Archive for May, 2012

Five Questions with Rod Jones

This one ended up a little long, but there’s so much good stuff here I didn’t feel I could in good conscience cut much of it.  For those of you who may not know, DMG Mori/Seiki is one of the leading manufacturers of precision industrial machine tools in the world, and a company devoted to not […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (5/25/2012)

The Financial Times tells us that according to a report issued this week from Accenture, factories are moving back to the U.S. in a truly significant way. GMA News ponders, given the intimacy of the global marketplace, can the crisis in Europe influence this year’s presidential election outcome? Blogger Douglas A. McIntyre offers one more […]

Chicago’s Austin Poly Offers Real-Life Hope

I’ll spare you much of the gory recent history of the Chicago Public School System. But suffice it to say just a generation ago a teenager entering a his or her local Chicago Public High School was — statistically speaking anyway — just as likely to graduate as not. But then a few years ago former […]