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IMCP

Tennessee Valley's 'Drive for the Future'

The Obama Administration recently named the Tennessee Valley region as one of the 12 designated Manufacturing Communities, as part of the second phase of the Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) launched last September. Chuck Shoopman, Assistant Vice President for the University of Tennessee's Institute for Public Service, discusses the manufacturing landscape within his state, the goals behind his state consortium's 'Drive for the Future' proposal, and why the designation stands to have a far-reaching impact upon the state's economy and future job growth.

The automotive industry and the Tennessee Valley Region have enjoyed a long-standing relationship in manufacturing, and is one that has recently has grown even stronger, as within the past two years, over 150 auto and auto parts manufacturers have announced expansions or the construction of new facilities in the area.
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Futurestep

Manufacturing Resurgence in the U.S. Requires New Talent Strategies

The U.S. manufacturing industry is currently experiencing a resurgence as both domestic and international companies are investing in new facilities.

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Loftware

5 Key Business Drivers for Labeling in a Global Supply Chain

In today's fast-paced global economy, it's critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and your company's business growth.
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Manufacturing Day 2014

Capturing the Youth

Manufacturing in the U.S. has always been a staple of American culture, beginning with the establishment of the first cotton spinning mill in Rhode Island in the late 18th century, continuing through the coal and steel booms in Pennsylvania in the 19th century, and the rise of the automotive industry in Michigan in the 20th century.

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Industry Spotlight

    New Way Trucks: Vehicles of Efficiency

    In a world inundated with not only higher levels of waste, but increased complexity of its removal as well, Scranton Manufacturing's line of New Way™ refuse trucks and equipment have continuously brought clean, practical, and durable solutions over the years to the waste removal industry, a sector characterized by its dirty jobs. Steve Engelhardt reports.
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Global Outlook

    Tractus Asia

    Made in Indonesia?

    Indonesia is a politically stable, reform minded, emerging powerhouse with a burgeoning domestic market supported by a sound macro economy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Liqui-Box

Profound Packaging

Serving as a world leader in bag-in-box and pouch packaging for over 50 years, Liqui-Box is a company that has prided itself on delivering innovative, sustainable solutions where 'less is more'.

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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.

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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.

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