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Last year, there was a net gain of 284,000 manufacturing jobs – the most we have seen since 1997. Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) estimates that production will continue to grow at a rate over 2% through 2021. The average starting salaries have risen, but manufacturers still find it difficult to source adequate qualified entry-level talent. In a recent white paper, Deloitte singled out the manufacturing talent shortage as the single biggest threat to growth:

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debt free

This month we’re taking a look at who is buying lower middle market manufacturing companies. One of our featured articles tells how an increasing number of middle-aged executives are leaving corporate America for business ownership. While this might not be news to you, how they’re funding the acquisition to be debt and interest free may be information that sparks your own entrepreneurial pursuit. Normally, if you take money out of a 401(k) before reaching age 59 ½, you have to pay income taxes on the money as well as a…

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roll up

Why a Roll Up Makes Sense Finding the perfect manufacturing acquisition can be tough. Buyers usually have a list of criteria or “must haves.” For most of the buyers we work with, that list includes a business that can be scaled up, something with little competition in a fragmented industry where there are no or few dominant players. Most of the buyers that contact us are also looking for a minimum cash flow of $1-$2 million. The problem is that these manufacturing companies are few and far between. I spoke…

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next gen manufacturing

At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, one thing we know for sure is that our single biggest category of buyer is young, successful corporate executives who want to be their own boss and invest in something with a higher ROI than most other options. We also know that many sellers look at these next gen manufacturing entrepreneurs and wonder, “How the heck is this guy going to run, let alone grow, my business?”  While their hands may not be roughed up (yet) and they are accustomed to coming to work in a sports coat…

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CNC Employment

New Graduate From Lincoln Tech’s CNC Machining Program Lincoln Technical Institute in Mahwah, NJ will be graduating the 2nd class from their new CNC Machining Program in a little over a month. One of the students, who will graduate at the top of his class, is my nephew and godson, Matthew. Matt will be seeking an entry-level position in a modern manufacturing facility that can offer opportunity for career advancement. Matt currently lives in Washington, NJ, (Warren County) and would like to stay within a 50-mile radius, as he is…

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Manufacturing day

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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M&A Market

4 Things You Need To Know About The Current Manufacturing M&A Market   Each quarter the IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey with the support of Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project and Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business & Management. The report measures the current market conditions for businesses sold within the United States. Q2 2016 had some interesting insights for the manufacturing sector that every business owner should be aware of. The report revealed 4 things you need to know about the current Manufacturing M&A Market  …

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Manufacturing Business Broker

Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. Named 2016 Manufacturing Business Broker Of The Year   The 2016 M&A award winners have been announced by Corporate Live Wire. The award winners were selected by over 500,000 professionals working in the mergers & acquisitions industry in conjunction with Live Wire’s extensive research team. Live wire reported an unprecedented number of nominations and incredibly rigorous selection process.   Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. is proud to have been selected as the 2016 Manufacturing Business Broker of the year. Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. specializes in the sale…

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Retiring Manufacturers

First Quarter 2016 Market Pulse Report – Good News For Retiring Manufacturers Manufacturing Businesses Are Selling More Than Any Other Sector The First Quarter 2016 Market Pulse Report showed manufacturing is continuing to lead the lower middle market, at 37% of all business sold. The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM-$50MM). The IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey…

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