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How the Supply Chain and Logistics Companies Were Affected by Stock Market Collapse

The recent stock market decline had many investors worried this week when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 58 points, or 0.4%, to 16596 and the S&P 500 was down 0.2%.

It was, in fact, the most volatile week in markets in years and investors also worried about the downtu… Read More

Smart Manufacturing Is Getting Smarter with The Internet of Things

As we know, the future of manufacturing is improving rapidly and now, The Internet of Things (IoT) has digitized manufacturing for the better. Manufacturing is seeing another industrial revolution from the invention of the steam engine for manual work to using electronic … Read More

Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers for More than Just a Day

For only one day, every year, thousands of manufacturers, colleges and trade schools gather from all over the country to celebrate Manufacturing Day 2015.

On Friday, October 2, the industry will celebrate its fourth annual Manufacturing Day, inviting young people to see a… Read More

Making Manufacturing Appealing to Tomorrow’s Workforce

In the development for building a stronger workforce in manufacturing, it has been stated many times that the industry is facing challenges in trying to fill the skills gap. Education centers and schools have forgotten about how important the manufacturing and engineerin… Read More

Restoring the Manufacturing Industry with ‘Made in America’ Label

The US economy is almost entirely made up of services like the music industry, restaurants, and banking.

Cities like Nashville are mostly known for their live country music, restaurants, and a good start to a music career. But Nashville is also known for its manufacturing se… Read More

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