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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 […]

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GM

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 […]

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Cyber Security

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. […]

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Apple

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 […]

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Empire State Manufacturing Survey

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 […]

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Cutting Tool Demand

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 […]

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Bright machines expanding

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 […]

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Truck driver shortage

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 […]

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CNC Operator

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. […]

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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 […]

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SK Innovation

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 […]

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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 […]

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Toyo Tire manufacturing

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,” […]

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SpaceX in orbit

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., […]

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General Motors

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 […]

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