Posts from September 2011

2011 Outlook for Manufacturers is Bright

September 27, 2011

As the last months of 2011 near, many manufacturers have considered what the remainder of the year will look like for their industry. The ups and downs of the economy have surely wearied us all, however things are looking bright for some manufacturers in the United States. With a positive outlook on revenue, employment and growth, industrial manufacturers may be in for a treat. The New York Times article, “Factory Field Trip”...

Safety First

September 22, 2011

When it comes to industrial trades, safety should be the number one concern for all employers and employees. Working in plants, on site and with heavy machinery are risky jobs. Often industrial workers come in contact with harsh chemicals, electrical circuits and dangerous tools on a daily basis. Because of the nature of their work relevant safety training is essential to the well-being of your staff and your business. Proper maintenance and...

Make the most out of Training your Industrial Employees

September 20, 2011

While training new and existing staff will benefit the output of your employees, the ultimate objective is to maximize your return on investment. In order to do so, your company must assure those being trained understand the goals of your business and how advancing their skill sets will be critical to your company’s success as well as their own. Below are a few tips to enhance the online training experience for your...

Ensure Your Employees’ Skills are as Current as Your Equipment

September 15, 2011

As technology continues to evolve the manufacturing industry is sure to follow. Computers and robotics have undoubtedly changed the industry and in some ways made it more accurate and efficient. The Association for Manufacturing Technology and The American Machine Tool Distributors Association reported that in July of this year, manufacturing technology consumption amounted to more than $500 million dollars. The amount shows a 93% increase from July of 2010, when machine tool...

More Training Means More Jobs

September 13, 2011

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence has been a driving force behind the Rebirth of Manufacturing Jobs initiative. The project hopes to stimulate the manufacturing job market by reaching out to policy makers locally and nationally. The goal of the program is to get executives and government officials motivated to join and develop efforts to increase awareness of the green movement and manufacturing’s goal in it. It also aims to unite nearby businesses...

Government Programs Hopeful to Generate Manufacturing Jobs

September 8, 2011

On Wednesday, September 7, 2011 the United States House of representatives voted to extend the trade program known as the Generalized System of Programs. The renewed program, which expired last year, allows tax-free entry for approximately 4,800 products from 130 developing countries. The renewal will extend the 35 year old bill through July of 2013 and will reimburse U.S. importers for any levies paid since the beginning of the year. This bill...

How SCORM Can Benefit Your Business

September 1, 2011

When researching ways in which web-based industrial training will benefit your business you will learn about the many advantages of online courseware, like ITC’s. Some of the major returns on investment include an increase in safety knowledge among your employees and the opportunity to further their trade education as a means to increase your company’s productivity and efficiency. While these advantages are crucial to the advancement of your business, considering the structure...