Weekly Wrap Up For November 12th, 2021

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the Credit Manager’s Index and the economic atmosphere that businesses face, and even though indicators are good, the general ecosystem feels bad.

US Factory Orders Unexpectedly Rose in September

Shortages and supply chain delays have continued to cause slowdowns for manufacturers both in the U.S. and around the globe. Despite this, a new report has revealed that US factory orders actually increased during the month of September. (Read More)


Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain to Invest $32 Million in California Plant

On Thursday, Saint-Gobain announced new plans to expand their manufacturing capacity in the U.S., including a large investment in California and the Southeastern U.S. (Read More)


ToyotaToyota Set to Build First Battery Plant in U.S.

As electric vehicles continue to rise in popularity, many auto manufacturers are taking the next steps to produce vehicles here in the U.S. One such company is Toyota, who is now set to build their first battery plant located in the U.S. (Read More)


Today, Rosemary Coates speaks with Cindy Oehmigen, the Director of Energy and Corporate Services at the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, which is also known as MACNY. Cindy has worked with numerous manufacturing companies during her 30-year career, guiding them through change, creating team environments, reducing costs, and developing staff potential. In this episode, she emphasizes the importance of building a strong network and the benefits that the MACNY apprenticeship program offers aspiring manufacturers. We discuss how MACNY has assisted manufacturers through the unpredictability of COVID-19 and both disseminates and gathers important information about community health and vaccinations, and Cindy shares her perspective on the essential place that women occupy in manufacturing. She also leaves us with some pertinent advice for young women in the industry: don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and think laterally to get ahead! For all this and so much more, make sure to tune in today.

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