To many, the idea of manufacturing connotes Dickensian squalor or assembly line drudgery. But a report presented to business, political and educational leaders Tuesday seeks to rebrand and expand manufacturing as a high-tech, lucrative and growing industry with a bright future in New England. ..Read More....
From automation and robotics to computer-controlled systems, the manufacturing landscape looks much different today than it did in years past. Take a look at what that means for employees in the industry.
When did you get involved in manufacturing? Philip: "I’ve been involved in the industry for about a year and am part of the generation where many have a serious misconception of what manufacturing is really like. I began my career when I was hired to work at J/E Bearing & Machine as a marketing coordinator and am proud to say I can now confidently tell you the difference between CNC and general machining." ..Read More....
Phil tells a wonderful and inspiring story about: "What does Manufacturing Mean to YOU?" Enjoy!
Manufacturing Day is an incredible opportunity to showcase the amazing work manufacturers do on a daily basis and to educate students, community members, media and policymakers on how integral manufacturing is to the local, national and global economy. Register TODAY ..Read More....
A key first step in addressing the "SkillsGap" in US Manufacturing is building awareness. Students, parents, guidance and community leaders need to learn just how rewarding Advanced Manufacturing jobs can be. How "COOL" the technologies are and how safe and clean the plants are. In addition often overlooked facts are upward job mobility and company paid educational benefits. There is NO better way to learn these facts than a tour to a local manufacturing plant. The MFG DAY website supplies your company and/or school with lots of tools and support to schedule, promote and run your tours.
How tough it is to recruit employees in this tight labor market?
One Lakes Region manufacturer had to resort to the county jail to find workers. And he isn’t the only one.
“It’s weird,” said Jason Henry, superintendent of the Carroll County Department of Corrections, about his small work release program. “In the past, we had to send people out to apply. Now it’s, ‘If you have the right candidates, send them our way.’ There are more than enough openings for them.”..Read More....
Like all states, Vermont faces its own obstacles when it comes to growing the economy. Joan Goldstein, a Royalton resident and Vermont’s recently appointed commissioner of economic development, places the need for skilled workers, built space, infrastructure and affordable housing at the top of the list. A transplanted New Yorker with roots in the financial industry, Goldstein is fired up and full of ideas. But since commissioners serve at the pleasure of the governor, and Peter Shumlin recently announced he would not run again, she could have less than two years to make a dent...Read More....
Cedar Knolls, NJ – The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP), partnering with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) / the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) and the Federal Government, recently hosted the first two of four MarketShift …Read More →
Transformative Technologies. CARLSBAD, CA-Whether you call it Manufacturing 4.0, Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet, or Smart Manufacturing, the next major transformational era is here, it is real, and it represents a major opportunity for industrial enterprises.
IoT, Robotics, 3D Printing and Big Data will all play a KEY roles in the future of advanced manufacturing
The Production Technician Boot Camp is designed to train recent high school graduates and underemployed/unemployed workers for manufacturing positions in Manitowoc County.
Local manufacturers that have agreed to interview graduates of the program include: Beamaco, The Cawley Company, Jagemann Stamping, Kaysun Corporation, KI, LDI Industries, Manitowoc Cranes, Northern Labs, and Stecker Machine Company...Read More....
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