Hot Manufacturing Stories Through the Years: 1970 to 1994

Feb. 5, 2015
A look back offers surprising glimpses of the future.

The more things change, as the saying goes, the more they stay the same.

Such is the finding with this brief glance at cover stories from IndustryWeek's first 25 years. We find in 1970 a cover story bemoaning soaring medical costs and calls for a national health-care system structured like social security. In '77, a story about the shortage of skilled workers. Several features announcing the breathtaking technology breakthroughs -- remember when CAD/CAM and personal computers were new? -- and competition from emerging Asian countries.


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