Weekly Wrap Up for September 21st, 2018

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Manufacturing Talk Radio senior correspondent Norbert Ore discusses 18 surveys he follows in countries across the globe, as well as many regional surveys in the U.S. to get a forward feel for the mood of manufacturing as seen from new orders and the supply chain. Manufacturers can participate in this survey and gain access to two forward-looking reports each month for free as survey respondents.

Here Are Some of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

Manufacturing Awards FinalistsNJMEP Announces 2018 Manufacturing Awards Finalists

The standout manufacturers of The Garden State have been recognized by their peers and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists. Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, Medium, Large, Young/Startup), Innovator of the Year, and the Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence, during the seventh annual “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day. The event will take place on October 5, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marigold in Somerset, New Jersey. (Read More)

STEAM AwardsComing This Fall To CBS: The Science + Innovation Awards Honoring STEAM Students And Educators

In an effort to make manufacturing more appealing to a generation that is trending away from the growing industry, Manufacturing USA, America Makes, the United States Department of Defense and other announced the Science + Innovation Awards. The awards show will feature Hollywood celebrities and stars in the fields of science and manufacturing in an interactive mashup of pop culture, science and technology. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

Every day on her ride home from work, Cyndi Bray-McDaniel takes time to reflect on her day. As the Plant Manager for Ingersoll Rand’s HVAC Residential facility in Trenton, New Jersey, she asks herself, “What happened today? Was anything misunderstood? What can I do better tomorrow?” It is her examinations, both of others and of self, that have made her the leader she is today. In this episode of Women And Manufacturing, Jennifer McNelly asks Cyndi what her experienced self of today would tell her teenage self? Cyndi’s advice, which includes judge less, ask more questions, be willing to learn and adjust, can be useful to many of us. Tune into “Judge Less–Seek to Understand” to hear more about Cyndi’s journey in manufacturing.