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SpaceX’s Latest Test Improves Commercial Spaceflight Progress

Not many people would consider destroying a rocket in mid-flight to be a success. Yet, for those at SpaceX, that’s exactly what they achieved this past Sunday. The test was another important step towards the company’s goal of achieving commercial passenger spaceflight. To conduct the test, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket along with an unmanned Dragon crew capsule. 90 seconds into the ...

Daimler Is Building Electric Garbage Trucks

Group Daimler Trucks & Buses announced this week that they have production-ready, fully electric garbage trucks ready to roll. If you think about it, garbage trucks are perfectly suited for electric power. They travel at low speeds, make frequent stops and need massive torque. A garbage truck’s route, travel distance and stopping points are planned in advance. All the stop-and-go driving ...

USMfgHour: The Next Step in Building a Stronger Industry

Over the past few years U.S. manufacturing has become a growing focus for not only those in the business but a major talking point for politicians as well. With the country’s eyes fixated on this essential industry, it is important to build a strong community of like minded individuals. With the help of Social Media this task has become much more achievable. Thankfully, there are those out ...

NJMEP Receives U.S. Department of Labor Approval to Offer the Registered Logistics Technician Apprenticeship Program

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the Registered Logistics Technician Apprenticeship through the NJMEP Pro-Action Education Network™. "The new Registered Apprenticeship Program complements our existing suite of apprenticeships in Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician (IMPT), Technical Sales ...

Want to Hire a Robot? There’s an Agency for That

MusashiAI launches world’s first robot employment agency. Most manufacturing companies are having trouble finding labor. Often they turn to robots to do the jobs. But even finding robots might be hard. This is where MusahiAI comes in. MusahiAI is a joint venture between SixAI Ltd. of Israel and Musashi Seimitsu of Japan (a Honda Motor Corp. company). On Dec. 23 this joint venture ...

Weekly Wrap Up For January 10th, 2020

Fran Brunelle is the President of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, a company that will walk you through the process of selling your manufacturing company, who shares key insights with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about getting your company ready for sale and going through the process. Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor – 5 Ways to Stop Corporations From Ruining ...

President Donald J. Trump Signs Historic Seven-Year Long-Term Reauthorization of EXIM

Legislation Focuses EXIM on Meeting Challenges from China Washington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump signed legislation today that reauthorized the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for a historic length of seven years. The bipartisan legislation approved by Congress achieved two important goals: providing certainty to American businesses and workers that EXIM is fully open for ...

Commercial Supersonic Flight Is Ready For A Comeback

It’s been more than 15 years since the last commercial supersonic flight. The Concorde fleet of 14 aircraft ferried passengers across the Atlantic at speeds 3 times that of regular commercial aircraft. The problem was they could never make any money doing it. The big problem was fuel. Concorde burned a lot of very expensive fuel to maintain supersonic speeds. In addition to the fuel costs and ...

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) Employees and Board Members Recognized in NJBIZ Power 50 in Manufacturing

      The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) employees and several Board members are recognized in NJBIZ Power 50 in Manufacturing.    Amongst the 50 honorees are, John W. Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO, NJMEP; Patricia Moran, Ph.D., Director of Apprenticeships, NJMEP; Peter C. Connolly, President, ShockTech Inc., and Chairman of the NJMEP Board; Mitch Cahn, CEO, ...