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Focus on the Workforce: Florida Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Purpose

Marilyn Barger, Marie Boyette, and Janice Mukhia, FLATE


The National Science Foundation through its network of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers has been leading a national effort to strengthen, train and build a world-class technical workforce. ATE regional centers of excellence serve as hubs for educating and training high-tech, high-skilled technicians who play a critical role in leading innovation in high-tech industries across the nation. Full Article

Commerce Secretary Seeks Help for Passage of Manufacturing Network Bill

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker went to Chicago today, seeking support to get legislation passed that would create a network of up to 15 regional manufacturing research centers.“It is our hope you will help us get this legislation passed,” Pritzker said at the end of a panel discussion in Chicago involving manufacturing executives, academics and public officials. Full Article

UpFront: #MFGis #whatyoumakeit

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Manufacturing isn’t a field I ever thought I’d be working in as a child, a teen or even as a young college graduate. I went to journalism school and worked as a crime reporter, a court reporter, a political reporter, a medical reporter and then, eventually, as an automotive reporter. It was in that final capacity that I was first exposed to a factory, to manufacturing. Full Article

Viewpoints: The Great Rebalancing of Global Manufacturing

Jeffrey Reinert, President, INDEX Corporation


Manufacturing in the United States will continue to enjoy a renaissance, driven by increasing demand for consumer goods in our own country as well as other countries around the world. As the world has become increasingly globalized, the differences from country to country in standards of living are shrinking, and it is increasingly advantageous to manufacture goods close to the point of use. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: M.Lab21 — For Next Generation Makers

Leanne Gluck, Pamela Hurt, and Michael Hripko


When it comes to educating the manufacturing workforce of the future, our nation and industry are faced with an incredible opportunity. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 875,000 manufacturing workers. Many of the empty jobs will be in advanced manufacturing, or high-tech areas of making things.  Full Article

SWE Honors Cindy Hoover, Emily Howard and Carol Weber with Prism Award

Press Release - Society of Women Engineers


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is proud to announce it bestowed its Prism Award on three recipients: Cindy Hoover, vice president of the 737 MAX program at Spirit AeroSystems; Emily Howard, senior technical fellow at the Boeing Company; and Carol Weber, senior engineering team leader at Caterpillar. Full Article

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