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  Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing
Manufacturers’ agents or manufacturers’ representatives are self-employed sales workers or independent firms who contract their services to all types of manufacturing companies.
Manufacturers’ agents or manufacturers’ representatives might sell several complementary products made by different manufacturers and, thus, take a broad approach to their customers’ business.
Employment of sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014, primarily because of continued growth in the variety and number of goods to be sold.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos119.htm   (2348 words)

 AIM Manufacturing Videos and virtual factory tours
If you've ever wondered how things are made - products like candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles - or if you've been interested in manufacturing processes, like forging, casting, or injection molding, then you've come to the right place.
It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video.
We are able to cover only a small number of products and processes, but we believe it will give you a good introduction to the world of manufacturing.
manufacturing.stanford.edu   (231 words)

  Adobe Enterprise solutions: Manufacturing
Competitive pressures require manufacturers to continually develop new revenue streams, reduce costs, and increase the pace of innovation.
Adobe helps manufacturers leverage their existing investments in enterprise systems — and harness the power of business-critical information in these systems.
Improve the flow of information across all your manufacturing processes and easily share 3D designs with everyone on the team anywhere in the world.
www.adobe.com /go/gntray_ind_manufacturing   (336 words)

  Industry at a Glance: Manufacturing
Average hourly earnings of production workers in manufacturing were $16.80 in 2006, very near the average of $16.76 for production and nonsupervisory workers in all private industry.
In 2005, there were 393 fatal occupational injuries in manufacturing and 895,900 nonfatal injuries and illnesses, according to data from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program.
The nonfatal injuries and illnesses incidence rate was 6.3 per 100 full-time workers in manufacturing and 4.6 per 100 full-time workers in all private industry.
www.bls.gov /iag/manufacturing.htm   (550 words)

  Helena Chemical Company - Manufacturing
Today, Helena's manufacturing division continues to serve the company's expanding product needs, as well as the formulation and packaging needs of a growing number of basic suppliers through our toll manufacturing operations.
Since we are responsible corporate citizens in the areas where we conduct manufacturing operations, we are obligated to do everything possible to protect the safety of our employees, the nearby community and the environment.
As this business expands, our manufacturing plants are in a continual process of upgrading equipment and processes to stay ahead of the technological curve.
www.helenachemical.com /manufacturing.html   (394 words)

 Mending manufacturing
This belated attention is welcome, although manufacturing's troubles began well before the onset of the 2001 recession (and may well have been a major factor in causing it) and have accelerated since.
Manufacturing has borne the brunt of the recent recession and post-recession job losses; 90% of total job losses since March 2001 have been in the manufacturing sector.
As the hemorrhaging job loss in manufacturing is stemmed, a number of problems that were exacerbated over the last six years could be profitably addressed through policy initiatives, especially regarding the negotiation and enforcement of trade agreements (including internationally recognized labor standards), legacy costs, pension reform, health care cost containment, and skills enhancement.
www.epinet.org /content.cfm/briefingpapers_bp144   (4025 words)

 Shifting blame for manufacturing job loss: Effect of rising trade deficit shouldn't be ignored
The decline of manufacturing as a share of total GDP over the past 30 years is often highlighted as evidence of a long-term trend away from consumer and business demand for manufacturing output.
Given that much of the manufacturing industry's distress is caused by events and policies outside its own control (i.e., the overvalued dollar), it seems appropriate for policy makers to lend support to the manufacturing industry.
Demand for manufactured goods would have to be extraordinarily unresponsive to price changes (or, in the jargon, to have a very low price elasticity of demand) to not compensate in a significant way for the rapid productivity increases in generating employment.
www.epinet.org /content.cfm/briefingpapers_bp149   (3846 words)

 Death of Manufacturing
U.S. manufacturing is in a death spiral, and it is not a natural death.
With American manufacturing thus encouraged, we would soon produce ourselves the guns and ships to defend the republic and the necessities of our national life so we could stand alone against the world.
Free trade is the murderer of manufacturing and the primrose path to the loss of national sovereignty and the end of our independence.
www.amconmag.com /08_11_03/cover.html   (3182 words)

 Nanotechnology: Overview of Current Research
Molecular manufacturing is the use of programmable chemistry to build exponential manufacturing systems and high-performance products.
Because manufacturing and prototyping are the same process, a successful prototype design could immediately be distributed for widespread use.
Molecular manufacturing can be self-contained and clean; a single packing crate or suitcase could contain all equipment required for a village-scale industrial revolution.
www.crnano.org /overview.htm   (1463 words)

