Balancing Costs and Efficiency with Packaging in Manufacturing

When managing a manufacturing operation, cost control is fundamental to success. However, excessive costs often occur as a result of unnecessary expenses and lengthy processes.

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Giving Back to the Community is Important for Your Operation

Giving back to the community is a must for companies. The obvious reason to give back to the community is that it is simply the right thing to do. Along with that, there are various benefits for your company that can come out of community service. Giving back creates a positive environment for employees, customers, and surrounding communities. It also creates a strong brand reputation.

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Engineering Career Path Exploration: Do You Have What It Takes?

Engineering has always been a favorite choice among youngsters aspiring to make their footprints in society. And why not?

As a career, engineering has always been a stable one, promising a good living and the chance to work with the latest gadgets and gizmos.

As an incisive eye can spot, many of the gadgets and devices that we use daily are engineered products. From computers to buildings and everything in between, these tools and accessories have drastically changed the way we live. And engineers are the ones who designed them and make them functional.

This article is a career exploration of the field of engineering as one of the many career pathways that you may want to consider. It looks at some of the top engineering fields and asks whether an engineering career might be right for you. 

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Filling the Pipeline in a Post-Pandemic World


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Multi Touch Technology: Benefits in Industrial Applications

Over the past decade, multi touch technology (MTT) has become increasingly popular in a variety of industrial applications. Commonly referred to as “digitizers,” these screens have been found in many industrial equipment, from touchscreens to industrial PCs.

It is used to detect and track multiple touch commands on the surface of a device or monitor object or display screen simultaneously. The ability to detect and track multiple simultaneous touches provides many advantages for industrial users.

The most common use of multi touch technology is to replace traditional mouse click buttons with more intuitive gestures that are easier to learn and operate than mouse clicks.

This article explores the difference between multi touch technology from human machine interface and its benefits in industrial applications.

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Community Building on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a platform that can be utilized in a variety of ways. In addition to increasing brand awareness and sales, it is an excellent resource for building and cultivating a community. In a recent USA Manufacturing Hour chat on Twitter, host Ingor van Rooi, the Networking Ninja and also of We’ve Got This Admin in Canada, led a discussion about ways to build a community using LinkedIn.

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Mother-Friendly Manufacturers

Based on a Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte study, the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028. Can manufacturers help this statistic by focusing on and supporting working mothers? In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, Host Whitney Koch from Welker Inc in Texas led a discussion about women in manufacturing and ways manufacturers can support working moms.

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Loading Dock Safety: 4 Tips for Safer Working Conditions

Docks are often the busiest and most dangerous areas in warehouses or distribution companies. If it does not follow the proper safety procedures, serious accidents can occur.

Per OSHA, every year more than 20 workers are killed in accidents involving semi-trucks at loading docks. In addition, forklift-related fatalities occur every 3 days, and non-fatal forklift accidents are much more common, with about 94,750 reported cases each year.

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Stress Is A Four Letter Word

Stress is inevitable and everyone experiences stress at one point or another. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain caused by adverse circumstances. What are some tips to managing stress effectively?

In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, host Professor Pete Alexander  from Washington led an online discussion about ways to manage both physical and mental stress.

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Website Design for Manufacturers

Websites are important for any business. There are so many factors that go into a successful website that, at times, manufacturers struggle with creating one. In a recent chat for USA Manufacturing Hour on Twitter, Chris Giglio, Marketing Manager at Rovere Media in New Jersey, led a discussion about this topic with a focus on guidance through the journey of building a successful website for a business.

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