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Manufacturing Reshoring Trends Are a Hot Topic in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted on November 15th, 2018
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Reshoring, the concept of bringing manufacturing and services previously transferred overseas back to the U.S., continues to be a hot-button, and sometimes knee-jerk issue, for the manufacturing industry. Trade tensions and posturing around tariffs continue to place a spotlight on the initiative, but alongside these elements lie a growing sentiment that reshoring is not as easy or cut-and-dried as when summed up for a media soundbite. While some companies are reconsidering prior offshore moves amid rising labor costs in Asia, there is more to the reshoring effect than meets the eye. Looking at the positives, reshoring can be an agreeable way to balance budgets, boost employment, introduce better jobs and attract a new generation of workers to the manufacturing industry. It’s also a feel-good story to tell during elections. Yet reshoring is not holding to levels previously seen in 2016….

National Manufacturing Day 2018 Opened Doors and Opened Minds

Posted on October 18th, 2018
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Qualified candidates are always in demand and staffing the manufacturing industry is no exception. When it comes to connecting with and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, innovation and open-mindedness are where to start, and National Manufacturing Day 2018 didn’t disappoint. This year’s Open Doors, Open Minds theme helped attract new generations to the manufacturing industry with celebrations highlighting what’s new in the industry throughout the month of October. Participants enjoyed seeing new technological advances and were pleasantly surprised to see the growing range of manufacturing applications from auto and aeronautics to medical and chemical. National Manufacturing Day introduced younger generations to the many career opportunities in the manufacturing field. Such possibilities continue to grow each year as the industry discovers more ways to blend traditional manufacturing processes with new advances in technology. Despite this, the industry still must combat…