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Advanced Technology and the Changing Face of U.S. Manufacturing

Mark Crawford (Q4 2014)

U.S. manufacturers are investing in advanced equipment, automation, and robotics in order to drive down the cost of production and compete in the global economy. The net result has the potential to transform our industrial base. More
Manufacturing / Industrial >>

First Person: Foreign Investment Driving Uptick in Manufacturing Plant Construction

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Q1 2014)

Stephen Gray, Gray Construction CEO, comments on manufacturing’s contribution to U.S. economic growth and the factors influencing the uptick in construction of domestic plants. More
Studies/Research/Papers >>

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte: Made In America? What the public thinks about manufacturing today

Deloitte (9/3/2010)

In its Labor Day survey, the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte find that Americans say manufacturing can succeed - but the necessary policies and leadership aren't in place. More
Manufacturing / Industrial >>

Manufacturing in America: Bigger, Better and Bolder

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

American manufacturing is on the upswing, with advances in innovation and productivity buoyed by decreased energy and transportation costs, and new efforts to increase work force skills. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

New Technologies Transforming Manufacturing, Changing Competition

Area Development Online Research Desk (Directory 2014)

According to a recent paper from the Deloitte University Press entitled “The Transformation of Manufacturing,” advanced materials, new production technologies, and digital techniques are allowing manufacturers to remain competitive despite numerous challenges. More
Studies/Research/Papers >>

People and Profitability: A Time for Change

The Manufacturing Institute (10-7-2009)

Amidst ongoing economic uncertainty, record-high unemployment rates and continued layoffs and mandatory furlough days, manufacturers are struggling to find and retain high-skilled, flexible workers. More
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Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing

Deloitte (6-15-2009)

The majority of respondents (71%) to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute's annual Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing see manufacturing as a national priority, with 59% agreeing that the U.S. manufacturing industry effectively competes on a global scale. In spite of this, only 17% of the respondents named manufacturing as among their top two industry choices to start a career, and only 30% of parents said they would encourage their children to pursue jobs in manufacturing. More
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GE Opens Advanced Manufacturing Lab in Plainville, Connecticut, Plans Circuit Breaker COE In Puerto Rico

Area Development Online News Desk (11/19/2014)

GE’s Industrial Solutions business opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab in Plainville, Connecticut, with plans to open a Circuit Breaker Center of Excellence in Puerto Rico. More
Manufacturing / Industrial >>

First Person: Cybercrime’s Tax on Manufacturing Innovation and Growth

Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance (Q4 2014)

Area Development recently spoke with Larry Clinton, the president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, who noted that cyber security needs to be woven into corporate processes. When done successfully, it can help build competitive advantage. More
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Positive Outlook for Middle Market Manufacturing Execs

Karen L. Kurek , Partner - National Industrial Products Practice Leader, McGladrey LLP (Q3 2014)

Amid growing optimism, the manufacturing sector plans to add jobs over the next 12 months. Small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months — and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period. In fact, these growing companies expect to increase their workforces by 6 percent, up from 4 percent in 2013. More