Manufacturing Insights

Dec. 29, 2020 – With 2020 quickly coming to an end, Venkat Eswara, vice president of product marketing, Syncron – a manufacturing tech provider that works with OEMs including Mazda, JCB and Hitachi Industries – predicted what could be on the horizon for 2021. From remote service to “contactless” test drives, manufacturing has gone to great lengths in its attempts to modify…

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CEMEX Manufacturing Day Highlights Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix

Teachers and students in Victorville, Calif., and across the country were able to get an inside look into the manufacturing of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, as well as learn directly from CEMEX USA employees about its sustainability efforts and future employment possibilities, as part of Manufacturing Day.

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John Deere Wins Auction to Deploy 5G in Manufacturing Facilities

John Deere has successfully obtained 5G licenses in five counties in Iowa and Illinois as part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz spectrum. This will enable John Deere to accelerate the availability of 5G in its largest manufacturing facilities in North America.

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AEM Survey Reveals What is on Mind of Manufacturers

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released the findings of its most recent CEO survey. The survey, the third in a series of surveys that AEM has conducted since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, asked executives of leading equipment manufacturing companies to weigh in on the job that President Trump and the 116th Congress have done to support the…

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Komatsu Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee

Building on its 135-year legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in the city’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the state of Wisconsin and city of Milwaukee, Komatsu is…

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Capstone Headwaters Releases Update

July 16, 2020 – Capstone Headwaters released its Industrials & Manufacturing Update, reporting that after a three-month decline that brought U.S. manufacturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June. The simultaneous Oil & Gas supply and demand shock has created unprecedented disruption, with U.S. petroleum demand in April falling to its…

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COVID-19: A U.S. Manufacturer’s Perspective

By Alex D. Kanaris VDG has been designing and manufacturing drum motors for belt conveyors used in food processing, supply chains, pharmaceutical, postal/parcel, aggregate and mining industries since 1985. All of the components used in our drum motors are manufactured in-house, using American materials and American labor.  How Did We Get Here? Our ongoing challenge is that although our product…

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Superior Partners With AMPCO

Superior Industries Inc. announced a new partnership with AMPCO Minerals. This investment furthers Superior’s goal to improve responsiveness, reliability and quality of its North American supply chain. “It’s an investment in a team whose core members each have more than 30 years of experience developing crushing and screening technology for international markets,” said Jarrod Felton, president of Superior Industries. “These are…

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