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Industry News

Ford to Invest $350 Million in Michigan Plant. The investment is going into the Livonia Transmission Plant, and is expected to create or keep 800 jobs. Ford is planning to build a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles at the plant. 
Associated Press | Manufacturing.Net | 05.19.2017

Manufacturing in U.S. Settles in at Solid Pace of Expansion. The manufacturing industry grew again in April, mainly through strong orders growth. The industry seems to be in the midst of steady growth, even in spite of the fact that a near term fiscal boost is unlikely. 
Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg | 06.01.2017

[INFOGRAPHIC] US Manufacturing Focus by State. Take a look at what the top industries in your state are based on annual employment.
Ian Wright | Engineering.com | 05.29.2017


A New Turning Process Enables Cutting “In Reverse”. A new method of turning introduced by Sandvik Coromant enables an insert to cut in reverse, enabling major boosts to productivity, longer tool life for inserts, and even smoother surface finishes. 
Mark Albert | Modern Machine Shop | 06.01.2017

Best Practices

Identify, Record, Develop: Training and Engaging Your Workers. Oftentimes, it is important to include the workforce in decisions that directly affect it. This may require a multi-faced approach that includes both the leadership team and the rest of the workforce. 
Scott Falkowitz | EHS Today | 05.31.2017

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