Weekly Wrap Up For April 8th, 2022

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Services Report on Business® discusses the latest report.


mexicoMexico Set to Become Attractive Option for U.S. Shippers and Manufacturers

As many companies look to reshore their operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, several have been bringing their operations back to the U.S. directly. However, economic growth in Mexico has caught the attention of many U.S. manufacturers and shippers, potentially setting up the country to be a new hub of manufacturing activity. (Read More)


Vietnam Electric Vehicle Manufacturer VinFast to Build First U.S. Factory

As the EV market continues to heat up, more and more companies are looking to the U.S. to set up manufacturing. One such company is Vietnamese automaker VinFast, which announced on Tuesday its plans to invest in its first American facility. (Read More)


semiconductorsJapanese Semiconductor Company Completes Investment in Mesa, Arizona Facility

This week, Fujifilm Electronic Materials USA, a unit of Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp, completed the new $88 million expansion of its factory in Mesa, Arizona. The company, which supplies chemicals and advanced materials for the semiconductor industry, expects that the expansion will add 120 new jobs in the next two years. Currently, the facility employs 400 people. (Read More)


In today’s episode of Women and Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Tracy Albert, Co-Owner and Accounting Manager of Gambit Machining in Alberta, Canada, which specializes in small, precision, tight tolerance parts for critical use in no-fail industries, including instrumentation, energy, defense, medical, transportation, and more. Tracy joined Gambit in 2002 in an entry-level accounting role. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business Administration-Accounting from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), she took on more responsibility at the company and began to make valuable contributions to the process of continual improvement and, as a result, she became part of the ownership group in 2010. Tuning in, you’ll find out how Tracy’s portfolio has grown over the past 20 years to include payroll, HR, health and safety, marketing, and business development, and she shares what influenced her decision to lead with candor and integrity, despite some of the challenges that come with being the only woman in the boardroom. We also touch on the power of support, attracting and retaining talent, and much more, so make sure not to miss today’s conversation with Tracy Albert!

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