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Six Key Predictions for Manufacturing in 2015

The face of manufacturing in America has undergone more woeful changes than many of us in the industry care to remember. The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing activity becoming the norm.

However, there's good news to share. The lower costs associated with reshoring are driving more local manufacturing activity; technological developments are drastically changing the way plants operate; and capital investments are on the rise.

As the director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, I consult with manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes on a wide range of projects. Over the past year, I've been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to me that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing.
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Gerald M. Levine

Advantages in Registering a Manufacturing Trademark

Trademarks are unique identifiers of a business's goods or services, and as such act as embodiments of a business's reputation and goodwill. Having a trademark registry and favoring registered marks has a deep history in Western culture, traceable to the ancient guilds that once controlled all aspects of commercial life.
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MD Logistics

5 Tips for Remaining Discreet in the Digital World

Today's social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers' privacy and security.
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IMCP:

Chicago's Metal-Minded Future

As part of Industry Today's ongoing, extensive coverage of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program, we take a look at yet another one of the twelve designated communities to see how they're using federal recognition and funding to enhance and improve manufacturing in their surrounding region.

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Industry Spotlight

    Corning: Filling the "STEM Gap"

    America's skilled workforce is at risk. The needs of our nation's economy are outpacing the skill sets and education of our youth, creating a "gap" in our workforce.

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Global Outlook

    Centralized vs Decentralized Manufacturing

    Companies with centralized manufacturing have a single facility to produce and distribute their products or a central factory with multiple distribution points in their supply chain.

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Puget Sound Regional Council

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.

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Guibon

Facing the Chicken Challenge

One of Brazil's most dynamic poultry producers breaks boundaries when it comes to growth and investment. Reuben Ford finds out more about accepting and beating the challenge of the competitive chicken industry.

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LEONI Cable Mexico

Making Connections

LEONI Cable Mèxico is the largest automotive cable manufacturer not only in the Americas, but the world. David Soyka reports on how this subsidiary of a German global conglomerate is growing by making innovative connections that are lighter and better for the environment without sacrificing performance.

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Southern Ionics

Elements of Innovation

It's been nearly 25 years since Southern Ionics was founded as a company, and as they near the quarter-century mark, the company is innovating and expanding like never before.

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BTI Breaker Technology

Breaking It Down

Canadian-based Breaker Technology Inc. is a leader in manufacturing equipment that can bust through rock on tough terrain. Join Lorie Greenspan as she heads out into the field to discover the company's break-through in demolishing and rock-breaking equipment.

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Lindt & Sprungli

Taste Maker

The U.S. operations of premium chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli, more commonly known as Lindt, are expanding, with a new distribution facility in Pennsylvania and a multi-million dollar expansion of its New Hampshire headquarters.

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Denusa

Making a Difference

Times may be tough for Brazil's sugar-alcohol sector, but Denusa Destilaria, a pioneering producer of alternative ethanol fuel is fired up for the future.

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Augusta Fiberglass

An American Success Story

Engineering and manufacturing some of the world's largest fiberglass reinforced plastic equipment (FRP), Augusta Fiberglass represents a company today that has continuously succeeded in combining tradition and innovation into their production processes and final products. Steve Engelhardt reports.

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Master Agroindustrial

Prize Pork

Look to pork farming. One of Brazil's names in pig production has introduced its own brand of pork cuts and is biting off a bigger part of the market. Reuben Ford chases the latest from a company with an insatiable appetite for success.

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Serac

Brimming with Success

Serac Inc represents a global leader in the design and manufacture of liquid filling and capping machines for a multitude of industries and is a company that has gotten to where it is today by always staying a step ahead of the market.

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Altona

The Vanguard of Steel Fusion

One of Brazil's leaders in production of molten steel and special alloy parts commemorates its 90th anniversary this year - a celebrated history of innovation and industrial intelligence. Reuben Ford investigates the strategy behind sustained success.

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Rodovale

Top Trailers

Road transportation of goods and cargo is a competitive business in Brazil, but for one of the country's leaders, the client is in the driving seat. Reuben Ford takes a closer look at this trailer and chassis manufacturer that teams technology with market demand.

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