What We’re Reading – September 2017

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

13 Ways Manufacturers Are Stepping Up to Help Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey – National Association of Manufacturers

As Hurricane Harvey continues to impact the Gulf Coast with devastating rain and flooding, manufacturers in the area are not only weathering the storm—they’re pitching in to help with the relief effort and rebuild the communities they call home. Here are a few examples of what manufacturers are doing to help. Read more.

The Business Impact of Industrial IoT – The Manufacturer

This article discusses the different ways manufacturing businesses are benefiting from IoT solutions, how technology vendors are gearing up to provide solutions and the effect this is having on the market. Read more.

High-Performing Port and Workforce Training Drive Global Manufacturing in South Carolina – Industry Week

Business-friendly tax and training policies along with its strategic location and infrastructure are helping South Carolina attract and grow its manufacturing sector. Charleston is a major port, being the deepest port along the south Atlantic coast, able to handle ships with up to 48 foot draft, depending on tides. Read more.

Where the Jobs Are: The Fastest Growing Sectors for Manufacturing – Industry Week

The manufacturing sector has shown some growth over the past few years. Since 2011, the sector has created jobs every year, a 6-year expansion that exceeds the 5-year expansion experienced 1994-1998, according to a new report from consulting firm Headlight Data. The report showed that the industry has created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the last 6 years. Read more.

How Technology Could Change Manufacturing – Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine

In a period of technological change, the fourth Industrial Revolution is said to have started. Around the world, businesses are adapting and investing in future developments in order to find solutions for the challenges of this time. Read more.