The SewBots have arrived and they are bringing manufacturing back to the United States. SoftWear Automation, in Atlanta Georgia, has developed robotic technology for the textile industry to automate sewing, significantly reducing manufacturing labor costs. The machines are surprisingly inexpensive and allow for greater precision, higher speed and much longer hours than the traditional seamstress can […]
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Travis Hardware in Florida sells American flags from several U.S. vendors. The flags themselves are also made in the USA. (Photo: Craig Bailey, Florida Today) MELBOURNE, Fla. — Nothing screams USA pride more than a skimpy red, white and blue bikini.But does it matter that the $32.98 swimsuit mentioned above, and sold at Target, […]
A number of positive factors came to light in April to give credence to the fact that the U.S. manufacturing sector, which has been subject to severe attrition since the early 1980s, is rebounding impressively. Since that time, manufacturing, in concert with construction, had been a major mainstay of America’s solid economic underpinnings, with their […]
Diamond Gusset is proud to announce that it has moved all its production to a new 27,000 square foot facility. It is a modern, clean facility that offers a great working environment. Much of the equipment has been updated.As this facility is also located in Blue Ridge GA., we were able to retain all existing employees […]
Photo Credit: Lincoln Agnew Some Say a Renaissance Is Already Under Way. Here’s the Case They Make—and the Skeptics’ Response Manufacturing in the U.S. is starting to make a comeback, and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead.That, at least, is the way the optimists see it.Driven partly by more competitive […]
Walmart has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in US-made products. But finding quality, low-cost US made goods is proving a challenge. How Walmart is acting as a catalyst for ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturing.
A new program led by Discovery Education and the Alcoa Foundation aims to increase interest in modern manufacturing. Historically, manufacturing has been a blue-collar industry in America that relies on manual labor. Think “manufacturing” and what often comes to mind is the iconic opening scene of the 1970s TV comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” with the two actresses working the […]
Will the STEM skills gap close if more women join the STEM workforce?
A new U.S. News annual index, sponsored by Raytheon, measures key indicators of STEM activity in the U.S. Despite some signs of improvement, student aptitude for and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has been mostly flat for more than a decade, even as the need for STEM skills continues to grow, according to the U.S. News/Raytheon […]
PetSmart kicks off the Inspiration Waggin’ tour with a bus filled with pups on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for PetSmart/AP Images) PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that […]