apple Expands U.S. Operations With Their New Billion Dollar Campus in Austin

The city of Austin, Texas may have missed out on being selected by Amazon for their new headquarters, but they can take some solace in Apple’s decision to build a massive, $1 billion campus in Austin, adding to the 2 Apple facilities already located in the city. The new 133-acre project will make Apple the largest private employer in the city, initially adding 5,000 employees to the over ...

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey

Monday’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey showed minor slow-down in manufacturing growth in December so far. The Empire State Manufacturing index, compiled using survey results from 200 manufacturers in New York, evaluates business conditions in the state. Any reading above 0.0 is indicative of improving conditions, while anything below indicates worsening conditions. The latest number was ...

Demand For Cutting Tools Remains High

Manufacturing in America continues to soar and there are strong indications that this trend will continue. The latest Cutting Tool Market Report, jointly compiled by the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and the Association For Manufacturing Technology shows that U.S. manufacturers purchased $223.46 million in cutting tools in October 2018. This number represents a 6.1% increase over September 2018 and ...

San Francisco Robotics Company Expanding In 2019

Bright Machines has announced plans to open an office in Seattle next year as part of manufacturing’s march towards a more automated future.The expansion includes the hiring of Amazon’s former senior software engineering leader on Amazon’s Alexa and Amazon Cloud Drive Nick Ciubotariu as their SVP of software engineering. Founded by former executives from 3D software company Autodesk and ...

Trucking Jobs Continue To Increase, Driver Shortage Continues

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that transportation jobs increased yet again in November after substantial gains in both September and October. The trucking subsector saw an increase of over 4,500 jobs in November, putting total trucking jobs up almost 33,000 for 2018. Couriers and messengers account for the largest group with almost 10,000 jobs added. Warehousing/storage jobs increased ...

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 ...

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 ...