April 2012 | Volume 7, Issue 1
MI2012 – Are you attending the hottest manufacturing conference in the US?
Federal Committee Seeks Information on Domestic Forging Capabilities
The study group seeks industry insights into ways to address current limitations on supplies of forged-quality parts… Read More.
Bob Loderstedt made his annual trek to Washington for Hill Day 2012, Joe D’Urso speaks at the Advanced Manufacturing Roundtable, NJMEP participates in Made in NJ Day, and a new workshop is coming to town! Click here to see the full stories.
NIST MEP Website Features NJMEP Clients
The NIST MEP website recently added DRS C3 Aviation to its Client Successes, a searchable database of MEP clients and their projects. Other recent entries include: Engineered Components, Jerome Industries and Triangle Manufacturing.
NJBIZ Interviews Manufacturers on Study
Clifford F. Lindholm III, president and CEO of Passaic-based Falstrom Co., Ryan Pfluger, plant manager for Jackson-based custom parts maker VEP Manufacturing and Robert Staudinger, president and CEO of Chatham-based metal component maker National Manufacturing Co. Inc. were interviewed by Andrew Kitchenman, NJBIZ writer for his article Dim outlook, but progress, at N.J. manufacturers, Study highlights need for plans, investment. The article is in response to the Next Generation Manufacturing Study that NJMEP President, Bob Loderstedt, who was also interviewed in the article, provided Kitchenman. Click Here to Read the Article.
MADE IN NEW JERSEY NEWS:
Productive Plastics Wins Top Two Honors at SPE Thermoforming Division’s 2011 Parts Competition
Productive Plastics was awarded the 2011 People’s Choice and the Judges’ Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) parts competition in the Thermoforming Division. These top two awards were for the CT-scan enclosure assembly shown below made with 10 pressure formed components. Check out the PlasticNews.com story.
SWEMCO Featured in NIST MEP’s Make it in America Campaign
SWEMCO, a Moorestown, NJ based manufacturer and NJMEP client, was featured in NIST MEP’s Make it in America Campaign. NIST MEP’s campaign celebrates the great products made in the US and highlights innovative manufacturers who are positively contributing to our economic growth. Each week, NIST MEP showcases on its website, Facebook page and Twitter profile, a different manufacturer who has worked with an MEP center. You can check out the feature by visiting Make it in America – Manufacturer of the Week then scroll down to February 15, 2012.
New Made in New Jersey Companies
ARTICLES AND FEATURES:
Lean and Green – How Process Innovation Increases Profits and Improves the Environment
Production managers have been working to improve their operations since the first
Model T rolled off the assembly line. They are the front line innovators in a company, their major innovations have been related to process improvement activities. Read More.
Build it Here, Sell it Everywhere
A National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing is a hot topic. We’ve all been hearing it mentioned in the President’s speeches and have seen it covered in various media. The White House recently released the report, A National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing from the Committee on Technology of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). Read More.
Made in New Jersey
A Great Place To Find Suppliers
When you need a new supplier, where do you go? Google? The Thomas Register? Your Colleagues? Have you thought of going to Made in New Jersey? Read More.
C-Span recently broadcast “American Manufacturing: What Works,” a four-day conference hosted by GE that featured in-depth conversations with business, political and thought leaders, including GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, on what’s working right now, and what must be done to grow manufacturing, foster innovation, compete globally, and create jobs. Read More.
Operational changes have helped three manufacturers achieve success. Read how Gar Products, Norwalt Design and Productive Plastics work with NJMEP has helped them achieve cost saving and improved sales.