National Institute of Standards and Technology
New Manufacturing Extension Centers Planned for Arizona and Rhode Island
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership has awarded cooperative agreements to the Arizona Commerce Authority and the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation to serve small and mid-size manufacturers in their respected states.
Arizona will get $1 million from the NIST and Rhode Island will get $750,000 to serve small and mid-size manufacturers statewide. Both figures represent about half of each center’s operating budget for the first year.
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium
What are the Biggest Challenges for Supply Chains? A Recent Survey Sheds Light.
Rising costs, implementing new software and technology, hiring qualified employees, and concerns in regards to the still unstable economy are among the top challenges shared among supply chain executives, according to a new report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.
AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 30.4 Percent in March
New orders of machine tools and related equipment rose 30.4 percent in March and 3.2 percent in comparison to the same time last year, officials say.
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