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A homegrown way to harness the sun’s energy is gaining traction.
There’s a love affair happening with an unlikely type of real estate: America’s empty factories and warehouses.
Startups are returning to American factories, and it’s no longer (just) about patriotism or marketing. These brands want to create the best, most innovative clothes in the world.
When you back up a commitment with $75 million, people tend to pay attention. I’m certainly paying attention to New Skills for Youth (NSFY), the $75 million grant initiative sponsored by JPMorgan Chase to change the way we approach career and technical education in the U.S.
Advanced manufacturing technologies are helping to push the United States back toward being the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world, according to a new survey of global CEOs and other senior executives.
Too many American companies base decisions about how to source manufacturing largely on narrow financial criteria, never taking into account the potential strategic value of domestic locations. Proposals for plants are treated like any other investment proposal and subjected to strict return hurdles. Tax, regulatory, intellectual property, and political considerations may also figure heavily in the conversation. But executives, viewing manufacturing mainly as a cost center, give short shrift to the impact that outsourcing or offshoring it may have on a company’s capacity to innovate. Indeed, most don’t consider manufacturing to be part of a company’s innovation system at all.
The U.S. manufacturing sector doesn’t get any respect.
MEADVILLE, PA. — Channellock Inc., a family- owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer, celebrates its 130th anniversary this year.
When one is presented with change, many begin to feel a sense of insecurity. When a company decides to invoke change, that precise sensation can be overwhelming for its employees. This apprehension rippled through ACE Metal Crafts (ACE) when its executives partnered with Toyota to enhance the company’s lead time and production methods.
Are you up to date on all of the latest technology? We all try but most people are not, so if you answered “no”, you’re in good company. A secret affecting all companies The world is changing faster and faster. It’s an incredible time to be alive, although many of us are trying to stay afloat as Tsunami Innovation comes faster and faster. Here’s a secret about building and running companies. It’s happening there too, and the group that’s arguably being disrupted the most is the marketing. New technology is replacing manual work and opening up completely new possibilities to connect with customers. Think about it how you spend the time that your parents used to watch TV or even read. Not...
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