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U.S. Manufacturing

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

Hoorah for Made in America Week!

GE recently released a great TV commercial to jumpstart an effort to employ 20,000 women in STEM roles by 2020 that asks, “What if we treated female scientists

Things That Make Me Wannacry

This article originally appeared on the NIST Taking Measure blog. I’m a bit emotional these days. My youngest—my baby—just graduated from high school. It’s the

Manufacturing Views from the Summit

Manufacturing is changing at an extraordinary pace and in unbelievable ways. Recently, the MEP program hosted the 2017 National Summit to provide training

Tier One Corporate Trends

Recently, I read the annual PriceCoopersWaterhouse CEO survey of leading multinational companies. It includes two short videos with manufacturing CEOs offering

INFOGRAPHIC: Facts About Manufacturing

Every day manufacturing touches some aspect of our lives. Whether it’s contributing $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, providing 12.3 million jobs across the

Manufacturing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Today is the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. Wow! 225 years?! Ok, I realize that only us true manufacturing wonks

What Manufacturers Are Saying About MEP

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a public-private partnership with a national network of thousands of trusted business advisors, manufacturing

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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.

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 [at] nist.gov.