Nobody Panic But U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Are Poised For A Decline in 2018

December 5, 2017

Via: Forbes

Wall Street analysts are taking a big picture approach to auto sales next year, rather sanguine about an expected decline in light vehicle sales in 2018. My colleagues at Cox Automotive, economists Jonathan Smoke and Charlie Chesbrough, emailed me some […]

Industry 4.0 – is the manufacturing sector ready?

November 20, 2017

Category: Process, R&D

The fourth industrial revolution is a concept the entire manufacturing industry is working towards preparing for – but what does it entail, and how ready are businesses? Industry 4.0 is expected to enable internal improvements and production innovation across the […]

Risk Management in Automotive Manufacturing: Stop Problems at Their Roots

November 1, 2017

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Addressing risks within your automation infrastructure can help protect your operations and reputation. In automotive manufacturing operations, risks that go unaddressed can lead to missed production targets, safety incidents and vehicle recalls. Safety hazards, aging assets […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Atlantic Coast Pipeline signs Project Labor Agreements with four leading construction trade unions

December 8, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC announced today it has signed Project Labor Agreements with the nation’s four leading building and construction trade unions. The agreements reaffirm the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project’s commitment to hiring […]


How Trade Policies Led to the Decline of American Manufacturing

December 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Many people think that the decline in American manufacturing started with American manufacturers sourcing manufacturing offshore in order to achieve lower labor costs, avoid regulations, and pay lower taxes. While the decline accelerated after China was granted the status of […]

Process, Production

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

December 7, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Maybe next year you can add 3D-printed footwear to your holiday wish list—several major sports brands are exploring additive manufacturing for running shoes. 3D printing supplier EOS North America Inc. and Under Armour have formed a partnership to advance commercial […]