As an operation that manufactures about 97 percent of its product in the United States with a local labor force, yet sells 60 percent internationally, Hypertherm has become a model of how American manufacturing can be competitive globally with low-cost, low-wage markets.
The relatively new technology known as '3D printing' has already been used to make prosthetic legs. Now, architects claim they'll soon be able to build a whole house using a 3D printer. The technology is still relatively new, but it's already being used in the medical world and in the arts.
Those responsible for manufacturing plants and process facilities are increasingly turning to members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) for help in boosting productivity and guarding against catastrophic computer failures that can interrupt operations. This was among the messages that came out at the recent 2013 CSIA Annual Executive Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Driven by increased demand for their products and services, almost a third of manufacturing and distribution firms in the small and midsized business (SMB) sector expect to increase the size of their workforce in 2013, and 45 percent plan to keep it the same, according to the results of a survey announced by Sage North America.
The company said Thursday that by the end of next month, it will triple the number of charging stations it runs from the current eight, and the number will go to around 100 in the coming year, putting stations within reach of almost the entire populations of both the U.S. and Canada.
Unemployment across the 17 EU countries that use the euro is on course to hit 20 million this year, according to figures showing the jobless rate hit another record high — the latest ignominious landmark for the currency bloc.
The $4.7 billion bid for Smithfield Foods by Wan Long, chairman of Shuanghui International, is another big step up for Chinese entrepreneurs who are emerging from the shadow of state-owned corporate giants and expanding on the global stage.
The board unanimously recommended the offer from Michael Dell to take the company private for $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The offer has been criticized by some prominent shareholders.
At the All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook says many companies will soon be in the wearable technology space. Although Cook feels that some technologies may fail to garner broad appeal, he does see wearable technology on the horizon.
For companies required to meet the GHS labeling standards for hazardous chemicals, Computype may have a printer and label stock solution with the CAB XC6 printer. Learn more about its capabilities and how it can help a manufacturer with labeling needs.
Matching a color sounds simple. But what do you do when a customer shows you a tableau of colors to translate into one? KYDEX Global Creative David Scott and Color Development Specialist John English show both the creative and technical process in action.
Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is being bought by Shuanghui. The price: almost $5 billion. If approved, it will be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer. This is the latest in a string of American companies being purchased by China. So why this company -- and why now?
Are you wasting money on excessive labor costs because your warehouse isn’t optimized? What is your cash flow outlook? What many warehouse administrators, logistic departments, small business controllers and even accounting teams may not consider is the business value realized from an integrated accounting and inventory management system.
The explosive growth of online buying and selling in recent years has fueled increasing demands on enterprise e-commerce systems. To thrive in today’s online marketplace, B2B organizations must be nimble and create shopping experiences that mimic B2C where options, efficiency and ease are expected. This “consumerization of B2B” requires flexible e-commerce architecture.
Building the world's most-visited Website is only the beginning and now Google is tackling everything from eyeglasses that display email to floating turbines that collect wind power. Josh Tyrangiel of Bloomberg Businessweek joins Morning Joe with an inside look at Google's secret lab.