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June 22, 2016
Plastics Today: Toolmaking is really the oldest profession, and it needs your support

Those of you who have been in the plastics/moldmaking industry for more than a couple of decades probably know or have heard of Jobst Gellert, the founder of Mold-Masters. As I was going through my filing cabinet (yes, a real filing cabinet, not computer files), I came across an editorial...

June 18, 2016
Milwaukee Courier: Bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ legislation passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced the Senate passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included Baldwin’s bipartisan legislation to help U.S. universities strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. The...

June 03, 2016
Mass Live: Valley Venture Mentors to launch accelerator for local manufacturing firms

SPRINGFIELD – For five years, Valley Venture Mentors has sought to nurture the start-up businesses it sees as a vital part of Western Massachusetts' future.

Now, it wants to do the same, but for manufacturing -- the industry that helped build the region's economy before the age of social...

May 25, 2016
AP: Group of 7 Seeks Way Forward for Aging, Faltering Economies

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.

Aging workforces, sagging productivity...

May 23, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Cochranton Team Wins National Robotics Competition

COCHRANTON — As cream rises to the top, so did Cochranton High School’s fighting robot Juggernaut on Saturday, capturing a first-place finish at the National Robot League’s national competition at California University of Pennsylvania.

“This is something we’ve been striving for since we...

May 22, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sparks Fly in National Robotics Competition

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — In one of two the rings set up for the double-elimination competition, two remote-controlled robots faced off. Sparks flew when they clashed, and finally, the bout was stopped due to “smoke and fire,” the emcee announced to the auditorium. 

“That’s going on the...

May 12, 2016
Press Release: FABTECH Mexico 2016 Brought Best of Manufacturing to Mexico City

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FABTECH Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on...

May 10, 2016
Modern Machine Shop: NTMA Members Share Observations after Japan Manufacturing Tour

Last month, I spent a week in Japan touring manufacturing facilities with a group of machine-shop owners, managers and leaders who are active in the National Tooling and Machining Association, or NTMA. ...

April 27, 2016
April 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—April 27, 2016—According to the April 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight improvement in business conditions during the next three months. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...

April 13, 2016
Palmetto Business Daily: Dayton Rogers owner named chair of Precision Metalforming Association

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. owner and president Ron Lowry has been tapped to chair the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) as the chairman of the organization’s board of directors. 

Dayton Rogers is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has a plant in Columbia, South...