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Hey, Manufacturers - It's Called 'Social' Media For A Reason
Jun 9 2010 - 10:00am
Social Media for manufacturers can be tricky. Many are trying it out with the "Broccoli Mentality" - "I don't really like it, but I'm eating it because I've heard it's good for me." But Social Media...
2 Studies Show Optimism, Employment Up In Manufacturing
Jun 9 2010 - 4:34am
There are 2 recent studies that suggest that manufacturing in the U.S. and around the globe is making notable improvement. The surveys - one measuring global employment outlook among manufacturers...
Jaco Fabrication - A Report From The Field
Jun 2 2010 - 3:48pm
I recently had the chance to visit by phone with Wendy from Jaco Fabrication, a successful, full-service fabrication and assembly shop in Stevensville, Michigan. Wendy handles sales & marketing (...
4 Rules For Inventors & Entrepreneurs Sourcing Their Products
May 27 2010 - 3:10pm
Inventors and first-time entrepreneurs face many challenges. Along with the excitement of discovery and creation, there are many pitfalls that can cause an idea - no matter how impressive or valuable...
Indian Creek Fabricators - A Report From The Field
May 27 2010 - 4:30am
I paid a visit recently to the main offices and plant of Indian Creek Fabricators in Tipp City, Ohio. ICF is has a unique position in the industry - not only is it a substantial fabrication operation...
Ohio, Kentucky Manufacturers Cite More Work, Less Competition, Skepticism
May 21 2010 - 10:12am
I just returned from a trip to the Midwest, visiting MFG.com Supplier customers. These small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are still standing, and reaping some rewards in the form of more...
What Is Sourced On MFG.com?
May 20 2010 - 10:23am
Bill Ryan, MFG.com Director of Sourcing Services, was in Washington, DC, this week presenting to a collection of government and private sector senior executives. The gig was focused on innovation,...
Sharp Tool & Die - A Report From The Field
May 11 2010 - 6:27am
I had a conversation today with an acquaintance from one of the (if not THE) coolest manufacturing areas in the U.S. - Meadville, Pennsylvania. Alex is the daddy-o at Sharp Tool & Die there....
MFGWatch Survey: Backshoring Trend Accelerates, Supply Disruptions Persist, Employment Flat With Small Manufacturers
May 5 2010 - 3:26pm
(click to enlarge) The MFGWatch Survey is conducted quarterly by MFG.com to measure behaviors and expectations of two groups of North American manufacturing: Large, OEM manufacturers and Small- and...
Machine Shop Grows Using Tenacity, Innovation and MFG.com
May 4 2010 - 10:52am
This month's issue of Modern Machine Shop features an article titled "Startup Takes 21st Century Approach To Business." It features Maryland Machine and its founder, Brent Long. Brent Long of...