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Manufacturing the Future: Driving Growth Through Advanced Manufacturing

Toni Verstandig | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Toni Verstandig

Manufacturing today is no longer the dirty, dark, and dangerous world it may have been during the early years of American industry.

60 Minutes Misses Point: Detroit Is Cautionary Tale for America

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Contrary to media report after media report, none of these things are unique to Detroit: Abandoned factories. Boarded-up houses. Burned up houses. Deteriorating houses. Drug houses. Graffiti. Crime. Large vacant lots filled with weeds and trash. Depopulation.

Connecting the Youth With the Next Generation of Manufacturing

Mike Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mike Roberts

What if you told your kids there was a place where they could hold ideas in the palms of their hands?

Changing Perceptions, Celebrating Skills on Manufacturing Day

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Close your eyes and picture a manufacturing workplace. What do you see? You might have some obsolete ideas that come to mind. Today, advanced manufact...

U.S. Shutdown: An International Problem

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

As I drove from my home in Detroit to the event the day before it started, and listened to the radio along the 401, the Canadian news was laser-focused on what a shutdown would mean for the Canadian economy, and in particular, Canadian manufacturing.

The Magic Job Multiplier of Manufacturing

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

We are seeing growing evidence that manufacturing supports far more jobs in other sectors than previously thought.

The ‘Clean' Truth About Manufacturing in the U.S.

Ryan Costella | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Ryan Costella

Through proactive engagement with our community and by opening the doors of our factories to students, teachers, parents and the broader community, we are dispelling antiquated stereotypes and, once again, getting people excited about "Made in the USA".

Manufacturing Employment

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

It is long past time for the BLS to acknowledge its careless treatment of important data on manufacturing employment and to come up with a more credible definition that truly reflects what is going on in the industrial workplace.

Labor Day 2013: Retooling Our Labor Force

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Labor Day is upon us once again and once again the picture for new entrants to the labor force is dismal if they do not possess a tool kit of advanced skills.

An Early Leader of the Great Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

If there ever was one single corporate executive who believed in a renaissance of American manufacturing, and who was determined to make it happen, it was surely my good friend Richard E. Dauch who tragically passed away on August 2.

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

Obama's Amazon Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

The President will be speaking about rebuilding America's middle class from the depths of an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee. His message and the site from which he'll deliver it are dissonant, given Amazon's prominence as a massive importer and employer of temporary workers.

Manufacturing: A Pathway to Prosperity

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Whether it's the Krups you use for your morning coffee, the garage door you close with the touch of a button, or the computer you log onto that signif...

No More Detroits

Scott Paul | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

If our leaders take certain lessons to heart -- and voters demand this change -- we can adopt policies that will grow exports, rebuild the middle class and put us on a path to a better fiscal position.

The Sword of Damocles

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama should have first taken on the admittedly tough challenge of reining in health care costs before he attempted to extend health insurance to everyone.

One Million New Factory Jobs?

Scott Paul | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

In President Obama's nomination acceptance speech, he promised to create one million new domestic manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term. The president can fulfill his campaign pledge, if he meant it. We're willing to help.

Making Career Training Soup From Stones

Bradley W. Johnson | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Bradley W. Johnson

It seems like every day there is a new story on how our higher education system is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. While rising tuition c...

Small Steps to Revive Industry in the U.S.

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Bobby Grajewski

For American manufacturing to resurge in this competitive global market, handcrafted niche products are an essential pillar that needs to be developed. With cheaper foreign alternatives this will be no easy task, but it is not impossible.

A Life-Changing Technology Revolution

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

You've probably heard about 3D printing, where an item is built, layer by layer, by a printer based on a digital model. Conceptually, these so-called printers work in a similar way to the sci-fi transporter in the Star Trek series, materializing things into matter one particle and layer at a time.

Dave Jamieson

The Obama Jobs Goal That's Quickly Imploding

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

On the campaign trail last year, President Barack Obama laid out a specific jobs goal that he said would help rebuild the country's struggling middle ...

Manufacturing Is Going (to New) Places: And What That Means About Jobs

Mark Tomlinson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Mark Tomlinson

More than two thirds of manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled employees. We cannot stand by hoping someone else will solve our skills gap crisis. Industry, government and educators need to work together to implement solutions that work.

Zero Manufacturing Jobs Added -- Zero

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama set a goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Last month we added zero. Not one. Nada. Zip. We did add low-wage jobs, though. Maybe we can talk about a national manufacturing strategy now?

A Real Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The reality on the ground is that U.S. manufacturing is today giving a good account of itself, but with sensible incentives, it could do much more.

Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jerry Jasinowski

I am sometimes inclined to hyperbole when describing the creative genius of American manufacturers, but the reality on the shop floor outpaces my ability to capture in words what our factory wizards are actually achieving.

Workforce Training

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Jerry Jasinowski

An even greater problem is the widespread misperception among young people that manufacturing is grimy, tedious work that offers little upside potential. That may have been true a generation ago, but it is not true today.