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California : Call the Question

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

The eyes, and the hopes, of climate advocates everywhere should be focused for the next two weeks on California.   Our prospects for breakthrough cli...

Free Trade Bromides Wrecking America

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

Free trade not only cures cancer but also prevents aging! That should have been the lede of Douglas E. Schoen's Fox News recent op-ed this explaining his boundless, fact-challenged enthusiasm for free trade.

Sustainability, Meet Digital Manufacturing

Vicki Holt | Posted 08.04.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

For more than a decade, manufacturing companies have inched toward sustainability through improved business practices. They've cut emissions, implemented predictive machine maintenance and moved toward environmentally friendly chemicals and packaging.

Hillary Clinton's Evasive, New Non-Policy On Trade.

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

We have Trump offering quite specific policies, and taking extreme heat for them. Hillary Clinton's strategy is, apparently, not to be pinned down. In other words, she has adopted a political strategy, not a substantive one.

Is the Future of Manufacturing Local?

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

American manufacturing is seeing a growing resurgence. While some retail companies like American Apparel have long produced products on U.S. soil, a new breed of companies are seeking to take advantage of American ingenuity and manufacturing prowess to produce high quality products locally.

Live From A Contentious Convention, It's The Alliance For American Manufacturing

Scott Paul | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

Our logic for participating is simple: If there were ever a presidential contest where the issues demanded our presence at a political convention, this is the one.

Manufacturing's Next Act

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

The global manufacturing industry is always changing, and today, that very simple truth has given the United States an unprecedented opportunity to reclaim global leadership in manufacturing for the remainder of the 21st century.

How One Company is Disrupting the $600 Billion Dollar Manufacturing Industry

Nathan Resnick | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Nathan Resnick

For every entrepreneur and business, finding a manufacturer is one of the most challenging aspects of getting your idea off the ground. Manufacturing products is a hurdle that nearly every entrepreneur faces, regardless of if their business is hardware or fashion focused.

U.S. Manufacturing: It's a brand new (sustainable) day

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Rick Fedrizzi

Years ago I was sitting in high school trigonometry class when one day our teacher, a stern, humorless and buttoned-down left-brainer named Dr. Uva, w...

6 Technologies Transforming the Manufacturing Industry in 2016

William Morrow | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
William Morrow

Image Source Once perceived as strictly a blue-collar industry, the manufacturing industry today is now a hub for exciting new technology and innovati...

Women in Business Q&A: Heather Onstott, CFO, Freight Farms

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Heather Onstott is the CFO at Freight Farms, Inc., a startup focused on creating a more connected and sustainable food supply. Freight Farms manufact...

What the 2016 U.S. Election Is Really About

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

Who would have thought that an issue too hard to explain in a sound bite would become the main axis along which the American presidential election is fought? Donald Trump's railings against China or Mexico shrewdly put a political face on that issue: globalization.

The Traditional (and Flawed) Concept of the Circular Economy

Tom Szaky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

The most common 'solutions' for waste today are linear in nature, treating waste materials as useless outputs to burn in an incinerator or be buried i...

The Story of Shinola

Andrew_Yang | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business

After founding and working at FOSSIL for 26 years, Tom Kartsotis was looking for the next chapter in his career. He decided to visit Detroit in 2011 t...

It May Surprise You Which Countries Are Replacing Workers With Robots the Fastest

Hal Sirkin | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Hal Sirkin

"Industry 4.0," a global economy transformed by automation, is revolutionizing work in some countries more than others. Here's why.

Imagine A World In Which Nothing Gets Thrown Away

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

There’s an idea for a world without trash. Items are not just recycled, but created with the intention of making new things out of them after they a...

The Digital Manufacturing Cheat Sheet for Entrepreneurs

Vicki Holt | Posted 05.05.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

From ultraportable drones to solar-powered water heaters to smart earplugs, today's coolest technologies start with amazing parts.

Why Bots Are the Next Industrial Revolution

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Alyx Baldwin

Maybe it's an extreme version of our ego, but by creating intelligent beings perhaps we're not only questioning what it means to be human, but also showing how powerful and godlike we are.

Here Are The Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

24/7 Wall St. | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

The loss of American manufacturing jobs to foreign labor has been a central theme of several presidential candidates’ campaigns. However, the trend ...

Who Will Win World War III?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

At the start of World War II, the combined economies of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were only half the size of the United States. If for no other reason than the sheer weight of its factories and work force, America thereby held the strategic high ground.

3 Ways to Fix E-Waste Regulations

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

Last month municipal leaders from across New York told lawmakers during a special hearing that the state's 2010 electronic waste recycling law is flawed.

While Automation Continues to Drive Manufacturing, Human Elements will Reign Supreme

Vicki Holt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

It's no secret that robotics help manufacturers drive efficiency, productivity and quality, particularly for large volume operations. In fact, in the ...

The Factory Vote in the Badger State

Scott Paul | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

If you're not yet sold on a candidate, I don't blame you. We've heard the same in 2012, '08, and '04, but the trends have continued. Despite all of the campaign promises otherwise, factory jobs are still disappearing.

What Is The Future Of The American Middle Class In A World Where Manufacturing Can Be Easily Outsourced?

Quora | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics

For me the answer about the "American middle class" starts with the recognition that versions of this question are being asked in every single country around the world. Obviously the rich-country version of the question is different from what people are asking in becoming-richer economies in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and in still mainly poor economies in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Millennials & Manufacturing: How Two Millennials Might Just Be Able to Bring the Fun (And Viability) Back to American Manufacturing

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Whitny Braun

You read a lot these days about the existential ennui of Millenials: professionally uninspired, overburdened with student debt, politically jaded with...