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Wilson Buys Louisville Slugger Brand - CNNMoney
Wilson Sporting Goods is buying the Louisville Slugger brand of baseball bats for $70 million, marrying two of the leading brands in baseball just weeks before the new season starts.
this-week-231  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Automakers Put Vehicles on a Diet, Consumers May Be the Winners - NBC News.com
Over the last two decades, cars have been getting bigger and heavier, in part due to customer demand, but also to meet federal safety standards.
this-week-231  around-the-web  matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
3D Printing Will Change the Game - Boston Consulting Group Perspectives
3D printing will prove a game-changer for many companies—and its impact will be felt far sooner than many people expect.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  3d-printing  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
We Need a New Approach to Solve the Innovation Talent Gap - Eddie Yoon - Harvard Business Review
Capital isn’t the only problem facing big businesses that want to innovate. Many companies lack the right talent to take on important new projects that could help create the business’s next big category.
workforce-development  around-the-web  this-week-231  innovation  skilled-labor 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
The death of the private office: Have we gone too far? - Fortune Management
As the per-person square footage in offices continues to shrink, many workers - and managers - are beginning to wonder whether we've reached the limit.
around-the-web  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  office-design  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Next Office Renegotiation or Relocation: Part II - Spaces Blog - Jones Lang LaSalle
As a lease expiration date approaches, many mark their calendars in dread of the administrative tasks ahead. And although moving is complicated, it’s also a unique opportunity to reinvent your culture, address your space utilization and ensure your strategy is aligned with organizational objectives. 
lease-negotiation  around-the-web  office-market  site-selection  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Biologic pharmaceuticals manufacturing: transitioning and managing lab-like facilities - Jones Land LaSalle
Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are rapidly becoming obsolete. What’s driving the old factories into dinosaur status? In the past, when a facility transitioned from production of one drug to another, its systems were adjusted, but facilities themselves were typically adaptable. However in today’s world where many new production requirements are for biologic medicines, re-equipping facilities originally built for traditional chemical production is anything but minor
commercial-real-estate  automotive-industry  around-the-web  biotech  site-selection  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Setting the standard A spotlight on the FASB’s and IASB’s projects - PwC CFO Direct
Given the pervasiveness of lease arrangements across virtually all industries, observers are eager to see how different stakeholders view the FASB and IASB joint proposal on leases.Whether it’s a large multinational with thousands of leases around the globe or a small privately held company with just a handful of leases, it’s difficult to find a company that will not be affected by this proposal.
CFO  asset-management  around-the-web  lease-accounting  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
With Loss Of Manufacturing The U.S. Innovation Engine Is No Longer Working
Manufacturing & Technology News spoke with Martin Schmidt, MIT professor, Associate Provost and director of the Task Force on Production in the Innovation Economy, about the task force's findings shortly after they were presented at MIT. Here is what he had to say..
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  small-manufacturing  research&development  competitiveness  this-week-231  innovation 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Wal-Mart 'Made in America' drive follows suppliers' lead - Reuters
In many cases, Wal-Mart's suppliers had already decided to produce in the United States, as rising wages in China and other emerging economies, along with increased labor productivity and flexibility back home, eroded the allure of offshore production.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  walmart  backshoring  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Welcome, Google: Tech Giant Picks Nashville as a 'Tech Hub' City - Nashville Business Journal
Google will announce today that it has selected Nashville as one of seven inaugural cities to participate in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a new venture the tech giant is launching to better connect emerging local tech scenes across the country with each other and with resources at Google.
technology  google  tech-hub  tennesee  around-the-web  nashville  matt  this-week-231  entrepreneurship 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
MIT president: Sequester choking innovation economy - Boston Herald
Drastic federal budget cuts caused by sequestration threaten to derail major innovative breakthroughs - like an AIDS vaccine, 3D printing and digital learning
innovation-hubs  government-policy  sequestration  around-the-web  biotech  3d-printing  MIT  this-week-231  innovation  additive-manufacturing 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Cultivate skilled, educated labor by opening doors on Manufacturing Day - Plastics News
The entire U.S. manufacturing industry is coming together on one day, Oct. 4, to open factory doors in an effort to dispel myths about careers in this field, to address the skilled-labor shortage and to raise a collective voice for manufacturing in America.
workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-231  skilled-labor 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Amid a Manufacturing Skills Gap, a Primer for Training - IndustryWeek
To be high-performing, every company should be continually looking inward and analyzing performance, including training of employees, and should strive to build on a culture of learning to drive innovation, quality and profitability.
workforce-development  around-the-web  education  this-week-231  skilled-labor 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Canada Has Talent. How Do You Attract It? - The Globe and Mail
Younger workers, however, will ultimately determine the future of companies such as Coca-Cola. “One of the things we found out, particularly with millennials, is that they want meaningful work,” Ms. White says. “A social connection to the organization is incredibly important.”
labor  canada  around-the-web  toronto  coca-cola  ontario  workforce  location-canada  matt  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Trends Spurring Growth of Inland Ports - NAIOP
Inland ports that serve the Midwest and other interior sections of the country should continue to experience strong growth in the future.
regional-reports  around-the-web  logistics  infrastructure  matt  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Textile Plants Return, With Floors Largely Empty of People - NYTimes.com
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The old textile mills here are mostly gone now - fell one by one to the forces of globalization. Just as the Carolinas benefited when manufacturing migrated first from the Cottonopolises of England to the mill towns of New England and then to here, where labor was even cheaper, they suffered in the 1990s when the textile industry mostly left the United States. Which is why what is happening at the old Wellstone spinning plant is so remarkable. Drive out to the interstate, with the big peach-shaped water tower just down the highway, and you will find the mill up and running again. Parkdale Mills, the country’s largest buyer of raw cotton, reopened it in 2010.
regional-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  industry-reports  south-carolina  this-week-231  backshoring  apparel  textiles-clothing-industries 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
What Really Is Competitiveness? - The Globalist
Nations compete — but no one ever accurately measures national competitiveness.
around-the-web  competitiveness  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Holman W. Jenkins Jr.: Tennessee vs. Germany at VW - WSJ.com
A labor fight at a Chattanooga auto plant has roots 4,000 miles away—and that is fine with the UAW.
labor  automotive-industry  around-the-web  tennessee  organized-labor  this-week-231  volkswagen 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Companies Unplug From the Electric Grid, Delivering a Jolt to Utilities - WSJ.com
From big-box retailers to high-tech manufacturers, more companies across the country are producing their own power. Since 2006, the number of electricity-generation units at commercial and industrial sites has more than quadrupled to roughly 40,000 from about 10,000, according to federal statistics.
around-the-web  smart-grid  green-economy  facility-planning  this-week-231  sustainable-development  energy 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Oracle wants to expand Montana relationship, president says - Billings Gazette
Oracle, one of the nations largest corporations, looks forward to expanding its “special relationship” with Montana and its universities, its president, Safra Catz, told the Montana Economic Development Summit as the two-day event wrapped up Tuesday at Montana Tech.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  montana  high-tech  this-week-231  backshoring  data-centers  Oracle-Corporation 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
So Where Are the Jobs Coming From? U.S. Metro Employment Growth by Industry Sector - Garner Economics
In this brief we examine current employment and industry sector growth among the nations 372 metro areas. Nearly 84 percent of all U.S. metros have been adding jobs through the first seven months of 2013. This is the continuation of a positive trend beginning in early 2012 with more than three-quarters of all metros experiencing increasing employment totals. So where are these jobs coming from?
around-the-web  metros  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  ranking  this-week-231  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Scott Livingston: Manufacturing Alive and Well in the U.S.A. - Ideas Lab
Technology is only one part of our two-pronged strategy to remain competitive. The other is continuous improvement. If you aren’t incorporating lean enterprise in your business strategy, then you risk ruin.
aerospace  mid-sized-business  u.s.-manufacturing  oem's  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Is There or Isn’t There a Skills Gap? - ThomasNet.com News
American manufacturers often cite the “skills gap” as a major obstacle to company growth and industry resurgence. But some researchers argue that the situation is not as bad as often depicted, and even claim the gap is a myth. So what’s the truth?
STEM-workforce  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  skills-gap  this-week-231  skilled-labor 
september 2013 by areadevelopment

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