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04.08.2015 / 7 Comment
A series of events during the past weeks have highlighted the fragile and vulnerable nature of the critical infrastructure upon which our economy and our national security depend.
03.02.2015 / 4 Comment
While PMMI's report on PackExpo East bodes well for manufacturing in the Northeast, a new report from NAM's Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte adds increased concern about manufacturing's ability to thrive due to a severe lack of technical talent in the United States.
02.11.2015 / 0 Comment
General Mills revealed their timeline for creating an interconnected enterprise at the ARC Forum
02.06.2015 / 4 Comment
Goal is to create 20,000 new apprentices over 5 year period
12.03.2014 / 0 Comment
Festo Didactic cuts the ribbon to open the Center for Workforce Technology Education
12.03.2014 / 1 Comments
The US Department of Labor has announced the certification of National Guideline Apprenticeship Standards based upon PMMI's industrial maintenance and mechatronics exams and standards.
11.21.2014 / 0 Comment
Despite lack of approval, recruiters are already seeking skilled workers for the Keystone Pipeline project.
10.29.2014 / 2 Comment
Manufacturers SHOULD care about this major piece of legislation and NOW is the time!
10.16.2014 / 1 Comments
Looking back over Manufacturing Week, the Manufacturing Workforce Development Playbook took center stage in several venues.
09.09.2014 / 0 Comment
Rockwell Automation and Beckhoff have settled their patent dispute over independent mover, linear motor racetracks. But the terms of the settlement make American machine builders the big losers.
09.08.2014 / 4 Comment
Is corporate America about to put a major emphasis on fixing our education system? Have they awakened to the disastrous consequences to our economy if we do not better prepare our workforce to compete with those in Europe, Asia and South America? I think so.