Posts Tagged ‘ manufacturing ’

Could There be a More Important Year for Manufacturing Day?

Oct 1st, 2021

On the first Friday of October, and continuing throughout the month with various events, companies across all sectors seek to raise awareness of manufacturing, and why the field represents a viable career path. Hosted annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute, perhaps never has it been more crucial to bring […]

Stressed Supply Chains

Jun 24th, 2021

Having been in the window industry for almost 30 years, there was one department I always found to be quiet, unassuming and reliable: the supply chain and purchasing department. They just went about their duties, did their jobs and “stuff” always showed up on time. Sure, there was an occasional blip, but 99% of the […]

April Jobs Report Remained More or Less Static

Jun 3rd, 2021

As vaccination efforts continue and statistics improve for the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more employees hung up Zoom and returned to the workplace in April. According to April figures, the number of teleworkers declined to 18.3%, marking a nearly 3% […]

Dodge Makes Downward Adjustments to Construction Starts Forecast Due to COVID-19

Apr 16th, 2020

The economy is currently in a steep but short recession according to Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics, who hosted a webinar updating Dodge’s construction forecast for the year. In the webinar, titled “The Potential Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Construction Starts,” Branch said Dodge expects an economic rebound by the second […]

Construction Industry Praises Signing of USMCA, the End of ‘NAFTA Nightmare’

Jan 29th, 2020

After an overwhelming majority vote in the Senate last week, President Donald Trump has officially signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal in a ceremony that took place at the White House today. The USMCA replaces the nearly 25-year-old trade deal North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “Everybody said this was a […]

OSHA Updates Amputation Prevention Standards

Jan 16th, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) instruction on amputations in December 2019 as part of efforts to identify and reduce amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. “Amputations are among the most severe and disabling workplace injuries that often result in permanent disability,” reads the OSHA Safeguarding Equipment and […]

Construction Hiring Increases as Manufacturing Employment Remains Steady

Jun 5th, 2019

Despite a national labor shortage, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics displays notable growth in construction employment and a steady number of jobs in the manufacturing industries. Officials from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) say both attracting and retaining workforce is the top concern of its members, yet manufacturers remain […]

NanaWall Expands Facility, Brings More Manufacturing to U.S.

Jun 4th, 2019

At a time when tariffs look to drive more U.S.-based manufacturing, officials for NanaWall Systems say those taxes were in part what spurred the company to proceed with expanding one of its domestic operations. Though an addition was already slated for the next five years, the company’s marketing manager, Matt Thomas, says the current climate […]

Chelsea Building Products Opens New Facility

Mar 26th, 2019

Officials for Chelsea Building Products report that the company has set a date for the grand opening of a new facility in Greenville, Texas. Scheduled for April 9, 2019, the event will include a reception, plant tours and a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Opened in 1975, to date the company has operated solely out of Pittsburgh, […]

How Technology is “Transforming” Manufacturing

May 24th, 2016

The time for the manufacturing sector to invest in technology is now, according to a recent report by business consulting firm PWC. PWC’s Robert Bono and Stephen Pillsbury authored the 2016 Industrial Manufacturing Trends Report, which focused on the importance of U.S. manufacturers balancing the risks and rewards of embracing new technologies. The report recognizes […]

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