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"You can do almost anything within manufacturing, but you have to understand how manufacturing works. Today's manufacturing operates very complex equipment," Isbister said, noting students should not only focus on math but should have a broad-based education to be attractive to employers.
"Across the nation there is a gap in skilled labor,"Northeast State Community College President Janice Gilliam said. "Manufacturing is coming back. It's going to be more automated, and people will have to have technical skills." That creates a challenge for workforce development professionals in the Mountain Empire.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and YSU President Randy J. Dunn will announce the $470,000 federal grant today to purchase equipment to be used for the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math.
Congressman Tom Reed Monday visited local manufacturer Nucor in Chemung for a tour of the facility’s new solar panel system being installed to cut down on operating costs and improve energy efficiency. Reed was joined by Nucor Vice President and General Manager Mike Heine and George Miner, President of Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG).
Five years ago, Chattanooga beat out 400 other cities to become the home of the new plant. It cost VW $1 billion to build. More than 2,500 workers here are assembling the Passat sedan. They belong to the manufacturing middle class America is trying to rebuild. VW's plant workers, with overtime, average $50,000 a year.
After more than a decade of losing ground to China and other export powerhouses, U.S. manufacturers are finally showing signs of regaining their competitive edge. The U.S.
The White House and stakeholders are banking on success in advanced manufacturing to revive U.S. manufacturing and to forge ahead in dynamic industries like clean energy. It will also make manufacturing more environmentally sustainable, lowering energy and material consumption, they say.
The U.S. manufacturing sector is showing signs that it could add as many as 5 million jobs by 2020, a report shows. The Boston Consulting Group is set to release a report Tuesday that says "outsourcing" production to China, will switch to "reshoring" production back to the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
New high-tech specialty mills are a hot commodity. And they're popping up all around the Midwestern "rust belt." These new factories are high tech marvels. Their state-of-the-art technologies reduce carbon emissions and increase productivity. The workforce more often than not is non-union. The work weeks are shorter. Workers share in their health care premiums.
Manufacturing Day is hosted by manufacturers and their supporters. On October 4th, participating manufacturers across the nation will host open house events to interact with local communities in order to help dispel outdated myths about the declining need for manufacturing and to share how their companies make an impact on how Americans live and work.