Archive for January, 2013

For military veterans, a successful transition to a civilian career starts at the recruitment stage. The challenge for many companies is to create a plan to recruit the best qualified candidates. IMT Career Journal asked career consultants what they think corporations are doing right and where there is room for military recruitment improvement. Read more

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Providing support for the factory sector is a crucial strategy for renewing the U.S. economy. In the first part of a series on boosting American manufacturing, the Brookings Institution recommends the creation of a national network of advanced industries innovation hubs. Read more

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When it comes to managing supply chains, manufacturing businesses are doing anything but quelling demands. In fact, many are imposing increasingly strict requirements and heavily scrutinizing suppliers to ensure that all levels of satisfaction are met.

As we reported last month, manufacturers are taking sustainability of supply chains and resources into account when they consider the overall impact of their products and the company at large. But new research shows success in sustainability has a direct correlation to success in business. Leaders recognize that sustainability is about more than protecting the planet — it’s about managing real business risks. Moreover, automation and data management processes are emerging as a key tool to help achieve more sustainable supply chains. Read more


This month, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced his Building Up Florida Manufacturing proposal, which would eliminate taxes on equipment purchases and train workers from other sectors who are transitioning to manufacturing jobs. The initiative is intended to drive small manufacturing business growth and jobs in the state. Read more

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According to the latest industry projections, there isn’t going to be an appreciable increase in R&D funding for alternative energy engines in the foreseeable future. However, automakers are investing heavily in improving the efficiency of traditional fuel engines. Read more


emissionsgreenandclean.2The idea of capturing carbon dioxide to prevent greenhouse gas emissions is not new; as more and more scientists have tried to figure out ways to reduce the effect of coal-fired plants spewing toxins into the environment, researchers have tried many different methods.

And even if carbon dioxide could be captured, is there a way to produce revenue by selling it?

Canadian college professor/researcher Guy Mercier, and his financial backers at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), believes he has the answer to the carbon capture problem. Read more


immigration guy featuredA week after the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced the formation of a coalition to advocate U.S. immigration reform that would boost the number of highly skilled foreign workers and replenish a U.S. manufacturing sector being crippled by a workforce skills gap, four Senators today, led by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), introduced a bill in the Senate that would increase the annual number of temporary H-1B work visas by 50,000 to a total of 115,000, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune.
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