Industry Market Trends

Five New Research Projects Explore Greener Manufacturing from a Process Perspective

April 10, 2013

As part of last month's ceremony announcing a brand-new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, which we wrote about last week, the Dept. of Energy also revealed five winners of a total of $23.5 million in grant money and investment in innovative manufacturing research projects. The five new awardees of DOE grants are:

  1. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co.
  2. Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.
  3. Novomer Inc., Ithaca, N.Y.
  4. TIAX LLC., Lexington, Mass.
  5. University of Texas-Austin, Austin, Tex.
A closer look at some of the projects reveals some exciting breakthroughs that may have long-lasting effects on the manufacturing industry. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Survey: Small Business Owners to Pause Hiring Plans Soon

April 10, 2013

Despite recent job creation, small business owners say that they will cease hiring in the near future, according to the latest Small Business Economic Trends report released by the National Federation of Independent Business. Owners also revealed that a key challenge is finding qualified workers. Read More