What We’re Reading – July 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.

South Carolina’s manufacturing industry health is above average, report says – Upstate Business Journal

South Carolina’s manufacturing industry remains above average, receiving an A grade on the 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card last month.

The annual report, which was published by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research and Conexus Indiana, ranks states in categories “most likely to be considered by site-selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms” and those used for research on economic growth, according to a news release.

FDA Budget Matters: Investing in Advanced Domestic Manufacturing – FDA

There’s new technology that can improve drug quality, address shortages of medicines, lower drug costs, and bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States. At the FDA, we’re focused on propelling these innovations, collectively referred to as advanced manufacturing.

Milliken & Company Announces Leadership Transition – Milliken & Co

Milliken & Company’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as president and CEO effective September 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors. “The board of directors is confident that Halsey is the right leader for Milliken’s next era,” said current chair, president and CEO, Harold Chandler.

Smurfit Kappa and Scania combine in paper-based packaging venture – Manufacturing Global

The Dublin-based firm collaborated with ‘Scania Parts Logistics’ division which enabled Smurfit Kappa to make a 50% reduction in the storage space required for its truck window packaging service, which meant Scania received considerable transportation savings.

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