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The Aging of the Manufacturing Workforce: Challenges and Best Practices - Manufacturing Institute
The skills gap and the need to attract and retain a skilled workforce continues to be the number one concern facing manufacturers in the U.S.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-459 
yesterday by areadevelopment
2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study - Deloitte US
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace—as illustrated by the tight labor conditions in the US and global manufacturing industry.
STUDIES  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-458 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Report highlights changing geographical trends in U.S. manufacturing - SSTI
A recent report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) details the changes in manufacturing’s geographic concentration across the country between 1940 and 2016.
industry-clusters  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-458 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Ikea is closing its only U.S. factory - FastCompany
That implies that it’s more expensive to make furniture in the United States than it is to make it in Europe and then pay to ship it across the Atlantic. Ikea says that the cost of raw materials in the United States is too high to justify the plant, when the same products can be made in Europe for a fraction of the price.
furniture-industry  lumber  wood-products  ikea  virgina  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-458 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
American Made Index - Most American Cars - Cars.com
The auto index tracks vehicles with the most domestically sourced major parts and labor, but increasingly so-called American made vehicles have some international connection.
u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  alabama  illinois  kentucky  ohio  missouri  Around-the-web  this-week-457 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Build a subway car factory in D.C. area? Metro asks bidders for big contract to consider it. - The Washington Post
As Metro prepares to award a major contract to a foreign com­pany to build its next generation of rail cars, it is asking firms bidding for the deal to spend some of the money in the Washington region and possibly build an assembly plant here.
Around-the-web  this-week-453  urban-planning  transportation-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development-news  Washington-DC 
may 2019 by areadevelopment
Auto, manufacturing help drive clean energy job growth in the Midwest - Energy News Network
Michigan, Indiana and Ohio aren’t known for progressive climate change policies, yet the three states rank among the highest in the Midwest for clean energy jobs, according to a new survey.
clean-energy  green-economy  midwest  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-453-top 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Help Wanted: New Training Partnerships Give GE Aviation Access To Skilled Welders - GE Reports
At the Greene County Career Center in southwestern Ohio’s Xenia Township, 650 high school students spend half their day in the classroom, learning traditional subjects like math, English, and social studies. The other half of the day, though, is what gets them most excited.
apprenticeships  workforce-training  Around-the-web  Aerospace  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-452 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Teen a Role Model in Tooling and Machining Trade - US News
What is needed now by manufacturers — both here and across the nation — are those who have the aptitude for problem solving, according to Greg Wasko, vice president and partner in Starn Tool & Manufacturing Co.
workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  apprenticeships  Around-the-web  this-week-451 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Toyota to Invest 10 Billion in U.S. Automotive Manufacturing - ENGINEERING.com
Toyota’s first manufacturing plant in the U.S. was Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, or TMMK, established in 1986. Since then, the company has grown to become the world’s largest automotive manufacturer by production volume.

Recently, the company has announced it will exceed its 2017 pledge to invest $10 billion over five years with a new commitment to reach nearly $13 billion over the same period.
automotive-industry  toyota  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-450  kentucky 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
The Messy Technological Roots Of The U.S. Trade War With China - Iowa Public Radio
Intellectual property thefts that were once considered petty are a mounting cost for the U.S. economy — at least $225 billion and at most $600 billion annually, according to a National Bureau of Asian Research report — and China is one the biggest offenders.
china  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  tech-transfer  intellectual-property-theft  Around-the-web  this-week-448  trade-policy  this-week-448-new 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Factory town no more - kenoshanews.com
It’s no surprise that the number of people working in manufacturing in Kenosha County has declined since the closing of the Chrysler Assembly Plant in 1988.

Nationally, the manufacturing workforce has declined over the last three decades as some factories moved to lower-cost countries while those production facilities that remained becoming increasingly automated, employing fewer workers.
factories  factory-towns  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S.–Norway Relationship: Strengthening it Yields Dividends for National Defense - National Review
In Executive Order 13806, issued July 2017, President Trump ordered a comprehensive analysis of the assessment and strengthening of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base. The sobering result from the analysis is that the U.S. is struggling: increasingly dependent on foreign suppliers, losing its domestic manufacturing capabilities, and suffering from a decline in science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills among its citizens.
Around-the-web  defense-sector  industry-reports  tech-transfer  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  norway  trade-policy  trade-agreements 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Trade war hangs over new MBTA subway cars - The Boston Globe
The Chinese company building subway cars for the MBTA hosted a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the new Orange Line vehicles at its factory in Western Massachusetts, as it lobbies the Trump administration for a break from the tariffs in the two countries’ ongoing trade war.
china  u.s.-manufacturing  Massachusetts  transportation-industry  rail  tariffs  government-policy  trade-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. - The New York Times
After Apple announced a large new campus in Austin, Tex. — creating as many as 15,000 jobs, none of them expected to be manufacturing — it’s worth looking at the company’s flirtation with advanced manufacturing in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  apple  silicon-valley  california  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says - IndustryWeek
The research argues that tariffs imposed on aluminum and steel have led to increases in U.S. employment, production and investment...The Beer Institute, a trade association for the American brewing industry, called tariffs on aluminum a “tax on beer,” saying that cans make up more than 11% of the manufacturing cost in the U.S.
tariffs  u.s.-manufacturing  steel-industry  beverage-industry  trade-policy  government-policy  industry-organizations  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-444  insider-12-17-2018 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Understanding the skills gap in the manufacturing industry - Deloitte Insights
Faced with continuing economic expansion and retirement of baby boomers, the US manufacturing industry is looking at a potential shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. How can manufacturers address this expected skills gap?
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-443-top  insider-12-6-2018 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study - Deloitte US
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace—as illustrated by the tight labor conditions in the US and global manufacturing industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  robotics  internet-of-things  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442-top  insider-12-20-2018 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Made in USA: Is the Pendulum Swinging to Reshoring? - Design News
Anecdotally, we are hearing from more and more clients asking us to help produce goods domestically. Without getting into politics, it is worth considering some of the basic issues (avoiding the issue of tariffs) that are driving the growth of manufacturing in the U.S
u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  this-week-442  Around-the-web 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Are you ready for the smart manufacturing revolution? - Industrial Insights - PwC
With digital technology reaching an inflection point, manufacturers have a critical choice to make. They can continue to digitize individual factory functions, making them more efficient, or begin to integrate digital capabilities across the factory. The digital factory, which integrates all functions, internal and external, is a horse of a different order. It will change the nature of manufacturing—from mass production to product customization—and allow companies to respond instantly to changes in customer demand or the inevitable production variation, such as supply disruption. It can lead to gains in productivity, performance, output, and market share as well as better control and visibility in the supply chain, and digital innovation can help manufacturers create capacity to enable more profitable growth.
digital-factories  digital-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-441 
november 2018 by areadevelopment

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