5 Tips to Reduce Waste in the Manufacturing Industry

All businesses should take a proactive approach towards minimizing waste, and manufacturing companies are no exception. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than a quarter-billion tons of trash are produced in the United States each year. While it’s … Read More

5 Tips to Protect Against MSDs in the Manufacturing Industry

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common types of injuries sustained by manufacturing workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), they account for one-third of all work-related injuries and illnesses. So, if you work in … Read More

How American Manufacturing Will Change in the Upcoming Years

The American manufacturing industry isn’t going to fade anytime soon. But like all commercial sectors, it’s expected to evolve in the upcoming years. While there’s no way to tell exactly how the American manufacturing industry will change, analysts have made … Read More

How the Solar Energy Tariff May Stimulate American Manufacturing

Solar energy continues to pave lead the way in the renewable energy market. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) solar energy has grown by roughly 68% every year over the past decade. Furthermore, the average cost for solar … Read More

What Is the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

Also known simply as Manufacturing USA, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), is a U.S.-based organization that specializes in manufacturing technologies and innovation. Like Germany’s Fraunhofer Institutes, it utilizes partnerships from private companies, universities and government entities. To learn … Read More

Tesla Acquires Manufacturing Robot Supplier Perbix

In an effort to automate its manufacturing processes, Tesla has acquired the manufacturing robot supplier company Perbix. Founded July 1, 2003, Tesla Inch. (formerly known as Tesla Motors) is a U.S.-based automaker, energy company and solar panel manufacturer. Led by … Read More

Elon Musk to Restore Power to Puerto Rico with Solar and Batteries

It’s been over a month since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc across the Caribbean, yet millions of Americans in Puerto Rico remain without power. In fact, reports indicate that only 21% of the island has power, attesting to the severity of … Read More

Cheap Solar Panel Imports Hurt American Manufacturing, Says Trade Group

Solar power has become an increasingly popular source of energy in the United States. Statistics show that the United States had 40 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity at the end of 2016 — that’s nearly double the capacity it … Read More

American Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

Manufacturing is arguably one of the most important industries in the United States. As of March 2017, the industry employs more than 12.4 million people, pulling in roughly $1.9 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP). Of course, one of the … Read More