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Portrait: Maker's Row

Portrait: Maker's Row | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Like so many startups, Maker's Row resulted from a big pivot. Unable to get a consumer e-commerce venture called Brooklyn Bakery to take off, its principals launched a portal to digitally connect American manufacturers and material suppliers to designers and brands in the U.S. after realizing the headaches involved in sourcing from China. "We were working so hard to get Brooklyn Bakery off the ground," co-founder Matthew Burnett said. "Then we said, 'Hey, this is a huge problem with much more potential that we can tackle.’ " And since it made its debut in October, more than 4,000 U.S. businesses are using the site.

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Is Manufacturing “Cool” Again? by Martin N. Baily and James Manyika - Project Syndicate

Is Manufacturing “Cool” Again? by Martin N. Baily and James Manyika - Project Syndicate | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
In recent decades, as the role of manufacturing diminished in advanced economies, the brightest talents tended to gravitate to finance and other service fields that were growing rapidly – and paying well.
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A Skills Gap Solution: Older Workers - Manufacturing Executive Community

Our mission is to connect, educate, and support a global community of executives working within the manufacturing ecosystem to build a stronger, more vibrant manufacturing industry worldwide.
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Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics

Robots Create Jobs - IFR International Federation of Robotics | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years.  The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment".

One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs, the study concluded. A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world.  Robots will help to create jobs in some of the most critical industries of this century: consumer electronics, food, solar & wind power, and advanced battery manufacturing to name just a few.

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Reshoring Summit - Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US

Reshoring Summit - Bringing Manufacturing Back to the US | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Join manufacturers and their suppliers, government agencies, key associations, bottom-line analysts and site selection specialists so you can: • Obtain the in-depth analysis critical to making your reshoring business case • Absorb lessons learned from first movers who successfully reshored • Network and strengthen ties to improve your bottom line
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This has to be one of top priorities and include a significant focus on workforce preparedness and STEM education in K-12

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Economic Snapshot: Manufacturing Survey Points to Steady Growth | Automation World

Economic Snapshot: Manufacturing Survey Points to Steady Growth | Automation World | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
At the recent McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Executive Summit, a new survey on U.S. manufacturing shows a general optimism among manufacturers for 2013 and growth expectations for sales.
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Newly Formed Manufacturing Company To Bring 300 Jobs To Clyde

Newly Formed Manufacturing Company To Bring 300 Jobs To Clyde | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation have announced they reached an agreement to form a joint venture manufacturing facility in Clyde. The company, "Advanced Atomization Technologies" will develop and manufacture commercial aircraft engine fuel nozzles.

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The Manufacturing Boom on Our Doorstep - Walletpop Canada

The Manufacturing Boom on Our Doorstep - Walletpop Canada | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Foxconn, the big Chinese manufacturer of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ ) products, is thinking about building manufacturing plants in the United States, according to DigiTimes.

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The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com

The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours - Barrons.com | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories—and jobs—back to the U.S.
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Here is a great followup article on the effect of Robotics on US the workforce. It's all GOOD!  http://wapo.st/13RfSsr

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The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it
America’s manufacturing renaissance could stall we don’t have the skilled workers to meet demand
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Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored

Robotic use rises as manufacturing becomes Reshored | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

This article explains how automating with industrial robots can help companies to bring their manufacturing home without any adverse effects on their competitiveness.  Read more....

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 23, 2012 1:12 PM

General Electric’s Jack Welch famously said in the 1980s that the continued competitiveness of American industry hinged around manufacturers having to decide whether to “automate, emigrate or evaporate”.

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Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI - Troy, NY

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI - Troy, NY | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

EMPAC—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center—is where the arts, sciences, and technology interact with and influence each other by using the same facilities, technologies, and by breathing the same air.

Situated on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC is dedicated to building bridges between our human senses, to modes of perception and experience, to creating meaning in a physical environment, and to the intangible world of digital technology.

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The arts form a key underpinnng of engineering and manufacturing.  EMPAC brings that to life at RPI

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The arts form a key underpinnng of engineering and manufacturing.  EMPAC brings that to life at RPI

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Apple's domestic manufacturing announcement brings speculation about Elk Grove - Sacramento Business Journal

Apple's domestic manufacturing announcement brings speculation about Elk Grove - Sacramento Business Journal | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Tech giant Apple Inc. leases space all over the world, but it owns four huge buildings in Elk Grove, which is stirring speculation that when the company brings manufacturing back to U.S. soil, Elk Grove might be the place. Elk Grove was the last place Apple did manufacturing domestically....

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“The Atlantic” Story of American Manufacturing Renaissance? Think Again | The Innovation Files

“The Atlantic” Story of American Manufacturing Renaissance? Think Again | The Innovation Files | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

The cover story of this month’s The Atlantic is titled “Comeback: Why the Future of Industry is In America.” The lead article by Charles Fishman argues that the outsourcing wave is largely over and now U.S. companies, exemplified by GE’s appliance division doing more work in the U.S., are seeing the light and moving work back to the U.S. Given the decimation of U.S. manufacturing over the last decade, I sincerely hope Fishman is right.....

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Can reshoring really make a dent?

Can reshoring really make a dent? | Manufacturing In the USA Today | Scoop.it

Positive signs continue to come in for the American manufacturer. The trend of reshoring—bringing back manufacturing that had been offshored to, say, China—appears to be more than a flash in the pan. As I’ve written before, more and more domestic companies are opening their eyes to the real costs of overseas manufacturing. While the price of a product might be somewhat cheaper to make in Shanghai, other costs have to be considered......

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