Archive for September, 2013

An Open Letter to Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers

Dear Mr. Timmons: I was recently finished a story in the New Republic detailing GOP resistance to the Obama Administration’s ongoing attempt to fund new science and technology research – and by extension, new product innovation.  And what disturbed me – beyond the absurd idea of stifling innovation in the interest of politics – was […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/20/2013)

NBC News reports that the Made in USA label is bringing the apparel industry to such unlikely hubs as Greensboro, NC and Fort Wayne, IN. And along the same lines, the New York Times says the U.S. textile industry is returning — only with floors largely empty of people. One small manufacturer — Maxx Sunglasses […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/13/2013)

Business Week offers this contrarian view of the American manufacturing renaissance, while citing examples of how offshoring remains a strong and viable option for many companies. Sales of flowmeters is booming in the U.S. industrial marketplace. Manufacturing Day, an annual event designed to spread awareness of manufacturing opportunities in this country, is hitching its wagon to Penske […]