About Us

Manufacturing.net delivers a global community the most up-to-date news, trends and opinions shaping the manufacturing landscape. Whether it's bringing to light new regulation that might change the way you run your business, detailing broad economic trends or showcasing the latest trends in product development — Manufacturing.net has you covered.

Our dedicated editorial staff uses numerous industry resources to keep the site constantly updated with the latest and most relevant content on all the topics, critical issues and market sectors relevant to the manufacturing and product development marketplace. The most vital and engaging of this information is then deployed to our valued readership via the Today In Manufacturing and LateWire e-newsletters.

Mirroring the site with a combination of news, blogs, and video content, these newsletters help drive more than 156,000 unique visitors back to Manufacturing.net each month, resulting in approximately 400,000 page views. Based on the performance metrics and non-stop reader feedback seen in the comment sections on each piece of content, examining Manufacturing.net’s latest reporting has become part of the daily routine for upper level management, plant engineers, procurement specialists, product designers, and numerous others throughout the product development, supply chain and production environments.

Additional white paper postings and a growing product database also continue to expand Manufacturing.net’s reach and capabilities.

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Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch is the Vice President of Sales for Advantage Business Media, which publishes Industrial Distribution along with a growing portfolio of print and electronic publications.

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Eric Wixom

Eric Wixom has over a decade of experience in business-to-business media. As the publisher, Eric facilitates the growth of publications like Manufacturing.net and its sister properties, which include leading brands like Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation and Industrial Distribution.

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Jeff Reinke

Jeff Reinke is the editorial director of Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing Group and Manufacturing.net. Jeff has worked with print and electronic media properties covering industrial operations, OEM product design, processing and transportation, as well as the medical marketplace. He has B.A. in communications from UW-Whitewater.

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Joel Hans

Joel Hans is the managing editor for Manufacturing.net. Prior to joining the editorial team, he worked on M.net sister publication Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO), where he wrote articles on plant floor and MRO issues. Joel holds a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is Features Editor for Manufacturing.net. She has written a variety of articles on the manufacturing industry, ranging from outsourcing to energy costs. Prior to joining M.net, she served as a freelance editor for The Process Engineer. She holds a B.A. in English from East Stroudsburg University with an emphasis on writing.