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October 2020 Issue

Safe Shops: Factory Operations in the Pandemic. Until there's a vaccine, fabrication and machining companies must continue taking extra precautions to protect the physical and mental health of employees and their families. We share best practices for floor layout, scheduling, sanitation, testing and monitoring, and communications.

Industry News

 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Dip Slightly From June to July

AMT USMTO

Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including automotive and medical equipment –– AMT reports the 2020 orders to date of $2 billion is about a quarter down year over year.

Although a wide variety of sectors were positive in July –– including...

How Does Your Company’s Compensation Package Stack Up?

FMA

FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically every position in a fabricating or manufacturing company, from CEO to janitor and everything in between. The survey results also provide insight into several HR policies and procedures.

FMA has released a report that details salaries and benefits for practically...

Factory Robots Hit Record 2.7 Million Globally

With Video

New installations have been down in the U.S., Europe, and China, due to slowdowns in automotive and electrical/electronic sectors, and Covid isn’t helping –– nevertheless, the number of industrial robots operating today has never been higher.

New installations have been down in the U.S., Europe, and China, due...

Reshoring is Rewarding: 2020 Winners Announced

Bill Berry, Owner of Die-Tech & Engineering,

The National Metalworking Reshoring Award is given to two outstanding U.S. companies that brought manufacturing back to America, overcoming obstacles of high wages and complex processes to effectively compete in the global contest for business.

The National Metalworking Reshoring Award is given to two outstanding U.S. companies...

Small Uptick in Metalformers’ Optimism but Challenges Continue

A September Business Conditions Report from the Precision Metalforming Association shows 40% of manufacturers surveyed anticipate an improved economy in the final quarter of 2020.

A September Business Conditions Report from the Precision Metalforming Association shows 40%...
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