What We’re Reading – April 2018

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.

The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies, 2018 – Forbes

Insights are from a recent research study Deloitte in collaboration with the Council on Competitiveness and Singularity University published this month titled Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing (PDF, 64 pp., no opt-in). The study’s goals include discovering the latest opportunities and barriers manufacturers face in evaluating and adopting technologies, and explores how global manufacturing companies can best capitalize on emerging technologies. Read more.

Manufacturing Jobs Are Still Pretty Good Jobs – Bloomberg

In November 2014, the average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the rest of the private sector for the first time on record, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly establishment survey. 1 I described this in a column a few months later as a “momentous” workplace development, a sign of the demise of the “blue-collar elite.” Read more.

Westminster-based RBC Aerostructures plans $3.8 million expansion – Upstate Business Journal

RBC Aerostructures, which provides control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense companies, is expanding its operations in Oconee County, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. Read more.

Associate Spotlight Father Son Duo Inspire a New Perspective of Modern Manufacturing – Milliken & Company

Today, manufacturers across the U.S. are celebrating Manufacturing Day – an annual event recognizing manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Accounting for roughly 9% of the nation’s workforce, Manufacturing Day calls attention to this important industry in our country. Read more.

Who’s Pushing U.S. Manufacturing Forward? – Chief Executive

The future of American manufacturing isn’t only “Made in America.” Accelerating the rebound in U.S. factories depends on what they make and how they make it, not just where. And so Chief Executive is initiating our list of 20 Makers for American Manufacturing. Read more.