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New survey presents keys to recruiting women to manufacturing sector

October 2, 2014

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the manufacturing sector, has released a survey, co-produced with Plante Moran, that highlights the potential for young women as manufacturing employees....

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Lampin Corp. educates students with company tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3

October 2, 2014

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lampin Corp. has announced its participation in Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3. Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, and regional high schools have partnered with manufacturing companies in the area to help increase high school...

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Census Bureau releases all 364 manufacturing reports from 2014 Economic Census

October 2, 2014

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census. The 2012 Economic...

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Buyken Metal Products, AJAC host Manufacturing Day for Kent, Wash., high school students

October 2, 2014

Buyken Metal Products, a provider of sheet metal forming, stamping, and fabrication services in Kent, Wash., and the Seattle-based Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are partnering to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3 at Buyken’s facility in Kent, Wash. Students will have the...

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SHRM LINE: October hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for the month

October 2, 2014

In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014. In October, for the seventh straight month,...

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President Obama to visit Manufacturing Day event at Millennium Steel on Oct. 3

October 1, 2014

On Oct. 3 President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive-grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts-makers. “We are pleased that the White House has chosen a...

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Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

October 1, 2014

Novelis has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum recycling center, located adjacent to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany. The $258 million recycling center will process up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminum scrap annually, turning it back into high-value aluminum ingots to...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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Ameristar Mfg. recognized for participation in John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process

October 1, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has earned recognition in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP), a supplier suggestion process within Deere & Co.’s Achieving Excellence program. Ameristar Mfg. supplies fabricated and stamped metal parts to John Deere’s operation in...

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America in Recovery website connects companies with ex-offender potential employees

October 1, 2014

Houston-based charity America in Recovery, created by Larry Keast, president and CEO of Venturetech, a manufacturer of heavy equipment for the oil industry, has announced the launch of a website to connect companies with potential employees who need a second chance after legal mistakes landed them...

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Report predicts growth in advanced robotics for manufacturing

October 1, 2014

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory, and trainability, industrial manufacturers are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage, according to a report released by PwC US in...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in September, but PMI fell 2.4 percentage points

October 1, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Alcoa Foundation, Discovery Education to host virtual field trip Oct. 3 for classrooms nationwide

September 30, 2014

Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, and Discovery Education, Silver Spring, Md., a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an interactive virtual field trip. The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip...

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MSC Industrial Supply opens customer fulfillment center in Ohio

September 30, 2014

MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., a distributor of metalworking and MRO supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, has opened a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Columbus, Ohio. The 400,000-sq.-ft. facility — the company’s fifth CFC — employs 100 people...

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Omron opens Americas headquarters in Illinois

September 30, 2014

Omron Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has opened its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one location. It features an automation center that serves as a university-style laboratory...

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