Manufacturing Combats Workforce Uncertainties

Stakeholders throughout the country are unrolling exceptional training programs.
By Rachel Duran

Photo Courtesy AmSkills

The numbers tell the story. Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. The National Association of Manufacturers says 12 million Americans are directly…

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Wisconsin Secures a Sustainable Future in Manufacturing

Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative positions the state as a nationwide leader.

Caption: Through controlled experimentation following the PSI diagnosis, Gordon Aluminum increased its product yield by 18 percent by changing the design of their die. Photo: Gordon Aluminum

By Lee Swindall

Cultivating sustainable business practices is incredibly important, not only…

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Manufacturing Inspires Youth to Make A Difference

Students and instructors from Franklin County Career and Technology Center in southern Pennsylvania toured the Volvo Trucks Group facility in Hagerstown, Maryland in October 2013 as part Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event that connects students with manufacturers. Photo: David Bohrer/National Association of Manufacturers

By Rachel Duran

Manufacturing Day showcases…

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The Impact of Robots on the Labor Market’s Evolution

By Dr. Charlie Grantham

Are you ready for when R2-D2 comes to your town?

One of the major trends, which blend demographic changes with technology advances, is the onward march toward greater automation in our economy. That’s a fancy way of saying, “The robots are coming.” And they…

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Reshoring Essential to Manufacturing’s Renaissance

By Harry Moser and Millar Kelley

Reshoring is a direct solution to supply chain challenges.

General Electric’s appliance division in Louisville, Kentucky, is the poster child of reshoring. The division started the return of its manufacturing to the United States with its water heater product line. In contrast to…

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