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All Hands on Deck: Southwest Alabama’s IMCP Lift

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…

Michigan Lean Manufacturing

Walking a Lean Path

Dr. W. Edwards Deming can often be referred to as the "Father of Quality Evolution." It's quite an encompassing title, but one that is highly appropriate, given his relative pioneering of and subsequent influence upon the marriage of quality and…

Nippon Sharyo

Advancing Along the Rails

Nippon Sharyo USA has taken an evolutionary path to success since entering the North American market in 1982. In fact, the Japanese-owned manufacturer of passenger rail cars for the public transit sector began its operations under the direction of only…


Heart of Glass

One of Brazil's biggest producers of glass packaging recently launched its third glass furnace. The $75-million investment is set to increase production by 150 percent. Reuben investigates the bottle manufacturer that's pulling out all the stops.


Instituting Industry Change

The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) consortium recently opened a new $148 million, 100,000-square-foot innovation acceleration center in Detroit to serve as its headquarters going forward. In a conversation with Industry Today, the organization's Executive Director, Lawrence E. Brown, talks…

MAPI: Mexico Leads Latin American Manufacturing in 2015

The findings are outlined in the recently released Latin America Manufacturing Outlook report from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

Laiterie Chalifoux

Next Generation

Chalifoux Dairy is a Quebec-based business, family-owned for nearly a century, noted for its Riviera brand of specialty cheeses.

Lockheed Martin

Lightning Strike

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is a breed apart, the most technologically innovative combat aircraft that combines unsurpassed stealth and maneuverability capabilities with advanced sensor systems that provide pilots with a 360 degree view of the surrounding battle…


Top Seating

Milsco is the leading manufacturer of static and suspension seating solutions for motorcycles, turf care, heavy equipment and power sports vehicles. David Soyka reports on their latest innovations to make seating more comfortable, more durable and more attractive to make…


American Nuclear

Serving as the world's largest manufacturer of spent nuclear fuel canisters, Holtec International can be considered as one of the more significant and impactful players in the global nuclear industry.



An agro-industrial co-operative located in Brazil's southwest, Copagril has harvested decades of success via a savvy strategy of diversification. As the company celebrates 45 years in business, president Ricardo Sergio Chapla talks to Michael Sommers about how recent forays into…

Elliott Equipment

Platforms of Performance

Post-war America in 1948 saw a number of electrical contractors and utility workers laboring to find ways to efficiently set poles and string power lines along many of the newly built highways across the country. Stepping up to meet this…

APTI Alimentos

Line of Buses with New Technology | Indsutry Today

In 2015, Apti Alimentos is celebrating 30 years of creating ingredients and mixes for some of Brazil’s favorite desserts and drinks. President and co-founder Gelson Dalla Costa tells Michael Sommers about how, having become number one in its region, the…


Hot Vehicle Solutions

The Bosal Group is a leading global manufacturer of Emission Control Systems and Automobile Carrier Protection Systems for OEM and aftermarket customers, as well as a premier provider of energy conversion heat recovery systems for industrial markets.


Buckets of Potential

Latin America´s leader in industrial buckets is thriving through innovation. The company based in the north east of Brazil is exploring the huge untapped potential of the market, showing unstoppable success. Reuben Ford reports.

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