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Jan 27, 2014

Toyota Shows Faith in Thailand

Last week the company bought land near its existing plant in Chachoengsoa, for future production increase....More
Jan 17, 2014

Why is Virginia's R&D Sector Growing by Leaps and Bounds?

The answer is the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). In 2011 research began for this joint venture between industry and academia....More
Jan 07, 2014

New York's Budget Surplus Good News for Manufacturers

Thanks to a $2 billion state surplus, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that manufacturers will benefit from this positive....More
Can Companies Grow Their Way Out of Corruption?
Dec 05, 2013

Can Companies Grow Their Way Out of Corruption?

While conventional thinking would suggest that once a plant is established in a location the company is unlikely to move, in this case the economic....More
Oct 29, 2013

How Will the Internet of Things Help Manufacturing?

At Cisco’s Internet of Things World Forum, currently being held in Barcelona, Keith Nosbusch, CEO of Rockwell Automation, spoke about the....More
Aug 23, 2013

Can 'Organs-on-a-Chip' Help Create Effective Drugs?

The Organs-on-Chips are tiny, microfluidic devices that are lined by living human cells and mimic complex organ physiology....More
Jul 16, 2013

Attention US Leadership -- Manufacturers Need Real Policy Change to be Competitive

American manufacturing is rising from the ashes, according to a new book, ReMaking America, just released by The Alliance for American....More
May 31, 2013

Let's Be Sure to Thank Foreign Investors

From 2007 to 2012, foreign investment in U.S. manufacturing totaled $493 billion, compared with $270 billion the previous six years, according to the....More
May 21, 2013

Hats Off to SAP for Seeing Innovation in Autism

By announcing that they are hiring people for their skills and what they can contribute to the company, they have forever changed the perception of....More
May 03, 2013

Going From 10 Qualified Candidates to One

   “A manufacturing job posting 20 years ago might have attracted 10 candidates. Today, we’re lucky to get one qualified....More
Apr 19, 2013

Manufacturers Know How to Make Things Happen

Yesterday talking to JB Brown, CEO of Bremen Casting in Indiana, I was reminded of why I admire manufacturers....More
Apr 12, 2013

Does Japan Have a Blank Check to Cheat?

“Haven’t we learned anything from the last decade?" asks industry group. " Large trade imbalances and barriers in autos, auto parts, and other....More
Apr 04, 2013

You Mean the US Military Didn't Have to Buy Domestic Steel?

I must not be paying close enough attention. It would seem to me that the U.S. Department of Defense would be required to buy U.S. steel for its....More
Mar 28, 2013

Reshoring is Not a Trend

So says Michael Heilala of Accenture at the EM Roundtable in the Rockies. Heilala, who as senior principal of the Global Manufacturing Strategic....More
Mar 22, 2013

Looking for $5.9 Billion in Government Funding to Expand in US?

As part of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program, the government has $25 billion to hand out....More
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