Category: Industry Announcements

Manufacturing in the U.S. Just Accelerated to Its Best Year Since 2004

U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in three months, as gains in orders and production capped the strongest year for factories since 2004, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday. The survey-based measure of factory activity brings the 2017 average to 57.6, the best in 13 years. The latest gain extends a string of […]

More Launches Could Mean More Business for Contractors

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance have already situated significant operations at Cape Canaveral, potentially opening the door for contractors. In addition, the region’s space industry has been anticipating the arrival of Blue Origin, a rocket launch and development company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and OneWeb, a satellite manufacturer. “We know they are hiring […]

AIM—EFSC Industry Advisory Council Manufacturing Sector Strategy

January 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am Larsen Motorsports, 2495 Palm Bay Road Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905 For decades now, manufacturing has been leaving the U.S. in search of lower labor rates in other parts of the world. It is clear that the U.S. cannot compete in manufacturing by working cheaper or harder. The U.S. […]

MASC announces Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Six Sigma Black Belt certifications class begins February 23, 2017. The class is limited to 15 students. The program is 13 days of instruction over a four-month period.  Instructor Dr. Lois Jordan is a top rated 20 year instructor with ASQ. Dr. Jordan’s success rate is unbeatable, passing rate on ASQ Certified exam is 90+% […]

Get Your Employees CPT Certified

The 10-week online CPT course is offered through Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) and partially funded through the EDC’s Talent Asset Pipeline program. Online instruction is led by a live instructor Mon. and Wed. from 6-10 pm with four additional in-person labs offered at EFSC in either Palm Bay or Cocoa. Cost to send one […]