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Little-Known Federal Legislation to Create Manufacturing Hubs Included in Spending Bill

December 12, 2014

While the federal budget and its more controversial riders are commanding the lion’s share of attention, the American public may not have noticed a piece of little-known but highly bipartisan legislation called the “Revitalizing American Manufacturing and Innovation Act” (RAMI) that is present in the budget bill set... Read More

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Editor's Note: Wrapping Up Manufacturing’s Future

December 9, 2014

The season of gift giving and receiving is fast coming upon us, and rather than getting caught up in the “it” toy or game of the moment, we as manufacturing and industrial professionals have an opportunity to make a real impact on the young people in our lives with the presents we choose. How? It starts with the... Read More

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New York City Takes Steps to Incubate Wearable Fashion and Technology Epicenter

December 5, 2014

Wearable tech often brings to mind clunky, super-hero gadgetry: Dick Tracy’s wrist radio, for example, or Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone. The earliest incarnations of commercial wearable technology are, indeed, a bit hard to miss: Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch could possibly be called “clunky.” As wearable technology gets... Read More

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The Role of Scorecards and Dashboards in Performance Management

December 1, 2014

Success in performance management requires measures, standards, and outcomes that support the organization’s vision, mission, objectives, and competitiveness.  Communicating, aligning, managing, and connecting all of the pieces are a challenge for any organization. All departmental and staff goals need to be... Read More

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Editor's Note: Manufacturing Can Shrug Off A Weak Black Friday

December 1, 2014

Only a dedicated naysayer could focus on the negative side of the Institute for Supply Management’s announcement yesterday of its manufacturing index for November. Yes, the index fell to 58.7. But that’s from October’s three-and-a-half-year high of 59, making it the second highest index in forty months, and a number... Read More

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Jeff Morgan

December 1, 2014

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New Challenges for Stationary Emissions and Stack Testing Regulations

November 26, 2014

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed new carbon dioxide emission regulations in June, the news grabbed headlines and U.S. industries’ attention. States and their politicians immediately denounced the Clean Power Plan proposal, saying its costly rules will hurt consumers and businesses and... Read More