Industry Market Trends

Drones’ Ocean-Going Cousins, USVs, Find New Market Opportunities

August 29, 2013

While the nation frets over the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones), the market is expanding for unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), their seagoing counterparts. Advancements in communications and automation technologies are helping to reduce the cost of USVs, which are being sought to decrease reliance on manned crews for specific applications.  Read More

Industry Market Trends

Report: U.S. Manufacturing Skills Gap Crisis Is Overblown

August 29, 2013

Most of the nation’s largest manufacturing areas show no evidence of a substantial shortage of skilled workers, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The most serious gap is localized to a few key manufacturing areas, and most concerns are overblown for the near-term. Read More