Improving Manufacturing Productivity Hinges On Keeping Those Computers Fully Operational

    Manufacturers worldwide are bemoaning that computer-controlled systems, used as part of day-to-day production processes, are unreliable and create more problems than they solve. From a manufacturing perspective, there’s nothing more frustrating than computer downtime cutting into valuable production time and setting a project back by hours, days and sometimes weeks. However, time and again, [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , |

Are Trade Shows Still Worth the Investment?

  Trade shows in general and the manufacturing industry specifically has been hit hard in the past few years. Are they still worth attending? Here's what we know:   81% of trade show attendees have buying authority. Which means 4 out of 5  people walking the aisles are potential customers for exhibitors.   83% of exhibitors [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , , , |


NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S FACTORIES For much of the past 30 years, the American public’s view of manufacturing has been unrelentingly grim: shuttered factories, laid-off workers and the steady disappearance of “Made in America” products from consumers’ shelves. But U.S. manufacturing is showing strong signs of rebirth. Since the end of 2010, U.S. manufacturers have added [...]

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Latest Posts|Tags: , , , |

“Connecting” to the Value Chain

  "Connecting" to the Value Chain Many in the manufacturing world are constantly concerned with keeping up with what will be the next new thing in equipment.  Large companies can experiment with new pieces, but for many small and mid-sized companies, new equipment needs to be a solid investment.  With constant changes in technology, what [...]

2016 Manufacturing Forecast

  2016 Forecast for Manufacturing Here’s a few things you’ll want to watch in 2016.  Don’t get left behind! The Internet of Things - One of the skills that a new crop of workers should bring to the table are ones that can analyze the data they get from IoT output.  Even better are employees [...]