Weekly Wrap Up For July 19th, 2019

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Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys with Strategas Research Partners, and a Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the Strategas Global Survey Insights report of Purchasing Managers Indexes for markets is Europe, Asia, and South America, as well as general economic conditions in the U.S.

Manufacturing boomThe US Economic Boom Is Bringing Jobs Back Home

With 19 straight quarters of sustained growth, the manufacturing industry is enjoying a powerful and long-overdue resurgence. Propelled by innovation, demand, that sweet tax break in 2017 courtesy of a pro-manufacturing administration in the White House, companies are building new factories, hiring employees by the thousands and manufacturers that fled the country years ago are returning in droves. (Read More)

3D Printing in collegeToo Many Jobs, Not Enough Skilled Employees

As manufacturing jobs change from menial, repetitive tasks to more STEM-based job functions the industry is struggling to keep up. According to a report from theNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM), in the first quarter of 2019, 25% of manufacturers reported having to turn down new business due to a lack of skilled employees. Indeed manufacturing has been slow to adapt. (Read More)

Trade TariffsHow Tariffs Are Shaping The Landscape In Manufacturing

As the unusually hot summer of 2019 slogs on, so does the never-ending trade war between the U.S. and China. Tariffs, followed by more tariffs and the threat of even more tariffs dominate the landscape of this seemingly endless stalemate. (Read More)


Women And Manufacturing

On this week’s episode of The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, sat down with a self-made, fearless influencer and leader in the textile industry, Stephanie Benedetto. Through her business, Queen of Raw, Stephanie has found a unique marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, aiming to reduce the amount of wastage and pollution that burning fabric and landfills entail.