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Wausau Daily Herald The Heavy Metal Tour is quickly becoming a tradition, as this week for the third year thousands of eighth-graders from more than 30 central Wisconsin high schools got a chance to tour various local manufacturing facilities, to see for themselves the cool, high-tech work that manufacturing has become.
The Huffington Post The boom in U.S. natural gas production from shale formations, enabled by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques lumped under the label of "fracking," has come like a valentine for U.S. manufacturers. Natural gas from shale has injected new life into the U.S. chemical industry and has begun to bolster energy-intensive manufacturing sectors such as aluminum, steel, paper, glass and food.
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Gleason Corporation
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Wichita Business Journal Growth in manufacturing wages nationwide lags behind overall wage gains for private-sector workers, but a few states are seeing robust increases in pay for manufacturing workers.
Manufacturing Business Technology New research from Ipanema Technologies and Loudhouse reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.
The Detroit News This week, business leaders will gather in Detroit to secure, sustain and extend America’s manufacturing comeback. Of course, Detroit, Wayne County and Michigan as a whole have suffered job losses across the board in recent years.
Hunting Dearborn, Inc.
IndustryWeek Facilities with outdated equipment, disengaged workers, and a correspondingly meager order book can exact a terrible toll. According to a study by the Center for American Progress, turnover costs roughly 21% of the average employee’s salary. Here are five tips for better engaging the workers you’ll need to turn around your troubled factory. First developed in the 1970s, three-dimensional printing—creating objects by layering plastics, metals and other materials with the aid of computer models—has leaped into the mainstream, boosted by the emergence of home-based 3–D printers and billions of investment dollars from companies such as Google and General Electric.
International Business Times German factory orders had their sharpest drop since 2009, Berlin’s Economy Ministry said Monday, erasing recent gains and adding to fears of a slowdown in Europe’s largest economy.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The Sydney Morning Herald Professor Goran Roos – who is on the South Australian Economic Development Board and was a member of the Gillard government's Manufacturing Leaders Group – said labor and energy costs were crippling the country's manufacturing sector, not the high dollar.
NET News/Harvest Public Media Nebraska Farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for both corn and soybeans. But all that productivity has a big financial downside. Only two years after peaking, grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009. Meet the Calgary-based energy billionaire planning his next fortune moving drilling rigs, rather than finding properties to use them on. He’s the driving force, you could say, behind an energy services company that is largely under the radar.
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ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc. Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base in Victorville, CA, at the edge of the Mojave Desert, installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747, and readied it for its maiden flight. The engine, called LEAP, successfully took to the skies on Monday.
IndustryWeek In the 2000s U.S. manufacturing output declined by about 11% (when measured properly) while jobs shrank by over one-third. And despite all the talk of reshoring, at least through 2012, real manufacturing output was still below 2007 levels.
Live Mint Hyundai’s example is illustrative—the company has exported 1.92 million cars of the 5 million it has produced in India. It ended 2013 with revenue of $5 billion (around Rs.30,750 crore today). The Indian business is the third largest contributor to the South Korean MNC’s revenue after its home market and China, and in 2013, accounted for 14.5% of global sales.
IndustryWeek According to a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior executives on culture and change management, the success rate of major change initiatives is only 54%. This is far too low. The costs are high when change efforts go wrong. The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Task Force on Competitiveness & the Workforce presented an action plan from its yearlong effort to improve workforce preparedness and capabilities to the NAM Board of Directors and Chairman Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.
Forest City Gear Company
Manufacturing Business Technology Creating a LEAN Supply Chain is a journey that companies undertake to eliminate waste within their organization. The concept of "Lean," which is essentially a team-based approach to continuous improvement, focuses on eliminating non-value added activities or "waste."
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design European Aviation has signed a four-year exclusive agreement with Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions for jet engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for their fleet of 60 CFM56-3 jet engines. The agreement includes extensive CFM56-3 turbofan repair services provided on-site for European Aviation, with most of the MRO work performed in Montreal, Canada, and the remainder in San Antonio, Texas.
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