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Getting Back to Sort-Of Normal

With vaccinations on the rise, the in-person collaboration that is still essential to doing business, including trade shows, is growing. But challenges to recovery from the pandemic remain. Global supply chains are struggling with multiple disruptions. Shipping rates are historically high. Computer chip shortages are curbing output.

Machine Tool Orders Surge in May

Machine tool orders rose in May both on a monthly and year-over-year basis, AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology said today.

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs

Manufacturing added 15,000 jobs in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. But the manufacturing employment picture was mixed.

Workforce Development for Global Competitiveness

A widening skills gap threatens U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and consequently our economy. A talent pipeline with a sufficient supply of properly aligned skills is imperative to meet U.S. manufacturers’ needs for capacity, productivity and innovation.

Developing Next-Gen Manufacturing Professionals

Recruiting, training and retaining manufacturing workers is a constant challenge. The skills gap is real and growing, but the manufacturing industry has several tools to deal with this challenge.

Drive for EVs Challenges Auto Industry as Never Before

Automakers during this decade face a big challenge. They are having to invest in electric vehicles. But EVs, at least for now, won’t generate the profits of conventional vehicles, according to an annual report by consulting firm AlixPartners.