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Manufacturers Answering the Nation’s Call for Help

Manufacturers Answering the Nation’s Call for Help

By Frances Brunelle / 2020-04-03

⏱ Reading Time: 5 minutes As the COVID-19 crisis devastates business in America, Manufacturers are answering the nation’s call for help just as in WWII times.

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Manufacturing Day Perspective: Attracting a Management Force, Not Just a Work Force - Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers

Manufacturing Day Perspective: Attracting a Management Force, Not Just a Workforce

By Frances Brunelle / 2019-09-27

⏱ Reading Time: 4 minutes   Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to address both the skills gap and misconceptions about modern manufacturing. There is universal agreement this is a valuable and important effort. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled month over month, year over year. The projections are this situation will only get worse. Research by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute predicts that over the next ten years, manufacturers will lack 2.4 million of the 4.6 million workers needed.   The Bigger Problem: Manufacturing Owner Founders…

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Xometry – Manufacturing High-Five Series

By Frances Brunelle / 2018-08-20

⏱ Reading Time: < 1 minutes Manufacturers Who Are a Great Example to Others In Their Industry In our Manufacturing High-Five series, we like to give a shout out to manufacturers who are a great example to others in the areas of philanthropy, social media, or web development. This month, we’re highlighting Xometry, a Maryland based tech and software company working to improve and revitalize the American manufacturing landscape through the use of streamlined quoting, engineering, and integration within the manufacturing sector. This company excels in various aspects that make a strong business; however, their social…

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Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., Empowering the Next Generation of Skilled Machinists – Manufacturing High-Five Series

By Frances Brunelle / 2018-05-31

⏱ Reading Time: 2 minutes Empowering the Next Generation of Skilled Machinists In our Manufacturing High-Five Series, we like to give a shout out to manufacturers who are a great example to others in the areas of philanthropy, social media, web development, and education. This month’s featured company is Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. in Rockford, IL-a precision machine tool and metal cutting company fostering the next generation of skilled machinists. AME provides opportunities for young people to learn about careers in manufacturing through apprenticeship programs and frequent outreach. Even the title of their latest…

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Prier, A Manufacturing Company with A Conscience – Manufacturing High-Five Series

By Frances Brunelle / 2018-04-13

⏱ Reading Time: < 1 minutes In our Manufacturing High-Five series, we like to give a shout out to manufacturers who are a great example to others in the areas of philanthropy, social media or web development. This month we’re highlighting a 130-year-old manufacturer of plumbing products, Prier, located in Grandview, MO. This company is a shining example of how corporations can make a difference in their communities. Prier is a tithing company. Each year they give away 10% of the prior year’s profits to charitable causes in their community. Here’s how they describe their giving…

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Manufacturing Day 2017 – A Fast & Easy Way to Make a Difference

By Frances Brunelle / 2017-10-02

⏱ Reading Time: < 1 minutes Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire youth into the amazing career opportunities that exist within the manufacturing sectors.  This is a worthy cause for sure, but many who love manufacturing don’t know how to make a difference or where to get involved.  At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. we’re doing something special in support of Manufacturing Day 2017, and we’ve got a fast and easy way You can make a difference too.  Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that…

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Manufacturing Day & STEM Programs

By Frances Brunelle / 2016-10-27

⏱ Reading Time: 2 minutes Manufacturing Day – October 7th, this year, actually turned into Manufacturing Month.  Many companies large and small acknowledged the importance of engaging and inspiring the talent pipeline by inviting students and educators to events designed to do just that. The “baby boomer retirement wave” has been discussed, blogged about and beaten to death.  But the reality is over three million jobs will need to be filled by 2025.  Featured in Industry Week, a panel discussion was hosted by the Cambridge Innovation Center and Kronos, Inc., about the talent gap.  In…

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Why The #1 Goal Of Manufacturing Day May Need To Change

By Frances Brunelle / 2016-09-07

⏱ Reading Time: 3 minutes Why The #1 Goal Of Manufacturing Day May Need To Change     The #1 goal of Manufacturing Day is to inspire the next generation into the industry by changing the perception of manufacturing in America. This is a worthy goal for all who care about the industry. Manufacturing Day was the brainchild of Ed Youdell, President and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, (FMA). His idea was to bring together leading manufacturing organizations to draw attention to the awesome career opportunities within the manufacturing community. However, there…

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