Americans View Manufacturing as No. 1 Industry for Prosperity
NEW YORK-An annual index released by Deloitte LLP and the Manufacturing Institute shows that Americans view manufacturing as the most important industry for a strong national economy. There is a wide perception gap, however, between the public's highly positive views of manufacturing's contributions to America's economic success and their negative views about pursuing a career in manufacturing. FULL STORY>>
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Senate Finance Committee Members Introduce R&D Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Senators Max Baucus (MT-D) and Orrin Hatch (UT-R) have introduced legislation that would replace the soon-to-expire research and development (R&D) tax credit with the "alternative simplified credit," say the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). FULL STORY>>
Study Finds Threats to U.S. Manufacturing
WASHINGTON, D.C.-A national study by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) has identified threats to the ability of U.S. manufacturers to compete and win in a fast-changing 21st century global economy. FULL STORY>>
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SME's Education Foundation Secures Industry Support
DEARBORN, MI-Industries committed to the development of a skilled workforce and keeping America's manufacturing sector strong have given $318,000 in sponsorship grants to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation. The funding will makes it possible for secondary-school students who are aspiring to careers in technology and engineering to attend the foundation's Gateway Academies. FULL STORY>>
Quality Measurement Conference 2009 Videos on Q-Tube
BENSENVILLE, IL-The first installment of Quality Measurement Conference (QMC) 2009 videos are available on Q-Tube. David Brantley, business development, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems-Clearwater Operations, gives a presentation on the plant's journey to quality success. Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems was recognized as Quality Magazine's 2009 Plant of the Year winner in our large plant division. Also, in the other two videos, the management team from Quality Magazine's 2009 Plant of the Year winner in our small plant division, Personna American Safety Razor (ASR), discusses the company's quality journey and what sets it apart from the competition. WATCH VIDEOS>>
American Systems Registrar Moves to New Headquarters
GRAND RAPIDS, MI-American Systems Registrar (ASR) recently moved into a new headquarters. "The addition of new sales and marketing staff combined with the overall growth of the company necessitated a larger, more modern facility to better serve our worldwide customer base," says Richelle Kinzie, president of ASR. FULL STORY>>
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You Have What It Takes to Succeed Do you ever think about what it takes to be successful? Do you ever think other people are more successful because they are smarter, more "in the know" or better connected? by Jim L. Smith
O'FALLON, MO-Permian Plastics, a plastics injection molder, has expanded the size and capacity of its manufacturing plant, adding 15,000 square feet to its existing 22,500-square-foot facility near St. Louis, MO. The company has invested more than $750,000 in additional production and warehousing space and equipment. FULL STORY>>
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Responding to Market Shifts, Customer Demand in Current Economic Climate
DALLAS-In a recent survey Hitachi Consulting and AMR Research heard from manufacturers that reducing costs is the chief motivator to improving responsiveness, but success is limited due to the age-old resistance to change and company culture. FULL STORY>>