Category: State/National Manufacturing News

Manufacturing Industry 2018: Another Year of Growth

U.S. manufacturing production just had its best year since 2011, and this trend shows signs of steady continuance. Trade, one of the biggest engines of the sector in 2017, is likely to continue to gather momentum. Stronger global growth expectations and a weaker dollar should help as manufacturing goods represent about half of all exports. Moreover, […]

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 […]

Where the Jobs Are: The Fastest Growing Sectors for Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector has shown some growth over the past few years.  Since 2011, the sector has created jobs every year, a 6-year expansion that exceeds the 5-year expansion experienced 1994-1998, according to a new report from consulting firm Headlight Data. Within the manufacturing sector, one of the brightest spots has been the automotive sector. “The […]

Closing the Skills Gap: Waukesha County Technical College at Work

For the last few years, Waukesha County Technical College has been working to address the manufacturing skills gap by providing short-term training programs, working closely with employers who sit on our advisory committees and providing learning opportunities for our K-12 school districts. But there was something missing along the road to addressing the manufacturing skills […]

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Advanced Manufacturing

Advance Manufacturing or Bust? The state of manufacturing in the United States and top trends that will affect local economic development. Expansion Solutions Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016