Weekly Wrap Up for March 15th, 2019

Manufacturing Talk Radio

Edward [Ned] Hill, Professor of Economic Development at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the section on City and Regional Planning joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss Manufacturing 5.0, the trade war and trade policies, the skills gap and much more.

Here Are Some of This Week’s Top Stories in Manufacturing

Product Updates to DataXchange Machine Monitoring

Shop Floor Automations announces new features from Scytec DataXchange machine monitoring. Their recent Version 2019.01.15 update has brought forth many new features. (Read More)


Manufacturing Matters

On this episode of Manufacturing Matters, host Cliff Waldman welcomes Jeremy Leonard, Director of Global Industry Services at Oxford Industries to the show to discuss the relationship between R and D, innovation and productivity, the drivers of business investment spending in manufacturing, complementarity or substitutability of business investment and employment and structural technological shifts affecting manufacturing such as the Internet of Things.

The Return of Manufacturing Jobs Recently Thought Gone Forever

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their February jobs report on Friday, March 8th. In addition to the overall unemployment rate declining by yet another .02 percentage points to 3.8%. The report also continues to show that manufacturing is not just on the rise but flourishing as manufacturing jobs return to the United States in record numbers in contrast to President Obama’s statement in June of 2016 that manufacturing jobs “are just not going to come back.” Well, they are back and in a big way. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

This week on WAM’s segment of “Full Time with Amy Nicklaus,” Amy sits down with real estate relocation specialist, Laura Ana Blanche, the founder of Knecht Properties, to discuss her reasons for going into real estate, the qualifications required to be a relocation specialist, her expansion from one market into the entire tri-state area, and the importance of relocation for big businesses. In addition to her busy career, Laura has three beautiful children, and she manages to balance it all seamlessly (margaritas help, too)!

Tesla MotorsTesla’s Latest Acquisition Proves That In The Electric Car Wars, Batteries Will Decide The Winner

Behold the ultracapacitor – the energy storage technology that charges and discharges very quickly, works in all temperatures, has a long service life and serves as the critical bridge between electrolytic capacitors and rechargeable batteries. A unique twist on the ultracapacitor by Maxwell Technologies caught the attention of Tesla’s engineers and last month the electric car giant bought the whole company to get their hands on it. (Read More)