This Company Hired Its First Robo-Worker for $30,000–and Never Looked Back

By David Whitford Courtesy of Inc. Magazine   Creating Revolutions, which is based in Miami, makes a spill-proof tabletop pager for the hospitality industry, but the product was plagued by a double-digit failure rate due to human assembly errors, says chief innovation officer Einar Rosenberg. So he brought in a Universal Robots model UR3 collaborative … Continue reading This Company Hired Its First Robo-Worker for $30,000–and Never Looked Back

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Women earning more through training in manufacturing jobs

By Ernest Hooper Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times Without aid of glasses, contact lenses or Lasik surgery, Hiroko Kato has clearer vision — when it comes to her career. Kato is working in the local manufacturing industry, a prospect she struggled to reach until she took a special course offered in a partnership between the … Continue reading Women earning more through training in manufacturing jobs

As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

By Dan Sewell and Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press writers - Aug 15, 2017 Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a … Continue reading As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

4 Rules Manufacturers Should Remember

Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal To automate, or not to automate. To re-shore, near-shore, or off-shore. To insource, or to outsource. Those are just a few of the strategic decisions that manufacturers face today. And each can have a major financial impact. Automation is a multi-faceted question, with multifaceted answers for most of you. Not … Continue reading 4 Rules Manufacturers Should Remember

Safariland sees success after relocating acquisition to Jacksonville

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal For Safariland’s Jacksonville manufacturing site, focusing more on making military products was a big change. After acquiring Mustang Survival in 2013 and manufacturing that line in West Virginia, they found it was a difficult, remote location to get to, especially with added military personnel from different branches frequenting the … Continue reading Safariland sees success after relocating acquisition to Jacksonville