Weekly Wrap Up For November 15th, 2019

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Splar panelsOne Of America’s Largest Solar Manufacturers Changes Direction

SunPower Corp, one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels has spun off its manufacturing business to focus on roof-top solar panel installation. The new manufacturing arm, named Maxeon Solar, will be headquartered in Singapore with manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, France, Malaysia, and Mexico. The CEO of SunPower’s Technologies business unit Jeff Waters has been named Maxeon Solar’s CEO. (Read More)

Dr. Chris Kuehl, a managing partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence and chief economist for several non-profit organizations including the FMA and FIA, joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the current Credit Manager’s Index issued by the National Association of Credit Managers, as well as the outlook for the U.S. economy in view of world and local events.

As industry becomes more technologically sophisticated in manufacturing, some “simple machines” will remain ever-present, like carts that actually contribute to lean manufacturing. Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to tout the features and benefits of industrial cart and conveyor solutions.

This week on The WAM Podcast, hosts, Andrea and Desiree give their imaginary 28-year-old selves some advice for maintaining great relationships and excelling in the workplace. Sometimes, especially as young people, we can get caught up in the wrong definition of what it means to be excelling at our job. Maybe we got a little bit of authority and started making too many big changes too early on, or maybe we focused on a task at hand at the expense of asking someone how their day was going.