Weekly Wrap Up For May 31st, 2019

Patricia Moran, Ph.D. and Director of Apprenticeship Programs with the New Jersey MEP joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the services of the Manufacturing Extensions Partnerships. Manufacturers can get a free needs assessment to determine how to improve and grow their company.

Boring OCmpany TunnelMusk’s Boring Company Lands First Commercial Contract

When the renovations currently underway on the Las Vegas Convention Center are complete in 2021, the campus will cover over 200 acres. If visitors wanted to walk from one end to the other they would have to walk 2 miles, which is not ideal. Elon Musk to the rescue. (Read More)


This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano is joined by Edie Comminos, the owner of Alpha Metals Recycling Company in Chicago. Edie is a fearless and self-made woman who has established herself and her company as a force with which to be reckoned! In their conversation, the ladies talk about the metal industry and how it relates to the larger economic climate, the challenges that Edie has faced in a male-dominated industry, the lessons she has learned, and how finding your way to what you want often means taking note of what you don’t like.

Strip Mine in AfricaAfrican Nations Partner With NASA To Fight Illegal Mining

In response to rampant illegal mining operations, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania last year formed the Africa Regional Data Cube. This is a forum for sharing and analyzing NASA’s satellite imagery to advance national goals while maintaining sustainable development. (Read More)

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