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

Apples Awards $390 Million to Manufacturer Finisar

As part of its commitment to drive U.S. job growth and innovation, Apple has awarded $390 million to Finisar Corporation. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Finisar is a leading manufacturer of optical communications equipment. Among other things, it produces optical transceivers, … Read More

Predictions for the Future of American Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the country’s biggest sectors. As of March 2017, more than 12.4 million Americans hold a job in manufacturing. Market analysts generally agree that the American manufacturing industry is trending in a positive direction — a belief … 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

Google Invests $1.1 Billion in Self-Driving Car Project

Launched in 2009, Waymo is a secretive project led by Google with the goal of developing self-driving cars. Formerly led by Sebastian Thurn, who co-invented Google Street View, it’s made significant progress towards making self-driving cars a reality. In 2015, … 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