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Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. Department of Labor recently reported a loss of 8,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector in June. While this figure might initially raise concerns, it�s crucial to delve deeper into the labor market dynamics to understand the real challenge at hand: the growing number of unfilled positions in manufacturing.

Despite the reported job losses, the manufacturing sector is grappling with over 500,000 unfilled positions. This seemingly paradoxical situation can be explained by understanding the difference between job losses and job openings.
Posted by Gregory Kovsky, President of IBA
The opening section of Joe Rogan�s recent interview with Elon Musk was focused on manufacturing. Mr. Musk made a couple of excellent observations related to manufacturing. First, he conveyed that although product invention and prototype creation are significant achievements, the much harder task is manufacturing the same item at scale, as there are a thousand elements that need to be done correctly or success will be jeopardized.
Posted by A-1 Industries
A-1 Global Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered building components, is proud to announce the promotion of Miguel Amiuny to President, Manufacturing, of A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc., effective July 1, 2024. This strategic advancement celebrates his outstanding contributions and dedicated tenure with the Company, underscoring A-1's commitment to leadership in manufacturing and innovation.
Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. welding industry remains a crucial pillar of the manufacturing sector, playing a vital role in construction, automotive production, shipbuilding, and countless other applications. In this article, we will explore the U.S. welding industry in detail, including key trends, statistics, top suppliers, and key considerations for partnering with a welding supplier.

Posted by IndustryNet
U.S. manufacturing activity was largely unchanged in June, according to the latest report from the Institute for Supply Management, released July 1st, with the sector posting its third straight month of contraction.
Posted by Volkmann USA
Process equipment manufacturer Volkmann USA, of Bristol, PA, has earned the UL 508A certification for its pneumatic vacuum conveyor controls. Secured to support operator safety and help speed the conveyor installation process, the certification documents conformance with the National Electric Code (NEC) standard for the safe installation and electrical wiring of equipment in the United States and Canada. Volkmann conveyor controllers meet the UL 508A Industrial Control Panel Program requirements by featuring a high level of wiring and motor protection, quality electrical components, and clear safety markings.
Posted by EMR Industrial
Brian Marshall, EMR's Industrial Operations Manager, has recently shared his vision and current initiatives for the Industrial Division. In this interview, he discusses his motivations for joining the company, revitalizing outside sales and investing in equipment upgrades, and plans for evolving the division with advanced technologies and energy efficiency.

Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. packaging industry is a powerhouse, valued at an estimated $200.98 billion in 2024 and projected to reach $244.17 billion by 2029. However, this industry isn't static. It's constantly adapting to meet evolving consumer demands, environmental concerns, and the ever-growing influence of e-commerce. Today, we're taking a closer look at this vital industry, exploring the sector's key trends and statistics and examining some of the industry's top suppliers.

Posted by IndustryNet
Is the U.S. manufacturing sector finally turning the corner? Output has gained traction, while manufacturing activity has crossed into expansion at last, after remaining mired in contraction for more than a year. However, stagnant hiring and muted regional surveys paint a more cautious picture.
Posted by Stockwell Elastomerics
Stockwell Elastomerics announces the launch of a new website,, featuring a bold new visual design and updated, enhanced navigation. The website continues to provide the strong technical information that engineers and designers need to find the right materials and products for advanced technology projects.

Posted by Aldrich Engineer
Aldrich Engineer LLC is a leading manufacturer and government vendor, specializing in precision decimal inch tape measures. With a strong focus on innovation and quality, the company has been serving a diverse range of clients since January 2020.

Posted by Encore Wire
Every move on a jobsite adds time and cost. Facing labor shortages on top of that? Now's the time to optimize your processes. Encore Wire, a leading wire and cable manufacturer, has positioned itself as a crucial partner for contractors aiming to complete projects smoothly and without disruptions. Here�s how Encore Wire is making a difference.

Posted by IndustryNet
A-1 Global Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered building components, proudly announces that Jerry Vulgaris, Vice President of Sales, has been elected to the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) Board of Directors.
Posted by IndustryNet
Have you noticed lately that the answer to your typical Google query often appears right on the search engine results page (SERPS)? This is Google's new AI integration, and it is expected to change how we search--and how we do business. The integration of Google's AI into search results (search engine automation) has been a significant development in recent months, particularly for manufacturing websites and business owners who rely heavily on web traffic for their operations. In this article, we'll explore Google's AI integration on website traffic, the concerns raised by experts, the financial implications for businesses, and examine strategies for businesses to adapt to the potential reduction in traffic due to AI.

Posted by IndustryNet
The recent avian influenza outbreak in US farms has reignited concerns about the safety and potential health risks associated with traditional dairy production. However, a new wave of innovation is brewing in the biotech world, offering a potential solution: cow-free milk.
Posted by Ulbrich Stainless Steel & Special Metals, Inc.
Hydrogen fuel cells represent a promising green technology with the potential to revolutionize eco-friendly energy systems. Key components such as bipolar plates and electrolyzers play crucial roles in converting hydrogen into electricity and ensuring efficient fuel cell operation. The choice and engineering of materials like titanium and stainless steel are vital for enhancing the efficiency and longevity of these fuel cells. This article explores the precision manufacturing processes necessary for these components, emphasizing the importance of selecting appropriate precision strip alloys to address the operational challenges faced by fuel cells.
Posted by Volkmann USA
Vibratory Feeder Dosing Systems from process equipment manufacturer Volkmann USA, Bristol, PA may be optionally configured to automatically weigh and dispense precise amounts of multiple materials and ingredients fed from multiple locations into a single mixer, vessel, reactor, bulk container or other location. Dosing powders, pellets, tablets, and other bulk materials in preset amounts, the automated Vibratory Feeder Dosing Systems eliminate the potential for over and under weighing due to human error to ensure the mixture or end product consistently meets the recipe's specifications.
Posted by IndustryNet
The economic and manufacturing policies of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have been central to their administrations, and on the tails of massive post-pandemic supply chain disruptions, inflation, see-sawing demand, and labor woes, U.S. manufacturers are following this election year with great interest in the hopes that the chosen candidate�s policies will serve to bolster business conditions.

