Weekly Wrap Up For March 26th, 2021

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Join John Kennedy, CEO, NJMEP and Alyssa Rodrigues, Director, The Alaska MEP as they discuss how tourism and its decline during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the manufacturing industry in the state of Alaska.


NJMEPNJMEP and AACCNJ Announce They are Teaming to Support Industry Training Credentials and Pre-Apprentice/Apprenticeship Programs

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces they are teaming with the African American Chamber of Commerce New Jersey (AACCNJ) to deliver accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers for jobs in manufacturing and supply chain industries. (Read More)


semiconductor shortageStorms, Semiconductor Shortages Depress Manufacturing

Last month, many parts of the country were impacted by severe winter storms. Texas saw large sections of the state lose power, water, and effectively shut down as a result. Now, a new report by the Federal Reserve shows just what kind of impact these storms had on American manufacturing. (Read More)


electrical gridDepartment of Energy Continues Investments with New Electrical Grind Funding

The Department of Energy just announced plans to invest nearly $53 million into helping manufacturers shift towards more environmentally friendly methods of production. Now, the Department has announced its intentions to do the same in the energy sector, with new investments aimed at improving the American power grid. (Read More)


Tracy Coon,  joins us today to explain that there are so many elements that go into the operationalizing of a manufacturing company. One of the biggest challenges experienced by manufacturing companies is “making sure they have the right product in the right place at the right time.” If you don’t have this under control it can result in a waste of time and money, but luckily there is a company that has the solution to this problem, and most of your other problems too. She explains how Blue Ridge, her software company, helps manufacturing companies optimize their processes, understand and utilize their data, and manage multiple locations. Tracy also talks us through one of her favorite real-world examples of how the Blue Ridge systems improved the processes of a particular company and the positive changes that the company saw as a result. If you think your company’s processes need a revamp, you have come to the right place!