Weekly Wrap Up for October 5th, 2017

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’S Manufacturing Report on Business discusses the eye-popping Purchasing Manager’s Index number followed by Chris Kuehl, Chief Economist for the FMA International and the NACM.org who reveals a Golden Nugget on the air with co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Both interviews provide revelations not heard anywhere on main stream media!

Here Are This Week’s Top Stories in Manufacturing

American Star Program: A New Way To Look At American Manufacturing

A Pennsylvania congressman introduced a bill and it could mean a new label on American-manufactured products. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown wants to create a label to help customers distinguish which goods were made in an American factory and to what extent. The Made in America Act of 2017 will develop the ‘American Star Program’ which is a voluntary initiative where manufacturers can qualify for special labeling to be featured on their products. The bill was revealed this week and is being co-sponsored by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat. (Read More)


Tesla’s Model 3 Production Misses Initial Q3 Predictions

Tesla Inc. missed the ambitious third quarter production predictions for the Model 3 sedan. This left many customers, investors and analysts worried that the automotive manufacturer won’t be able to meet any of their future targets for the electric car. (Read More)

 


Celebrating Manufacturing Day with NJMEP & MFG Talk Radio

Every October, manufacturer’s come together to celebrate and pass on knowledge about the modern manufacturing industry and all it has to offer. This year is no exception as manufacturers prepare to open their doors and show the world how far they have come. Events are taking place all over the country from manufacturing enterprises to educational institutions, Manufacturing Day continues to gain momentum. This year, MFG Talk Radio is getting ready to celebrate the day with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) in Bridgewater, New Jersey. (Read More)


Rolls Royce Partners With AMAZE to Advance Metal 3D Printing

Rolls Royce is making an attempt to speed up the adoption of metal 3D printing for the manufacturing industry. The center for the research is being done at a prestigious facility that has been the source of many advancements across science and technology. These developments include the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a deeper understanding of HIV and finding a way for scientist to unwrap complex protein receptors. (Read More)