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The Reshoring Initiative (Kildeer, IL) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA; Independence, OH) invite companies that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining to apply for the first National Reshoring Award. There will be one award for buyers and one for suppliers.
In the United States, American-made products are highly regarded, with good reason, as they obviously boost the local economy as opposed to foreign-made products. However, are all the domestic-brand vehicles really assembled with components sourced from the United States? That’s what the Kogod School of Business figured out.
Advanced manufacturing is already one of the most in-demand industries in America due to workforce retirements and natural business growth, but it’s also an industry with a severe shortage of skilled workers.
Millions of Americans wear glasses every day to correct their vision. But the eyewear (frames) are mostly made outside the country.
Many companies that offshored manufacturing jobs didn’t really do the math.
Brigadier Gen. John Adams served in the U.S. Army for over three decades before retiring in 2007. Now Adams is dedicated to fighting for the U.S. defense industrial base, an essential part of America’s national security.
Thanks to Sherrill Manufacturing Inc. and their brand Liberty Tabletop, silverware manufacturing is alive and well in the United States. Founded in 2005, the company took over the sprawling one-million-square-foot facilities from Oneida Ltd. and is now the only flatware maker left in the USA.
Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. Indeed readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on projects that characterized the once-ubiquitous shop class.
We spend as much as one-third of our lives asleep. It only makes sense to invest in a good night’s rest by finding the perfect set of sheets, so we asked Jimmy and Stephanie MacDonald, founders of Redondo Beach-based Authenticity 50, for some tips.
Softwear Automation, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, continues to work on technology that will allow robots, referred to as sewbots, to manipulate fabrics through traditional sewing machines to create clothing.
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