New report reveals manufacturing decline on the east coast.

flickr/rvaphotodude The Richmond Fed’s latest manufacturing report is out. The latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, reveals an unexpected decline in the manufacturing industry along the east coast. The headline index unexpectedly plunged to -11 in July from 8 in June. Economists predicted the index would rise to 9. Below is a.. read more →

25 Jul 2013
July 25, 2013

Where Has All The Training Gone?

Where has all the training gone?

The importance of training Training is extremely important to the future of manufacturing in the United States, yet in many states, it has fallen by the wayside. Training for skilled manufacturing positions has been hit by a perfect storm of budget cuts and the mistaken idea that all young workers should go to college. What.. read more →

Pop culture references manufacturing as the factories of the 1800’s or modern day overseas sweatshops — full of mind-numbing, remedial tasks in dark and dingy factories. Today, manufacturing’s evolving workforce environments tell a much different story: clean and safe environments with employees managing advanced machinery that drives innovation and productivity. read more →

Several weeks ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled economists by alluding to an imminent tapering of the Fed’s quantitative easing. The almost immediate reaction was a jump in interest rates, which quickly rose from the mid-3-percent range to above 4 percent, where it has hovered ever since. Rising Interest Rates Even after an announcement.. read more →

Chicago School helps U.S. jobs Austin Polytechnical Academy was a school founded as a partnership between labor and business to train students for high-end manufacturing jobs that often remain unfilled for lack of trained talent. See more in this video about how this school helps to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Austin Polytechnical Academy.. read more →

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturing job postings declined from 243,000 in April to 236,000 in May, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). This represents the third consecutive monthly decline in openings, down from 274,000 in February and 302,000 in May 2012. This data reflects recent weaknesses in.. read more →

Ford is doing big things in the world of manufacturing. Their new Freeform Fabrication Technology is bound to set new heights in the industry. Here’s what we found about Ford’s exciting new innovation. Ford is working on new manufacturing technology which may revolutionize low scale production. The goal for F3T is to accelerate the prototyping process,.. read more →

To stay competitive, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich needed an inexpensive automation solution that could easily be moved between CNC machines, assembly lines and tube benders. The company deployed a UR5 from Universal Robots and was quickly impressed with the Danish robot arm’s performance and ease of use. RSS Manufacturing got their UR robot through distributor.. read more →

28 Jun 2013
June 28, 2013

Manufacturing ‘Lifeblood of America’

Josh Miller traveled across America for 30 days and attempted to live only off products that were made in America. He chronicled his journey in the film, “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey, in an interview on “Top Line” with ABC News political director Rick Klein and Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox. Miller further.. read more →

27 Jun 2013
June 27, 2013

Top US States for New Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. appear to be coming back—if ever so slightly. Several American firms, including Caterpillar, GE and Ford, have announced they’re shifting some manufacturing operations back to the United States, mainly because of increasing production and energy costs overseas. And since January of 2010, the United States has added 520,000 manufacturing jobs,.. read more →