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2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide
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Automotive >>

U.S. Auto Manufacturing Through the Eyes of a Design-Build Contractor

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Though uncertainties always exist, Gray Construction is optimistic about the future of the automotive industry and looks forward to opportunities the changing industry will provide. More
Aerospace >>

Aerospace Skills Gap: Workforce Declines, As Talent Needs Increase

Jim Freaner, Advanced Technology Services (ATS) (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Although the number of U.S. aerospace workers is shrinking, the skills need has increased, and a gap exists as older, experienced workers leave the labor force. More
Aerospace >>

Choosing the Optimal Site for an Aviation-Related Project

Von Hatley, Managing Director, Jones Walker Consulting, LLC (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
If current trends continue, a conservative estimate reveals there will be more than 1,000 announcements of aviation-related projects in the United States over the next decade. The best location decisions will be made by project teams that not only look at the current overall costs, but also have a deep understanding of hidden site development costs, in addition to the long-term political/financial stability that a region can provide. More
Automotive >>

The Case for Supplier Parks in the Automotive Supply Chain

Kim Hill, Managing Director & President, HWA Analytics (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
With the auto industry in a cycle of growth, OEMs need to meet new industry standards while keeping costs in check; locating at a supplier park may help to achieve these goals. More
Automotive >>

Implications of Additive Manufacturing for the Auto Industry

Joshua Cregger, Project Manager, Center for Automotive Research (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Additive manufacturing is evolving from prototyping to diagnostic tools to the production of vehicle bodies, although it’s still not feasible for use on a large scale. More
Aerospace >>

Industry/Education Partnerships Hold Promise for Advanced Technology Industries

Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
As older skilled workers retire and younger workers take their place in industries with constantly evolving technology, the boundaries between industry and academia have begun to blur. More
Aerospace >>

First Person: A Precision Aerospace Manufacturer Relocates Production from Mexico Back to New England

Scott Livingston, President and CEO, Horst Engineering Family of Companies (2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
A staff editor for Area Development recently interviewed Scott Livingston, the president and CEO of the Horst Engineering Family of Companies, a privately held contract manufacturer of precision-machined components and assemblies for aerospace and other high-technology industries which recently returned production to the U.S. from Mexico. More

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