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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
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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
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
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UPS Midstream Services Inc. Opens $3.9 Million Machining Plant In Jena, Louisiana

Area Development Online News Desk (05/02/2014)

UPS Midstream Services Inc. formally dedicated the company’s new 24,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Jena, Louisiana. The new full-service machining plant represents a $3.9 million capital investment and will provide welding, fabrication, equipment overhaul and repair services for pipeline distribution systems and petrochemical processing plants. More
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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
Economics/ Government Policy >>

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
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

First Person: Putting U.S. Manufacturing Front and Center

Scott N. Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) (Directory 2014)

Scott N. Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, discusses how government policy supports U.S. manufacturing growth, the perceived “skills gap” and mainstream media’s recent focus on U.S. manufacturing. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

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