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The Million American Jobs Project

August 21, 2013 9:21 am | by Million American Jobs Project | Videos

Economics isn't all that complicated. We can create a million new American jobs this year by simply looking for the Made In America label. If each of us takes a tiny fraction of the money we're already spending and buys US-made goods, we'll create a economic tidal wave.


Will Sobel: Leveraging Business Data To Improve Manufacturing Productivity

August 19, 2013 9:51 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Very excited to have the opportunity to speak with Will Sobel, CEO of System Insights, on today’s episode. System Insights is a leading global supplier of manufacturing operations management software in both machining-based, discrete manufacturing as well as process industries.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Balancing Safety, Profitability And The Supply Chain

August 14, 2013 4:25 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

We're very excited to invite Will Pape, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of TraceGains, to the show. TraceGains assist food and beverage manufacturers in ensuring that their raw ingredients are compliant with their specifications and that the supporting documentation for the ingredients are in order. As you listen to today’s episode it will quickly become apparent how TraceGains’ services can be vitally important to food and beverage manufacturers.


Body Glove: Perfecting The Wetsuit

August 14, 2013 10:02 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell created the first practical wetsuit out of neoprene. But finding the perfect material meant a lot of trial and error — including with old Pontiac parts. And building the business itself, while staying aware of all the broader trends in fashion and materials technology, is almost another matter altogether.


John Hayes: Keeping It Seegrid Simple

August 7, 2013 12:04 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

It was a pleasure to welcome John Hayes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Seegrid, to the show. Seegrid provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling industry.


A Look Inside Ford's Simulated Factory

August 7, 2013 10:57 am | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

In preparation to build the Ford Fusion in Q3 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant is training its 1,400 new hires using a simulated factory to teach them vehicle assembly before the first U.S.-built Fusion rolls off the line. Ford announced last fall it will build the all-new Fusion in the United States and hire 1,400 new employees.


Paul Kuchuris: Quality Improvement Never Quits

July 31, 2013 2:26 pm | Podcasts

We are happy to welcome Paul Kuchuris, President of Association of Manufacturing Excellence, to the show. The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence.

Dave Scaglione: Manufacturing Lives On In Detroit

July 26, 2013 2:40 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

If you follow the news, then we are confident you have read about some of the difficulties that Detroit has been facing. Today’s guest helped to blow away some of the gloom that has surrounded the home of America’s automobile industry and shine a bright light on the thriving manufacturing sector that is existing in both Detroit and the rest of America.


Addressing Market Disruptions: B2B Game Plan Forum

July 26, 2013 9:28 am | Videos

Game Plan is the only e-commerce Forum for the B2B market of Brands, Manufacturers, and Distributors. Brian Walker, Senior Vice President of Strategy at hybris, shares his thoughts on the importance of a B2B forum such as Game Plan. This is a place where B2B thought leaders can come together and discuss what is happening in the current market.

The Making Of A Steinway

July 22, 2013 2:38 pm | Videos

Renouned piano-maker Steinway & Sons has released this fascinating video that details the manufacturing process behind a Steinway piano. Based on the amount of personal care and work that goes into every finished piece, there's certainly a sense of artistry that goes into each.


Universal Robots Brings Manufacturing Back To U.S.

July 2, 2013 4:04 pm | by Universal Robots | Videos

To stay competitive, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich needed an inexpensive automation solution that could easily be moved between CNC machines, assembly lines and tube benders. The company deployed a UR5 from Universal Robots and was quickly impressed with the Danish robot arm's performance and ease of use.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Finding Value and Innovation In Georgia’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership

June 28, 2013 1:53 pm | Podcasts

Today we welcomed Bill Ritsch, North Metro Regional Manager for Georgia Tech’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is an outreach program with offices in nine regions across the state. GaMEP has been serving Georgia manufacturers since 1960 offering a solution based approach through coaching and education designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line cost.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Hypertherm Cuts Through Operational Excellence

June 26, 2013 12:24 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

A few weeks back we spoke with Kevin Duggan, Founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence and President of Duggan Associates, and heard a captivating story involving a very interesting organization. Well on today’s show we are excited to have the chance to finally speak with that organization.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Ray Blashill Of J.H. Bennett & Company

June 24, 2013 12:07 pm | Podcasts

Here at Manufacturing Revival Radio, we never shy away from the fact that we love industrial distributors. The problem solving and solution finding that these companies perform everyday never ceases to amaze us. Today we spoke with Ray Blashill, President of J.H. Bennett & Company, to gain insight into a fantastic industrial distributor.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Werner Bieri Of Buhler Yarns

June 3, 2013 9:42 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

A pleasure to welcome Werner Bieri to the show! Mr. Bieri is the president and CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns. Discussion topics include the company's market has included weaving industry in home furnishing such as sheeting and towels, to the fashion industry. Also, in the fact its business is half export and half domestic in terms of the markets it serves.

M.Net Newswire 2 — The Gray Area Of 3D-Printed Guns

May 21, 2013 10:24 am | by | Videos

In this episode of’s Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation’s labor unions. We’ll also updated you on Window’s Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Operational Excellence Through Lean Principles

May 16, 2013 4:02 pm | by Manfuacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

A common theme on Manufacturing Revival has always been Lean concepts and their implementation. Today we bring you a guest who has unique perspective on how to better utilize the concepts that continue to drive the Lean movement. We welcome to the show Kevin Duggan, Founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence and President of Duggan Associates.


How Virtualization Could Save You Big

May 16, 2013 11:54 am | Videos

While the benefits of server virtualization at the corporate data center are receiving a great deal of attention, its ability to address lifecycle management issues may make virtualization even more compelling at the manufacturing plant, since implementing virtualization in manufacturing environments moves the technology into the business- and mission-critical realm. But do manufacturers fully grasp the risk versus reward?


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Big Ass Fans — Keeping Cool While Saving Energy

May 14, 2013 2:22 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with two individuals that are helping keep America’s work force comfortable. We welcomed to the show James DeSmet and Christian Taber, Director of Engineering and Operations Senior Applications Engineer (respectively) of Big Ass Fans.


Kickstarter of the Week: 128 Miles Per Gallon

May 14, 2013 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Today on PD&D's Kickstarter of the Week, we're exploring the northern reaches of Wisconsin on a gas-powered, DC Lowrider bicycle from Sunny Hill Cycles. The bike features a custom-machined manifold that helps it fit into the frame of the bike, 120-spoke wheels, and pedals that let anyone with a driver's license putter it around on the street.



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