Quantcast
Industry Today

News Report

ThomasNet

Are You Blocking Your Own Growth?

Look across from you. There's a Millennial sitting there, able to adapt to a fast-paced, technological world, willing to learn and take your company to the next level. But you've experienced Millennials, or at the most, you've heard of them, perhaps the most studied generation since the Baby Boomers. They come with a far different set of values, don't like hard work, and would rather not do it your way.

Or so you think.

In plotting North America's manufacturing trajectory, there is one thing manufacturers need to keep in mind - there is no continued growth without training the next generation.

ThomasNet's latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research finds that while the manufacturing sector may be seeing gains, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers' negative perceptions about Millennials, could halt its continued expansion. So take another look at that Millennial - he or she is the future.
Read Now

AkzoNobel

The Importance of Unexpected Outcomes

What do Penicillin, microwaves, pacemakers, insulin and super glue have in common?

Some scientific breakthroughs come about after meticulous, objective-oriented laboratory work finally provides the result the researcher anticipates.
Read Now

Puget Sound Regional Council

IMCP: Washington State's Aerospace Agenda

The Obama Administration recently named the Puget Sound Region (Seattle metro) as one of the 12 designated Manufacturing Communities, as part of the second phase of the Investment in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program launched in September 2013.
Read Now

MADE IN AMERICA

LEEVAC: Ship Shaped

LEEVAC Shipyards, LLC is a full-service new construction and repair shipyard with three facilities strategically based in Louisiana to service Gulf coast operations with offshore supply vessels and platform support vessels, as well as a variety of other barge and specialty boats.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.


Read Now

Current Issue

Industry Spotlight

    Akebono: Brake-ing the Mold

    Akebono is in the midst of its 85th year in business, a company that took root in Japan in 1929, but has slowly expanded its influence and impact across the world over the years to become the global enterprise it is today.

    Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
    Read Now

Global Outlook

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

Cascade Aerospace

Taking Flight

"This is the year Cascade Aerospace takes flight." Those are the words of Benjamin Boehm, executive vice president and COO of Cascade Aerospace, a Canada-based aerospace and defense contractor.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Aerospace

Alto Cafezal

International Espresso

Alto Cafezal exports coffee to Asia, Europe and North America. The Brazilian company, that celebrated 40 years of business in 2012, produces high-quality, semi-washed and natural coffee.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Agriculture

BECCAR

Innovative Buses

A focus on design has led CARROCERIAS HERMANOS BECERRA, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican company that produces urban and intercity buses, to the number one position in its industry.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Automotive

Loftware

An Urgent Call to Action Leads to Labeling Optimization

Chemical industry innovators have been responsible for major product breakthroughs in a wide variety of industries throughout history.
Read more

More Chemicals

CASAALTA

The Big Build-Up

In Brazil's rapidly expanding lower-income housing segment, no construction company is growing more astronomically than the largely unheard of family-owned firm of CASAALTA. Co-founder and president Juarez Wieck explains to Michael Sommers why business - and buildings - are booming like never before.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Construction

Alston & Bird LLP

Alameda County's Drug Take-Back Ordinance

On September 30, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Alameda County’s Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance—a first-in-the-nation pharmaceutical extended producer responsibility program. There is a growing drumbeat of support for laws that place the primary responsibility for end-of-life management of products on their manufacturers. (See our earlier advisory.) With this Ninth Circuit opinion, the floodgates are now open for similar pharmaceutical take-back initiatives in California and across the country, as well as additional extended producer responsibility laws for a vast array of consumer products.
Read more

More Consumer

Aggreko

New Power Generation

With over 200 service centres globally, Aggreko is the world's leading supplier of temporary power generators. Accounting for 10 percent of its global business, Aggreko Brasil is enjoying more success than the country's 2014 World Cup team; while the Seleçã o was defeated, Aggreko, the official temporary power supplier at the event, emerged a winner.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Energy

OTR Wheel Engineering

Rolling Success

Named as one of Inc.com's "5000 Fastest-Growing Companies" last year, OTR Wheel Engineering represents a company that has been around for a couple of decades, yet continues to accelerate through a focus on innovation and superior service.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Engineering

Cristal Alimentos

Precisely Rice

A pioneer in the introduction of grain selection technology, Cristal Alimentos is among Brazil's leading producers of rice. Reuben Ford discovers how careful commitments to quality and precision production have resulted in almost 60 years of success.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Food & Beverage

Douglas Machine

The Whole Package

2014 marks the 50th year Douglas Machine has been in business, and while the company began in humble roots, today it represents a North American leader in the design and production of high-quality packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated, and shrink film.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Materials Handling

Fisher Barton

Blades of Steel

For over 40 years, Fisher Barton Blades has produced some of the best lawn mower blades for the agricultural industry's leading outdoor power equipment manufacturers.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Metals & Mining

L-3

Mechanisms of Power

Combat Propulsions Systems, a division of L-3 Communications based out of Muskegon, Mich., is an industry leader in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and test of military engines, transmissions, suspensions, and turret drive systems for tracked combat vehicles.

Click here to read the complete illustrated article as originally published or scroll down to read the text article.
Read more

More Transportation