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  • Promoting Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

    • March 16, 2016

    An estimated 3 million U.S. workers are injured on the job every year, according to data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While construction remains the most hazardous industry for workers, manufacturing isn’t far behind. From overexertion and pulled muscles to lacerations, burns and exposure to toxic gases and substances, there are dozens of

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  • Report: Construction Spending Increases

    • March 8, 2016

    The construction market experienced a sizable jump in January, the largest in nearly eight months according to a new report. Earlier this week, the Commerce Department revealed that construction spending in the United States had increased 1.5% in January to reach $1.14 trillion. To put that number into perspective, that’s the highest level for construction

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  • Aluminum vs Steel: Comparing the Two ‘Kings’ of Metal

    • February 29, 2016

    Aluminum and steel are among the most commonly used metals in the manufacturing industry. From airplane fuselage panels and automotive frames to  nuts, bolts and washers, there are a countless number of items made of these metals. While they share some similarities in terms of appearance, however, aluminum and steel are two very different metals

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  • US Manufacturing Output Sees Positive Gain

    • February 22, 2016

    The United States manufacturing industry has experienced its first positive output in more than six months, according to various reports. The Federal Reserve recently reported that industrial output increased by 0.9% in January. Analysts were initially skeptical of the manufacturing industry and where it was headed, due largely in part to grim numbers. But the

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  • Is 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing?

    • February 15, 2016

    The idea of “printing” a fully functional guitar may have once been disregarded as nothing more than science fiction, but the times have changed, and now it can be done with very minimal effort. Thanks to recent technological advancements, 3D printing has transitioned from a novel concept into a functional, practical application for creating a

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  • Manufacturing Jobs Increase in 2016

    • February 8, 2016

    While some analysts remain dubious over the future of the US manufacturing industry, new employment numbers reveal a strong, healthy industry that continues to grow. According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment in the US has dropped below 5%, which is the first time it’s been this low since

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