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Two in three manufacturing employees are at serious financial risk if they fall ill

December 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new report published by health and wellbeing provider, BHSF, two thirds of workers in the manufacturing industry are at risk of financial loss and/or shock if they fall ill. The report – ‘A high wire with no […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Are You Putting Your Safety Data to Work?

November 20, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Bringing safety data into a Connected Enterprise can help identify risks and enhance safety in food and beverage manufacturing. Food and beverage manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018: Meet The Best Young Makers And Industrial Innovators

November 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

Who says American manufacturing is dead? The young innovators on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Manufacturing and Industry are finding plenty of opportunities to design useful new products, make factories more efficient and create better materials. Many of them […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Lincoln Electric Expands Automation Facility

November 9, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Lincoln Electric Automation (Cleveland, Ohio) is expanding its Wayne Trail, Fort Loramie, Ohio, automation facility, which specializes in automated manufacturing solutions for metal forming, fabricating and metal joining processes. The investment nearly doubles the facility’s size to support larger-scale projects, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Flexible working in manufacturing is a better incentive than money, says HSBC study

November 8, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Research conducted by HSBC has revealed that lifestyle benefits, such as flexible working, are more likely to improve workplace productivity for employees than financial incentives. A huge 91% of manufacturing workers believe this to be the case, yet only 23% […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Closing the skills gap: How to get young people interested in manufacturing

November 7, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Over 2,800 manufacturing events took place across the US on the 6th of October – Manufacturing Day – this year, with the holiday proving to be a huge success. They aim to be educational and networking tools, and the hope […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Atotech USA Surpasses 3 Million Safe Work Hours

November 2, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Atotech USA recently surpassed 3 million safe work hours without a lost time accident. The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company says it is continually looking for ways to improve the safety culture of our workplace. “We have implemented many programs […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

October 20, 2017

Via: Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) – XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up […]


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 […]