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April 27, 2017
Area Development: Building a Thriving Manufacturing Workforce

When asked about recruiting, hiring, and retaining skilled workers, most manufacturers across North America report that they are experiencing challenges. It is not surprising in light of recent observations by William A. Strauss, a senior economist in the Economic Research department at the...

April 13, 2017
Today’s Medical Developments: Top 3 Reasons Manufacturing Jobs Are for Millennials

The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are aware of.

One of the best ways to combat this issue is by putting more emphasis on what a great industry it is for young people to enter....

April 04, 2017
Digital Journal: Engineering the Future of Tomorrow

Global futurist Jack Uldrich says, "Engineering the future of tomorrow starts today."

On Wednesday, April 5 he will deliver his keynote on the Future of Manufacturing in Denver to a multinational manufacturing firm. Addressing a firm that is working directly on and with the technology...

March 21, 2017
Daily News Journal: MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program gains national recognition

The Middle Tennessee State University Experimental Vehicles Program has received national acclaim, the university announced in a press release.

MTSU was presented the 2016 Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award as part of the Precision Metalforming Association Awards...

March 20, 2017
Sentinel News: Rocky Mountain Battlebot Competition a League of its Own!

If you’ve never been to a Battlebot competition, you may want to make plans for next year because it may be considered some of the best family entertainment you’ve had in a while—at least it was for me!

You might be sitting back wondering what is the Rocky Mountain Battlebot Competition?...

March 13, 2017
Meadville Tribune: RoboBOTS teams gear up for annual educational 'bot brawl'

No foolin’, the annual RoboBOTS competition returns to Meadville on April 1st for its 11th year.

RoboBOTS is a hands-on robot-building contest designed to stimulate interest in technical education careers by having students build 15-pound robots that go into head-to-head battles in an...

March 12, 2017
GoErie: Letter: TV report paints false picture of manufacturing

After watching a disturbingly skewed profile of Erie as a "sinking ship" in CBS News' first installment of its ironically named "Manufacturing Hope" series, American manufacturers were left feeling anything but hopeful. So I was pleased to see the Erie Times-News editorial, "National media...

March 08, 2017
Press Release: Automotive Parts Suppliers Slated to Gather for 24th Annual Conference

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 150 industry leaders are expected to attend the Automotive Parts Suppliers Conference, the premier event for companies supplying to the automotive industry, when it convenes for the 24th time in Troy, Michigan, on April 25-26, 2017.

The annual event,...

March 06, 2017
Hartford Business Journal: Why one CT producer is investing time, millions to reshore

Cromwell factory owner Jack Carey saw the threat looming several years ago, and began steps to protect his product source, employees and the future of family-run Carey Manufacturing Inc.

Well before this sitting president's "America First'' campaign and mounting public support for...

February 27, 2017
Press Release: Organizations Shaping the Made in America Movement

La Mesa, CA (February 27th, 2017) - When you hear about the Made in America movement, it's not always painted as a rosy picture. There are the tales of a looming skills gap needing to be filled, robots taking away jobs, and fighting to keep jobs in our country. How about some promising news...