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NAM Taps Industry Leaders for New Board
The NAM team will advocate policies that will grow jobs, attract foreign direct investment, ease the regulatory burden, lead the world in innovation, expand access to global markets and ensure manufacturers have access to a skilled, modern workforce.
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Take Sharp Drop in November - 2014 Still Up
'Despite a downward monthly trend in manufacturing technology orders, we remain bullish on the U.S. industry market overall, with robust factory production and strong performance in the automotive sector.'
Ford Joins DowAksa to Develop New Manufacturing Process for Carbon Fiber
Ford Joins DowAksa to Develop New Manufacturing Process for Carbon Fiber
The two companies will conduct research to develop high-volume manufacturing techniques for automotive-grade carbon fiber .
Complicated Won't Cut It in 2015
In the face of an increasingly complex business environment, manufacturers need to embrace "smart simplicity."
2014 – An Historically Deadly Year in Aviation
2014 – A Historically Deadly Year in Aviation
762 people have lost their lives in seven fatal accidents this year.
Does Your Culture Reward the Lazy Brain?
No matter what product or service you sell, says Edward Hess, you must be in the business of learning, and build a culture where lazy thinking is snuffed out and big thinking is encouraged and rewarded.
ABB  Chooses new Chairman
ABB Chooses New Chairman

ABB (IW 1000/107), a provider of power and automation technologies, announced on Dec. 18 that its Board of Directors unanimously nominated Peter Voser to succeed Hubertus von Grünberg as Chairman.

This action was taken as Chairman Hubertus von Grünberg and Michael Treschow decided not to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors.

NAM's Chad Moutray: Why Manufacturing Optimism is Rising [VIDEO]
What is ahead for US manufacturers in 2015? NAM Chief Economist Chad Moutray offers his forecast for the manufacturing sector.
Strong Manufacturing Production  Predicted for 2015 2016
Strong Manufacturing Production Predicted for 2015, 2016
Over the five-year period from 2015 to 2019, the MAPI Foundation forecasts an average annual increase of 66,800 manufacturing jobs.
Muscle Up - and Lose Weight in the Process
Do you need to lose a few pounds? Okay, enough said. Dr. Brett Osborn has some tips on losing weight and building muscle the safe way.
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Pop Quiz: Assess Your Transformational Leadership
Are you exhibiting the leadership characteristics that lead to a high performance enterprise? This short assessment tool may point you in the right direction.
NAM Chad Moutray Interview 3Q 2014

NAM's Chad Moutray discusses the 3Q 2014 Survey results.

'All Aboard' for Navy includes 3-D Printers
3-D Printers on the "High Seas"
Secrets of Successful Onboarding: Michelin's Sherie Burdett on Employee Retention
Investing in a year-long onboarding process has helped the tire maker keep employees, save money and motivate their workforce.
U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in Fourth Quarter
US Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in Fourth Quarter
Industry group MAPI points out there was a three-month net loss of 40,000 to 100,000 manufacturing jobs.
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