Weekly Wrap Up For November 30th, 2018

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Jason Burt from EHIIP Consulting discusses the issues that arise when companies are challenged by growth.  Lean Manufacturing is a methodology to help organizations create a self-sustaining, continuous improvement culture that addresses immediate issues and enables the resolution of future strategic initiatives surrounding growth, including maintaining quality, managing the labor expense, controlling COGS, and overcoming the push-back to change so that growth actually results in greater profitability, not just more revenue that yields equal or less bottom-line profit.  Lew and Tim discuss real-world examples with Jason, whether the company has 10 employees or vastly more people on staff.

General MotorsGM Announces It’s Closing 5 Factories in North America and Cutting 15 Percent of Its Workforce in 2019

General Motors announced today that 5 manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada will be closing, in what the company referred to as an effort to continue “Transforming the global enterprise to advance the company’s vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion.” This marks the most substantial restructuring since the company filed for bankruptcy 10 years ago. (Read More)

SpaceX in orbitSpaceX Receives FCC’s Blessing To Launch Over 7,000 Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has received the green light to put over 7,000 new satellites in orbit. In a press release dated November 15th, the FCC announced that SpaceX will, as part of a four-company collective, deploy and operate the satellites in a non-geostationary, very-low Earth orbit. The other 3 companies involved are Kepler Communications, Inc., Telesat Canada, and LeoSat MA, Inc. The total number of devices deployed will be nearly 12,000. (Read More)

Toyo Tire manufacturingToyo Tire To Build New Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Toyo Tires will invest over $138 million in a new manufacturing facility in Cartersville. The plant will hire more than 150 new, full-time jobs. (Read More)


Women And Manufacturing

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest host Amy Nicklaus, managing partner of Nicklaus Marketing in Morristown NJ. For her first show she interviews Brand Specialist, Blog Maven and Author of her new book, Shine Through The Noise, Akasha Garnier.  They discuss Akasha’s new book, how she got to where she is today and where she might or might not be going tomorrow.