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It’s Time for Action on Tax, Trade, and Regulatory Reform, Manufacturers Say

Manufacturing leaders are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s early willingness to prioritize, protect, and support the industrial sector but, they emphasize, the industry needs positive, legislative action on tax and trade policies and regulatory re…
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--Manufacturing leaders are encouraged by the Trump Administration’s early willingness to prioritize, protect, and support the industrial sector but, they emph… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-action-tax-trade-and-regulatory-reform-manufacturers-say/

Meet the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Winners

The 91 manufacturers announced today as winners of the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, in fact, are proof positive that M4.0 is much more than a theory or future vision. These ML Awards winners are putting M4.0 into practice today and are well on th…
It shouldn’t come as a total shock to learn that, for many manufacturers, the path to a digitized, Manufacturing 4.0 future is turning out to be paved with challenges. That’s true… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/meet-2017-manufacturing-leadership-awards-winners/

10 Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2017

As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, Jeff Moad, Sankara Narayanan, and Paul Tate.
As the New Year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead. Contributors to this blog include David R. Brousell, … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/10-manufacturing-trends-watch-2017/

Report: U.S. Manufacturing Retaining Its Competitive Edge

Despite significant headwinds brought on by the dramatically strengthening U.S. dollar and upheaval in the oil and gas industry, the U.S. manufacturing sector remains the most competitive worldwide, according to a new report by economics forecasting and m…
Despite significant headwinds brought on by the dramatically strengthening U.S. dollar and upheaval in the oil and gas industry, the U.S. manufacturing sector remains the most com… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-us-manufacturing-retaining-its-competitive-edge/

The Ex-Im Bank is Reauthorized, But Hurdles Remain

President Obama last week signed legislation that reopened the Export-Import Bank of the United States, but currently the agency’s under-manned board will prevent it from approving transactions over $10 million.
President Obama last week signed legislation that reopened the Export-Import Bank of the United States, but currently the agency’s under-manned board will prevent it from approvin… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/ex-im-bank-reauthorized-hurdles-remain/

It’s Time to Put the EXIM Bank Back in Business

An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the House of Representatives employed a little-used legislative technique to re-sta…
An important step in reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), idled since July when its authority to do business expired, was taken yesterday when the Hou… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-put-exim-bank-back-business/

Does Historic Trade Pact Stand to Benefit Manufacturers?

This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement set off predictable comparison’s with NAFTA, the still-controversial North-Ame…
This week’s news that the United States and 11 of its trading partners have preliminarily agreed to terms of a long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement se… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/does-historic-trade-pact-stand-benefit-manufacturers/

U.S. Manufacturing Leaders Say Government is Failing to Deliver the Help They Need

With several U.S. presidential candidates promising to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and “bring home” manufacturing jobs, and with the White House attempting to keep pace with manufacturing revitalization initiatives emerging from major global com…
With several U.S. presidential candidates promising to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and “bring home” manufacturing jobs, and with the White House attempting to keep pace … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-leaders-say-government-failing-deliver-help-they-need/

Twelve New U.S. Manufacturing Communities Eligible for $1 Billion in Federal Funds

Seeking to stimulate the development of regional, collaborative manufacturing hubs across the U.S., the federal Department of Commerce has identified 12 Manufacturing Communities that will be eligible to tap into a $1 billion fund being offered by a range…
Seeking to stimulate the development of regional, collaborative manufacturing hubs across the U.S., the federal Department of Commerce has identified 12 Manufacturing Communities … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/twelve-new-us-manufacturing-communities-eligible-1-billion-federal-funds/

Manufacturing Renaissance: Reality or Hype?

Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washington, DC-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank concludes that,…
Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washi… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-renaissance-reality-or-hype/

U.S. Manufacturing Group Calls for National Technology Strategy

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, formed in 2011 to strengthen advanced manufacturing in the U.S., has come out with a set of recommendations that includes establishing a national strategy in emerging manufacturing technologies, new centers of excel…
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, formed in 2011 to strengthen advanced manufacturing in the U.S., has come out with a set of recommendations that includes establishing a na… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-group-calls-national-technology-strategy/

Mid-Term Election: Tax Reform, Workforce/Skills Top Council Issues

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council met yesterday to discuss what’s most at stake for the manufacturing industry in this year’s mid-term Congressional elections, an important event in which 33 Senate and all 435 House seats are up for grabs.
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council met yesterday to discuss what’s most at stake for the manufacturing industry in this year’s mid-term Congressional elections, an im… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/mid-terms-election-tax-reform-workforceskills-top-council-issues/

Manufacturing Day: Changing Perceptions One Person at a Time

There was a time, not that long ago, when just about everyone had a friend, a family member, a neighbor who worked in manufacturing. Through them, even those of us who didn’t work on the plant floor every day could get an occasional snapshot of what it wa…
There was a time, not that long ago, when just about everyone had a friend, a family member, a neighbor who worked in manufacturing. Through them, even those of us who didn’t work… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-day-changing-perceptions-one-person-time/

Can "Make in India" Make a Global Difference?

At the end of last week, around 500 of India’s industrial elite gathered in Delhi to hear the country’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, formally launch a new national campaign called “Make in India”. The campaign is designed to both attrac…
At the end of last week, around 500 of India’s industrial elite gathered in Delhi to hear the country’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, formally launch a new natio… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-make-india-make-global-difference/

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Open, with New Big Data, Mobility, and Internet of Things Categories

The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, including new award categories for manufacturers that are transforming their busin…
The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has opened nominations for the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, adding  significant enhancements to the ML Awards program, includ… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leadership-awards-open-new-big-data-mobility-and-internet-things-categories/

Obama Announces Metals, Digital Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

President Obama yesterday announced the formation of two manufacturing innovation consortiums, one in Detroit that will focus on lightweight metals manufacturing and one in Chicago that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.
President Obama yesterday announced the formation of two manufacturing innovation consortiums, one in Detroit that will focus on lightweight metals manufacturing and one in Chicag… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/obama-announces-metals-digital-manufacturing-innovation-institutes/

It’s Time for a National Manufacturing Museum

This past week, I went on a fascinating tour of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., a 250,000-square foot museum whose stated mission is to serve as a “forum for First Amendment study, exploration and education.” The six floors of the museum, which opened in…
This past week, I went on a fascinating tour of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., a 250,000-square foot museum whose stated mission is to serve as a “forum for First Amendment stud… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-national-manufacturing-museum/

Drones and Other Automatons: How Far Should Society Go?

After reading my colleague Paul Tate’s recent post on how drones may revolutionize manufacturing logistics, I got to thinking about the subject of automation in general and its effect on society, on work, and on people – and what the future may look like.
After reading my colleague Paul Tate’s recent post on how drones may revolutionize manufacturing logistics, I got to thinking about the subject of automation in general and … http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/drones-and-other-automatons-how-far-should-society-go/

Getting Real about Reshoring

In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focus on a fairly consistent range of issues and concerns such as how to achieve…
In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focu… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-real-about-reshoring/

2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Are Now Open

The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has announced that nominations are open for the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, formerly known as the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards. Frost & Sullivan | MLC also announced several exciting enha…
The Manufacturing Leadership Community (MLC) has announced that nominations are open for the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, formerly known as the Manufacturing Leaders… http://ml100awards.gilcommunity.com/blog/2014-manufacturing-leadership-awards-nominations-are-now-open/

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