Weekly Wrap Up For July 30th, 2021

 Host John Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP welcomes special guest Sam Gupta, an ERP thought leader in the digital transformation space for nearly two decades to discuss digital transformation initiatives in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Rivian Planning to Expand with Second U.S. Factory As the race to keep up with electric vehicle demand …

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Direct Pack Expands Operations at North Carolina Plant 

Factory expansion

On Monday, Direct Pack announced that they have finished expanding their manufacturing capacity at their Rockingham, North Carolina facility. The U.S.-based thermoformed packaging provider originally opened the plant in 2017, where it currently employs 125 people. Direct Pack uses the facility to produce a variety of different food packaging containers, such as salad bowls and …

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Weekly Wrap Up For July 23rd, 2021

 Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index surveys. SK Siltron CSS Makes $300 Million Investment into American EV Growth As demand for electric vehicles continues to ramp up, many auto manufacturers are looking to the United States for new production facilities. Along with them are companies that produce special components for EVs. …

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Top Semiconductor Manufacturer Eyes U.S., Japan for Expansion 

semiconductor

Demand for semiconductors continues to remain at record-high levels. As a result, many semiconductor manufacturers are considering new avenues of expansion in order to better meet the need for chips. One major producer has their sights set on two countries in particular: Japan and the United States.  On Thursday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co signaled its …

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How Is Digital Manufacturing Improving Supply Chain Resilience?

Manufacturing Outlook

by Emily Newton The following article is the cover story in this month’s issue of Manufacturing Outlook eZine, published by Jacket Media Co. For a limited time, you can subscribe to Manufacturing Outlook for free. Visit manufacturingoutlook.com to read the latest issue and subscribe. Recent events have thrown the general supply chain into a state …

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SK Siltron CSS Makes $300 Million Investment into American EV Growth

Electric Car Charging

As demand for electric vehicles continues to ramp up, many auto manufacturers are looking to the United States for new production facilities. Along with them are companies that produce special components for EVs. One such company is SK Siltron CSS, announced new plans this week to make a major investment to support EV growth here …

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Weekly Wrap Up For July 16th, 2021

 Sebastian Elmgren, Smart Manufacturing Portfolio Manager at Ericsson, discusses how Industry 4.0 is driving the flexibility, innovation, and efficiencies found in 5G for wireless communications in new technology for manufacturers, from operations and production to logistics and warehousing. American Companies Added 692,000 New Jobs in June, Says New Data In recent months, the U.S. …

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Boring Company Gets Approval to Begin Operations in Florida

Boring company

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been garnering serious interest from many cities for its unique underground transportation system. Following the completion of their Las Vegas Convention Center loop, it seems they’ll be starting a new project, this time on the East Coast.  On Tuesday of last week, Fort Lauderdale approved a proposal from The Boring …

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Amtrak to Invest $7.3 Billion into New Northeastern Trains

Amtrak

Improving infrastructure has been one area that has garnered bipartisan support. As talks continue on a major infrastructure bill in Congress, one of the major companies behind America’s rail systems is beginning a large overhaul of their own. On Wednesday, Amtrak announced that it would be investing $7.3 billion into purchasing new trains. The new …

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