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  • Textile Company Aurora Hosts American Manufacturing Initiative

    Textile Company Aurora Hosts American Manufacturing Initiative

    • July 18, 2018

    The Yorkille, Illinois-based textile company Aurora has launched an initiative to celebrate the country’s manufacturing industry. Dubbed “Investing in American Manufacturing,” Aurora’s initiative seeks to raise awareness for the American manufacturing industry while also encouraging consumers to buy made-in-America products. While Aurora isn’t the first company to emphasize American manufacturing, it’s certainly making a strong

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  • Study Reveals Which Manufacturing Companies are ‘Reshoring’ the Most Jobs

    Study Reveals Which Manufacturing Companies are ‘Reshoring’ the Most Jobs

    • July 11, 2018

    Manufacturing remains one of the country’s most vital industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 12.4 million Americans are employed in the industry, with manufacturing businesses generating a gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $2.2 trillion in the third quarter of 2013. In the past, manufacturing companies have outsourced their operations

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  • 5 Tips to Reduce Waste in the Manufacturing Industry

    5 Tips to Reduce Waste in the Manufacturing Industry

    • July 5, 2018

    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 almost impossible to avoid all forms of waste, there are steps manufacturing companies can take

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  • May Marked the 100th Consecutive Month for US Manufacturing Expansion

    May Marked the 100th Consecutive Month for US Manufacturing Expansion

    • June 28, 2018

    Even amidst a potential trade war, the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to grow. According to a  new report from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), May was the 100th consecutive month in which the industry expanded. This means that for the past the eight years, the American manufacturing industry has yet to experience a month

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  • Benefits of Lean Manufacturing: What You Should Know

    Benefits of Lean Manufacturing: What You Should Know

    • June 21, 2018

    Lean manufacturing has become a common methodology implemented by countless manufacturing companies, both in the United States and abroad. It refers to the use of a manufacturing system that minimizes waste and maximizes efficiency. The concept of lean manufacturing was originally pioneered by automaker Toyota as part of its Toyota Production System (TPS). Since then,

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