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Manufacturing Day Surpasses 1500 Events Across the Country!

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WHAT is Manufacturing Day?
An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is an occasion during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturi… Read More

This Week in Nevada!



When: Oct. 1 Manufacturing Conference & Oct. 2 UAS/UAV Conference

(Supply Chain Optimization 10/1)

Where: John Ascuaga’a Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Two Conferences in One – Attend one or both days.

Presented by NNDA, Nevada Indus… Read More

What Do You Do With a Broken Supply Chain?

Broken Supply Chain



Fix it, of course. Though that’s never as easy as it sounds.

Supply chain disruptions are not a matter of if, but when. High-impact events that were once considered very low probability — “black swan” events — sometimes seem to be al… Read More

New Online Tool Released for Gauging Vitality of Manufacturers’ Supply Chain

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[Gaithersburg, MD] September 8, 2014—The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Supply Chain Optimization program recently released an online, interactive quiz providing a quick glimpse into a manufacturer’s vitality. The new tool asks questions of t… Read More

Optimism Is Not a Plan

Glass Half Full

by Gray Rinehart

A friend and colleague pointed me to a good Manufacturing Leadership blog post entitled “Whatever Happened to the ‘China Price’?” with some of the latest news about the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.

The blog post discussed &

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-Bruce Broxterman, President, Richards Industries

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