Industry Market Trends

Sandvik Coromant Helps "Workshops for Warriors" Get Vets to Work

December 12, 2012

U.S. military veterans searching for manufacturing jobs should take a closer look at Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization that aims to help place and certify them in manufacturing jobs. And now, manufacturing stakeholders are joining the cause: This week, Sandvik Coromant, the supplier of metalcutting tools and solutions, announced that it is contributing a grant worth $40,000 in metalcutting tools. Read More

Industry Market Trends

U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA Grants Hope to Transform Solar Energy Research

December 12, 2012

Solar energy research is a field that's constantly changing and evolving, as new research and technology allow for breakthroughs that might have been unthinkable even a year or two earlier. Much of the funding for solar research comes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and recently the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced that it was giving grants worth $14 million to eight possibly transformational projects taking place across America. These grants, given to private companies and universities alike, are part of a larger $130 million DOE investment in cutting-edge research encompassing 11 technology areas in 24 states. For our purposes, though, the solar research projects are worth a closer look.  Read More