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Holiday "must-have" gadgets: Then vs. now

December can only mean one thing: holiday gift shopping. In the effort of constructing my own wish-list, I’ve spent the past few days browsing through a variety of unofficial guides denoting this year’s “must-have” gadgets and gifts. I am amazed at how incredibly sophisticated toys have become, but am...

Dec. 21, 2010

The Manufacturing Mandate has a plan to jumpstart growth

The revitalization of U.S. manufacturing is a top concern for the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), which is proposing a “comprehensive national strategy” to help jumpstart U.S. economic growth. Dubbed the Manufacturing Mandate, this strategy has six principles: Provide incentives and funding for innovation and research in new...

Dec. 14, 2010

High hopes for 2011!

According to the results of the second annual ASQ Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 1,200 manufacturing personnel from the United States and Canada are optimistic about the economic prospects for the industry and their organizations in the new year. 68% of respondents predict revenue growth in 2011, compared to 64.7%...

Dec. 9, 2010