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Manufacturers: You Can Go Home Again

Manufacturers: You Can Go Home Again

Oct 21, 2014

By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch, AmericanManufacturing.org The founder of the Reshoring Initiative on the effort to bring manufacturing back to the US. As president of the nonprofit Reshoring Initiative, Harry Moser works with U.S. companies, government officials and others to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. A friend of the Alliance for...

American Made Matters Day: A Call-to-Action for Consumers

American Made Matters Day: A Call-to-Action for Consumers

Oct 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2014 ADAMSTOWN, P.A. – American Made Matters, an organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of buying American-made products, is holding the 2nd annual American Made Matters Day on November 19th. The purpose of the event is for consumers to buy at least one U.S.-made product on this day, and to...

What Tesla’s Gigafactory Means for U.S. Manufacturing Jobs…

What Tesla’s Gigafactory Means for U.S. Manufacturing Jobs…

Oct 20, 2014

“What Tesla’s Gigafactory Means for U.S. Manufacturing Jobs — and Investors” By Adam Galas, The Motley Fool U.S. manufacturing jobs have taken a beating in the last few decades. Peaking at 19.5 million in 1979, that number had plunged 41% by 2009 as hundreds of companies outsourced production to countries with cheaper labor, such as...

Five Steps to Improved Manufacturing Quality

Five Steps to Improved Manufacturing Quality

Oct 17, 2014

By Jason Piatt, IndustryWeek Good managers seek to contain costs in the manufacturing environment. There is no better cost to eliminate than the cost of poor quality. Scrap material and lost labor hours add no value to the operation. In order to best eliminate these wastes, a strategic approach to quality improvement is essential. By following these five steps,...

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Growth

U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Forecast Solid Growth

Oct 16, 2014

By AP, Manufacturing.net Optimism regarding projected company revenue growth increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Q3 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US.  Survey respondents forecast an average growth rate of 5.6 percent over the next 12 months, up from 5.2 percent in the second...

Put Your Pedal to the 3D Printed Metal

Put Your Pedal to the 3D Printed Metal

Oct 15, 2014

By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part Magazine Race Car Company Solves Product Problem by Working with Metal Components Manufacturer that Invested in New 3D Metal Printer Technology When Zach Morgan, a tech and tuner at English Racing, saw the early 2014 Facebook posting by CEO Gary Cosmer at Metal Technology, Inc. (MTI) about a newly purchased 3D metal printer (3D...