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Manufacturing: It’s Unbelievably Exciting and Nothing Like the Past!October 7, 2016
The revolution will not be televised—but it will be digitized! Taken from a famous poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron first recorded in 1970, this was a popular slogan in the African-American community back in the day...
Commercial Space Exploration OpportunitiesOctober 4, 2016
Following an earlier blog forecasting strong space industry growth, including satellite communications, space exploration and travel, we talked with five Manufacturing Extension Partnership Directors from California....
Recognizing the Manufacturing Heroes on Manufacturing DayOctober 7, 2016
Happy Manufacturing Day, from part of our team (pictured above at NIST MEP in Gaithersburg, Maryland) to all of yours across the country! Countless organizations like MEP Centers and their community partners...
A Virtual Visit to the Birthplace of Ty CobbSeptember 29, 2016
I am a baseball fan and just finished reading a new biography about Ty Cobb. I think he shares my bubbly and effervescent personality and anyone with the nickname the Georgia Peach has got my vote. If Ty Cobb were...
The impact of manufacturing on America can be seen in the good jobs it provides, the strength of the economy, and the products built in communities around the nation that enable and enrich our everyday lives. We celebrate manufacturing's impact and the MEP centers across the country working alongside small and medium-sized manufacturers to make an impact on their people and operations. Visit www.nist.gov/mep to learn more and to contact your local MEP center.
"If you think it's the old Ford assembly line, you haven't been staying in touch with manufacturing. Manufacturing has a home for almost everyone..." Listen to the case that this manufacturing leader makes for innovation and manufacturing careers. Based on the Heroes of American Manufacturing video featuring Omega Plastics — a family-owned, tooling and injection molding manufacturer in Michigan and how they successfully handled the recession and innovated into new markets with the help of their local MEP. Visit www.nist.gov/mep for more information about NIST MEP and www.mfgday.com to learn how to participate in Manufacturing Day and about careers in manufacturing.
NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program works with U.S. manufacturers on developing new products, identifying new customers and reducing costs. Two of these clients share theirs stories in this video. The first, PFM Manufacturing, a small company in Townsend, Montana, manufactures the Land Tamer. The organization was coached by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center to turn several innovations into new business and increased profits. The other is Lee Spring a mid-sized manufacturer of springs and metal parts headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Lee Spring has worked with ITAC the MEP center in New York City to expand into new business areas.