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Will Technology Gain Critical Mass in 2020?

December 6, 2019 According to an Industry Week article, recent predictions say we are headed into the year where technology gains critical mass!  That is truly exciting for manufacturers as people and robots work in collaboration to achieve profitable growth and success. Of course it isn't all about [...]

Celebrating Manufacturing Day and Its Impact

October 3, 2019 In our Manufacturing month Profit through People newsletter, we discussed the relevance of manufacturing on the economy, jobs and quality of life. For example, for every $1 spent in manufacturing, $1.82 is added to the economy which is the HIGHEST multiplier effect of any economic sector. [...]

Which State Has the Most Manufacturing? The Answer Might Surprise You…

According to an Industry Week article on the US 500: Top Manufacturing States, which state is #1 in terms of having the most manufacturing headquarters? California! Certainly, CA is not a manufacturing-friendly state in most places (although there is an initiative to create an advanced manufacturing consortium of excellence in [...]

Manufacturing is On the Move

July 25, 2019 Reshoring was at record levels in 2018! Manufacturers are starting to return as they see the total costs of offshoring combined with the rising costs in China and improved competitiveness of the U.S. According to an Industry Week article by Harry Moser, almost 1400 companies announced [...]

Industry Week’s Salary Survey Finds Good Morale Yet Not Higher Wages

According to Industry Week's salary survey, almost 70% of respondents are "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their current job yet salaries took a 6% dip since last year.   I wonder if the baby boomer retirement ramp up is impacting these numbers as the survey finds that the people with [...]

According to the Industry Week U.S. 500, Manufacturing is STRONG!

August 30, 2018 According to the Industry Week U.S. 500 (America's largest manufacturers), manufacturing is STRONG!  In fact, the author uses the words VERY STRONG - most likely the largest opportunity for manufacturing since the end of World War II.   Now that is saying something.... The economy is strong [...]

The Highest Number of Factory Jobs Since 2008!

April 11, 2018 According to Industry Week, we have the highest number of factory jobs since 2008!  We have reached over 12.6 million people employed by the sector.  This is all the more impressive when we consider the significant rate of automation and deployment of technological advances occurring the [...]

Manufacturing is HOT

February 6, 2018 In the last week, not only have there been several articles about the positive strides manufacturing is making but it also has come up in several presentations we've attended such as the economic forecast.  Here is a compilation of just a few of the HOT topics [...]

Tariff News & Impacts….Whirlpool Adds People; LG Raises Price

January 25, 2018 Trump just announced that the U.S. would impose a tariff up to 50% on large residential washing machines.  Almost immediately, the news started to emerge.  According to an Industry Week article, Whirlpool plans to add around 200 jobs in their Ohio facility and announced plans to [...]

Global Manufacturers Struggle to Keep Up with Demand – Are You?

January 9, 2018 According to an Industry Week article, factories across the globe are showing signs of strain in keeping up with demand.  China, Germany, France, Canada, the UK and the US all show that capacity might not be keeping up with supply.  In fact, the U.S. reading from [...]

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