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We Have Liftoff

This article originally appeared on Industry Week. Guest blog post by Michael Lobsinger, the Director of Business Growth Solutions and Manufacturing Extension

Words Should Matter to Leaders

In an exchange with a colleague the other day, I shared a phrase my grandmother often used to say, “nothing’s so bad it can’t get worse.” Throughout my life, I

A Smoother Future with Help from CIRAS

Simply Soothing is a small, woman-owned business in rural Columbus Junction, Iowa that produces natural products with emphasis on high quality at a reasonable

7 Tips to Reduce Energy Costs

Energy costs can be significant expenses for manufacturers of all shapes and sizes. Your processes may require vast amounts of energy to keep production moving

4 Tips for Picking the Perfect Partner

Guest blog post by Micki Vandeloo, GPC, President, Lakeview Consulting, Inc. It is so important for manufacturers to find and cultivate valuable partnerships

Puzzling Over Performance

In a recent post, I examined the differences in productivity across small and large manufacturing firms and noted that there were differences across

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Have you ever found yourself going to a movie because the starring actor was an Oscar winner? After the Grammy Awards, are you more inclined to download a song

Only You Can Control Your Future

Or so Dr. Seuss was once nist-quoted as saying. I don’t read Dr. Seuss as often I should, but it is not always good to put away childish things despite the

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Manufacturing Innovation, the blog of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), is a resource for manufacturers, industry experts and the public on key U.S. manufacturing topics. There are articles for those looking to dive into new strategies emerging in manufacturing as well as useful information on tools and opportunities for manufacturers.

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