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Episode 398: Will Manufacturing Gain Steam Globally in 2020?

Today’s Episode Senior Correspondent Norbert Ore joins host Tim Grady to discuss the international manufacturing picture of purchasing manager's indexes from 18 countries, including the EU, Asia, and South America. With the trade deals being signed, will manufacturing grow in 2020? Today's Guest Guest Norbert Ore Global Purchasing Managers Surveys, Director, Head of Industry Surveys, [...]

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 […]

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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 Representative, IMPT Food, and IMPT CNC,” said […]

Robot Agency

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

Workers unite

Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor – 5 Ways to Stop Corporations From Ruining the Future of Work

About the author Former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich. (photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star) Artificial intelligence, robots, and other advanced technologies are already transforming the world of work – and their impact is just beginning. They’ll grow the economy and make it more efficient. But unless American workers are involved, that growth and technological change will [...]
Lack Of Sales Isn't Your Problem

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 […]

Suiso Frontier

The World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Ship

For the first time ever, liquefied hydrogen can be transported overseas in large quantities thanks to Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The Suiso Frontier launched from the Kobe Works shipyard this week as part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ continuing sustainable development goals. Until now the international demand for hydrogen did not justify the significant cost of transporting […]

Skills Gap

NJMEP Receives Approval For New Apprenticeship Program

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the first registered Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician (CNC) Apprenticeship Program in the State of New Jersey through the NJMEP Pro-Action Education Network™. “NJMEP developed an innovative, nationally approved Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program that is discovering—and then […]

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Ford And McDonalds Use Coffee To Make Car Headlights

With consumer concern over pollution and carbon emissions, companies large and small have made every effort to clean up their act. Some of their efforts have been mostly symbolic PR efforts with little or no actual affect their carbon footprint. Some have really dug deep to find ways to develop new sustainable materials that are […]

SPACE 3D Makes Large-Scale SLA 3D Printing Affordable for Everyone

An exciting new entry into the desktop 3D printing category is giving users the power of SLA printing in an easy-to-use, high-performance, stylish design. Stereolithography (SLA) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion. Now, beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike can […]

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Trump Imposes Tariffs on Brazil And Argentina

In a move that surprised everyone, President Trump announced Monday via Twitter (how else?) that he would be imposing metal tariffs on both Brazil and Argentina. The tweet read in part “Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries.” Back in […]

Vietnam Investment Lags

US-Vietnam Trade Accelerating But Direct Investment Lags Behind

Michael Ryan, Associate Director at IHS Markit recently appeared as a guest on the Manufacturing Matters podcast to talk about the US manufacturing sector balance sheet. Below is an article just published by Mr. Ryan on US-Vietnam trade relations in the wake of the US-China trade war. To listen to Mr. Ryan's interview with Manufacturing Matters Host Cliff Waldman, [...]


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