2024 is a unique election year in that both candidates have already served in office, making it easier to know what to expect. However, there are some key policy proposals to be aware of as we head toward election day.

Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. lumber industry remains a cornerstone of the nation's construction sector, contributing significantly to economic growth and job creation. This week, we explore the largest U.S. lumber manufacturers and IndustryNet's top suppliers--companies shaping the production, distribution, and overall health of this vital industry.
Posted by Grandville Printing Company (GPC)
In May 2024, GPC successfully implemented a state-of-the-art Mark Andy Performance P7 flexographic press, incorporating the latest advancements in technology. This addition further strengthens GPC's comprehensive print and finishing capabilities, enabling a wider range of innovative solutions to retail and industrial clients.
Posted by SJF Material Handling
SJF Material Handling, Inc. is proud to announce its 45th anniversary. Founded in 1979, SJF evolved into an award-winning full-service turnkey provider of warehouse solutions from its origin as one of the largest stocking distributors of used material handling equipment.
Posted by IndustryNet
When it comes to industrial equipment, resilience and reliability are essential. Yates Cylinders understands this, offering a comprehensive line of custom-built welded hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders designed to tackle the demanding requirements of various industries.
Posted by IndustryNet
The steps to getting ISO certified can seem daunting, but many large and small companies see their sales increase by accomplishing the task. For many procurement departments, ISO certification is the distinction that moves a vendor to the top of the approved supplier list.
Posted by IndustryNet
In a groundbreaking development, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have engineered a hair-thin silk fabric that promises to significantly reduce noise transmission in large spaces. This interdisciplinary collaboration has resulted in a fabric that is not only incredibly thin--thinner than a human hair--but also remarkably effective at suppressing sound.
Posted by IndustryNet
Millions of pallets crisscross the U.S. every day, forming the backbone of our complex logistics network. Supplying these essential platforms is a massive industry with a wide range of players.

Curious about the pallet industry and its top companies? This article will explore some key facts and statistics about the pallet sector in the U.S. and will also examine the pallet industry's largest manufacturers and top suppliers.
Posted by IndustryNet
Have you ever visited a website and been so confounded by it that you hit the "back" button and return to the search results hoping to find what you're looking for in a better site?

That's what's called a bounce. It can be death for your website and fuel for your competitors. If your bounce rate is high, the search engines notice and push your site lower down on the search-engine results page (and push your competitors up). Not only that, but as the first point of contact between you and your potential clients, if your website confuses visitors--if they can't find what they're looking for or are not quite sure what the next step is once they do find what they're looking for, you lose out on conversions.

Yet with a well-designed site, you can not only avoid the dreaded bounce, but also drive conversions on your site.
Posted by IndustryNet
Could Generation Z be the answer to manufacturing's persistent labor crunch? Recent trends support the idea that Gen Z, a tech-focused generation marked by economic insecurity and sustainability concerns, is setting its sights on the factory floor. This growing trend sees more Gen Z individuals (born after 1996) opting for trade schools and vocational training, embracing the moniker "The Toolbelt Generation." This shift is driven by several key factors that hold significant implications for the workforce, particularly the manufacturing sector.

Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. construction industry is a powerhouse, shaping the skylines of our cities, the infrastructure of our communities, and the very spaces where we live and work. But this industry is not static. New trends, technologies, and demands are constantly reshaping the sector.

From the rise of hyper-specialized contractors to the integration of cutting-edge technologies like BIM, the industry is undergoing a period of significant transformation. But amidst this change, one thing remains constant: the need for skilled, reliable, and innovative contractors.

Today, we're taking a look at some of the key trends impacting U.S. construction today and exploring the most notable contractors on IndustryNet.
Posted by IndustryNet
In a groundbreaking development, researchers in Japan have engineered an innovative Scanning Photoelectron Microscopy (iSPEM) machine that has dramatically enhanced our ability to visualize electron spin states in materials. This is a crucial aspect of spintronics, a field that could transform the way we process information and stands as the next frontier in electronics manufacturing.
Posted by IndustryNet
The world around us is brimming with objects shaped by sheet metal fabrication--from the ventilation systems keeping us cool to the car hoods protecting our engines. Vital to many business sectors, including automotive, commercial construction, HVAC and agriculture. This industry plays a vital role, transforming flat sheets of metal such as aluminum, brass, bronze, copper and steel into the building blocks of countless products,

Curious about the sheet metal fabrication industry and its top companies? This article will explore some key facts and statistics about the sheet metal fabrication sector in the U.S. and will also examine the industry's largest and top suppliers.

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