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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturer Takes Steps to Address a Shrinking U.S. Manufacturing Workforce

October 16, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, has been working to bolster a shrinking manufacturing workforce in the U.S., and its efforts have been recognized. The Missouri […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The Real Job Killer? Stagnation, Not Automation

October 13, 2017

Via: Industry Week

There is no shortage of fear and hype around AI and automation replacing manufacturing jobs. But from my perspective, they do not eliminate jobs, but rather redistribute them. The loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is a hotly debated […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

BMW in talks with Great Wall Motor over potential production partnership

October 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to Reuters, Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Company has revealed that it is in talks with BMW, with the potential for the firms to partner on the production of the company’s Mini brand vehicles in China. The German firm […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

How Connected Cars Could Change Your Life On The Road In The Next 3 Years

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

Worldwide sales of connected cars are projected to grow from fewer than 7 million units in 2015 to almost 61 million in 2020, generating $141 billion revenue for the auto industry and giving commuters new ways to make rush hour […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Mazda Hints at the Future

October 11, 2017

Via: MFRTech

At the risk of turning this into some sort of Mazda tribute site (pun not intended), yesterday the company announced that at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show (October 28-November 5), in addition to showing a “next-generation product concept” which is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

TransEnterix escapes shareholders lawsuit

October 10, 2017

Via: Mass Device

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) last week won the dismissal of a shareholders lawsuit brought over the collapse of its SurgiBot program, with a federal judge ruling that the company and its management and investors didn’t mislead shareholders about the robot-assisted surgery platform’s […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment

October 9, 2017

Via: Automotive News

On its face, the announcement was a head-scratcher. Honda, an automaker known for its conservative approach to expanding production globally, revealed in September that it was adding 300 new jobs in Ohio and pumping $267 million into production of the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

Wal-Mart committed to buying US manufactured products

October 9, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

US retail giant Wal-Mart has revealed that it will be more readily pursuing a policy of supporting US manufacturing firms by purchasing US manufactured goods. The firm put forward a further $250bn until 2023 that will be used to support […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

How Mercedes turned a ‘crazy’ idea into gold

October 6, 2017

Via: Automotive News

A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz W163, dubbed “Job1,” rolled off the assembly line at the company’s U.S. plant in Vance, Ala., launching the M class. It was a risky experiment for what was known then as […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

Volvo to use JLT Mobile Computers in high tech manufacturing facilities

October 5, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer of demanding-environment computers, has been selected by Volvo Car Body Components to supply its Verso + 10 computers for use in the company’s Olofström plant located in Sweden. Volvo plans to install the computers […]