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U.S. Manufacturing

Thinking Anew about Manufacturing

The last couple of months have caused manufacturers and MEP Centers to think anew about many things — supplier, customer and workforce relationships; the

Managing Productivity

I’ve made it my personal crusade to keep a focus on the fundamental importance of productivity to manufacturers, to the MEP Program, to the MEP Centers that do

The Women of U.S. Manufacturing

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women — while also marking a call to action

Rethinking Manufacturing

Recently, I got the chance to travel to Youngstown, Ohio. As I came into town, it struck me that Youngstown was like many other cities across America, including

What Happens in Georgia...

…Should not stay in Georgia. Every two years, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) program and Kennesaw State

Preparing for Manufacturing Day 2018

Another productive (I do believe that manufacturing productivity is on the rise) year has flown by and it is once again time for Manufacturing Day. This year

Family Friendly Factory Tours

It’s spring break for my 6-year-old grandson Bruce, and I’m spending the week with him in Oakland, California. What to do? We make a couple of trips to the park

Small Manufacturers Make a Big Difference

How do we reach the next generation, change their perceptions about manufacturing, and let them know about available career opportunities? Manufacturing Day

Craft Beer is Everywhere, Man

“...Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika, Chaska, Nebraska

The Making of a Hero

What does being a hero mean to you? Is it someone who puts their life on the line for their country? A person who helps the hungry and those down on their luck

What Industry is in Your Wallet?

Previously I wrote a blog about the differences across the 50 states as measured by manufacturing value added per employee. The differences across the states

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About this blog

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.

The views presented here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of NIST.

If you have any questions about our blog, please contact us at mfg@nist.gov.