Weekly Wrap Up For June 15th, 2018

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Jason McNew, CEO of Stronghold Cybersecurity joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss cybersecurity threats to U.S. manufacturing, data for sale on the dark web, and other security concerns for business and industry online.

Here Are Some Of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

jobs increaseThe Boom Continues as the Manufacturing Sector Adds a 18,000 Jobs in May

Statistics from the Bureau of Labor indicated that a total of 18,000 jobs were added in the manufacturing sector. This is the eighth month in a row of continued growth in manufacturing in the US. There were a total of 12.673 million jobs in the manufacturing sector in May compared to 12.655 million positions in April and a substantial increase over the 12.414 million in May 2017. Total jobs in the non-farm sector also increased by 223,000 in May which is far higher than the 188,000 additional jobs which most economists had predicted. (Read More)

President of All Metals & Forge Group, Lew Weiss, Predicts Negative Impact Of Recent Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

Lew Weiss, MFG Talk Radio host and President of All Metals & Forge Group, appeared on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business. Weiss broke down the effects that steep tariffs on steel and aluminum will have on both manufacturers and consumers. The United States government enforced a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. (Read More)

BoeingBoeing Makes Good on $100 Million Pledge

Boeing is making good on their pledge to spend $100 million on workforce development programs. In an announcement on June 4th the aerospace and technology giant stated that they are partnering with Degreed.com to provide employees access to online education, certification and degree programs. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

What can women do to set themselves up for success in traditionally male-dominated fields? Learn to play golf! Why? If that’s the historical norm in your industry, men will appreciate the effort to embrace their traditions – and women will learn more about their colleagues than in any meeting! That’s some of the real-world, in-the-trenches advice shared by Anne Bigane Wilson, President of Bigane Paving, a fourth generation family firm specializing in asphalt paving, and Ogden Avenue Materials, Inc., an asphalt manufacturing plant, based on her decades of experience as an engineer and then owner of her businesses. Join Anne and host Barbara Trautlein, Chief Catalyst at Change Catalysts, as they explore how women can help themselves and help other women have enriching careers they love.