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For a group of North Hampton School eighth-graders, a project involving Foss Manufacturing was eye opening – on several levels. It opened their eyes to a manufacturing process they’d never experienced, giving them a peek into a key component of America’s work history. It tested their own capabilities as the project was a statewide competition against several other middle schools to create a video about manufacturing.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a five-month low last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market as the economy regains momentum after a slow fourth quarter.

Other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region expanded in March for the first time in seven months, the latest sign of stability in the distressed manufacturing sector.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
April 14-15   |   Rosemont, IL
Growing automotive production, housing construction and capital spending are positive indicators for gearing in the near term. But, our industry faces risks from uncertain government policies, a slowing energy sector and weak markets in Europe and Asia.

Join us for a special presentation by Randy Disharoon from Rexnord, and the latest information from the Gear Market report.
Three Rivers Community College will hold a Robotics Automated Manufacturing Ed class beginning March 29.
Despite bumps in the Chinese economy and global stock markets, the Federal Reserve reported that manufacturing output in the United States grew 0.5% in January 2016, rising 1.2% over the same time last year. Meanwhile, a survey by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) indicated that new orders and production grew in January 2016.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Released today, NSR's Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services, 6th Edition report identifies non-GEO markets as the leading growth opportunities for manufacturing and launch in the next ten years, with expected cumulative revenue generation exceeding $175 billion of the $285 billion total market. GEO markets will, however, remain a key source of revenue as commercial GEO communications will continue to be the highest value market segment at a stable $6 billion per year.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
March 11 was a good day for manufacturing companies in Florida.

The Florida Legislature passed the permanent sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery and equipment, an act that was included in House Bill 7099 that focused on taxation. The tax exemption that was first put into effect in 2014 was due to expire in 2017, but the bill renews the incentive as a permanent deal.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Technology has shaped labor markets in the past and it will continue to do so in the future. According to a report from Citi and the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, 85 percent of jobs in Ethiopia are at risk of automation. In the United States, just under half of jobs are at risk of being replaced by machines. Read more on the Indy100.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Plant Engineering
The rise and fall of Chrysler included both operational and economic failures and, finally, its absorption by chronically troubled Fiat. What has emerged from that unlikely alliance, said Byron Green of what is now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is at last a commitment to a manufacturing system that focuses less on technology and more on the worker behind that technology.
The Journal Times
One in four jobs in this county are manufacturing jobs, state statistics say. And their annual payroll totals about $1.4 billion.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Harvard Business Review
When it comes to consumer-facing service industries like e-commerce, media, and ride- or apartment-sharing, it’s not new to suggest that "software is eating the world," to use the phrase of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.
When developing strategies around the safety of emerging technologies, there are several key areas to consider. For those tasked with this development, there are a plethora of articles detailing a variety of approaches, but as you delve into them all, it becomes clear that the thoughts and experiences written about this area lean, universally, toward the risk management of "minding uncertainty."
A new study conducted by MORAR Consulting on behalf of Epicor reveals key success factors and risks of growth for manufacturers.
Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or pedals.
Metso Minerals
Manufacturing Business Technology
Today, even the smallest manufacturers face competition on a global scale. One of the key strategies to help get ahead in a world of increasing competition — for manufacturers of all sizes, but especially small and medium businesses — is to make sure your company is adopting the tools and culture needed to become an agile, data-driven organization.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Julia Greer, a scientist at Caltech, is developing nanotechnology that will change how large-scale things like airplanes to small-scale things like biomedical devices are made. (VIDEO)
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
According to a study of private capital in the resources sector from industry tracker Preqin, finds half of investors in the mining and metals sector will deploy more capital this year despite two-thirds of institutional investors displaying less appetite for the sector compared to a year ago.
British manufacturing output suffered its biggest decline since 2009 in the three months to March, but production was expected to rebound over the next three months. The Confederation of British Industry’s monthly survey showed manufacturing output volumes fell to -15 in the three months to March from 0 in February.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.


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