 Advanced Manufacturing - Home Page
The 2007 Canada Manufacturing Study — conducted by Advanced Manufacturing magazine and the Manufacturing Performance Institute — explored how Canadian manufacturers are responding to these trends by measuring metrics, strategies and practices in five categories: Plant Profile, Human Resources, Operations, Supply Chain, and Capacity/Equipment/IT.
Side-by-side, the numbers revealed that Canadian and American manufacturers not only faced the same challenges, they were using the same tactics, strategies and technologies to succeed.
If you are a Canadian-based manufacturing professional directly involved in managing, sourcing, implementing, or using advanced manufacturing technology, then you might qualify for a *FREE subscription to the print version of our award-winning magazine.
www.advancedmanufacturing.com   (347 words)

 MAMTC - productivity, profitability and success in business
Manufacturers face increasing demands and unprecedented competition in today's global market.
MAMTC is dedicated to helping manufacturers face these challenges.
MAMTC provides manufacturing expertise to companies throughout Kansas to improve productivity, profitability and overall business performance.
www.mamtc.com   (44 words)

 Manufacturing Sourcing-Custom China Factory-Direct Manufacturing
We offer professional, low-cost manufacturing sourcing to everyone from small businesses needing hundreds of products to large companies needing hundreds of thousands of items.
Since our factories also produce for the very quality-conscious Japanese market, you can be assured that we will manufacture your products to the highest quality standards in factories that provide the best manufacturing available.
However, Manufacturing Sourcing has the specialized experience, connections and manufacturing base to bring you all the advantages of Asian manufacturing, at the lowest possible price, without the difficulties of manufacturing overseas.
www.manufacturingsourcing.com   (295 words)

 Six Sigma and LEAN Manufacturing Training in Michigan - (MMTC)
Assisting Michigan small and midsize manufacturers to be globally competitive.
With our broad range of manufacturing expertise and implementation of proven solutions, we can tailor an approach to meet your specific company needs.
The Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County is hosting its 2nd Annual St. Clair County Manufacturers Expo at the Thomas Edison Inn on Thursday, November 1st from 9:00 a.m.
www.mmtc.org   (189 words)

 MEP Source for Manufacturers
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a nationwide network of resources transforming manufacturers to compete globally, supporting greater supply chain integration, and providing access to technology for improved productivity.
MEP is now offering the first scientifically-based service to help manufacturers significantly grow their businesses.
This article is an example of the MEP strategy and focus on technology.
www.mep.nist.gov   (135 words)

 Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
Molecular manufacturing is a future technology that will allow us to build large objects to atomic precision, quickly and cheaply, with virtually no defects.
IMM is sponsoring several new projects in molecular nanotechnology, including theoretical feasibility; demonstration of key milestones; molecular manufacturing safeguards; and nanomedicine applications and book series.
The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing is pleased to support the completion of Volumes IIB and III of Nanomedicine
www.imm.org   (310 words)

 Manufacturing News - Topix
Manufacturing news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Bucyrus International, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of mining equipment, is setting up its India operations headquarters here as the firm scouts for an abandoned facility in West Bengal to...
I edit the Manufacturing News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /business/manufacturing   (0 words)

 WetFeet.com >
The universe of manufacturing includes the galaxies of aerospace and defense, automobile and transportation, chemicals and metals, consumer goods, electronics and high tech, industrial and farm equipment, and medical and biotech.
While manufacturing has gotten short shrift in recent years with the rise of the service economy and the information economy, it still occupies an undeniably large piece of the American psyche and a very real place in the heart of American business.
Within each manufacturing segment—motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts, aerospace and defense, electronics and scientific equipment, medical equipment, industrial and farm equipment, consumer durable goods, chemicals, and good old-fashioned conglomerates—are handfuls of Fortune 500 companies, making the final tally of companies within the industry a large one.
www.wetfeet.com /Content/Industries/Manufacturing.aspx   (355 words)

 Baker Hughes Centrilift Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Testing
Centrilift’s primary manufacturing plants are located at its headquarters in Claremore, Oklahoma, including the pump and variable speed drive plant and the cable manufacturing facility.
Similar to the headquarters manufacturing facility, the cable plant underwent an expansion in late 1997, increasing manufacturing space to 20,726 square meters (223,092.8 square feet).
The cable manufacturing facility is second to none in the industry, combining state-of-the-art equipment and computerized test facilities to develop a wide range of cable products for a variety of applications.
www.bakerhughes.com /centrilift/about/manufacturing.htm   (404 words)

 Bearing the Brunt: Manufacturing Job Loss in the Great Lakes Region, 1995-2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because productivity was higher in manufacturing than in other sectors of the economy, in 2004, manufacturing accounted for a higher share of gross state product than its share of employment, both nationwide and in six of the seven states in the Great Lakes manufacturing belt.
The 13 metropolitan areas where manufacturing employment peaked between 1995 and 1997 saw an average 26.8 percent decline in manufacturing employment between 1995 and 2005.
Although not all manufacturing jobs can or should be saved, a combination of trade, health care, and economic and workforce development policies can help to retain and expand employment in high-productivity manufacturing in the United States.
www.brookings.edu /metro/mei/20060727_manufacturing.htm   (588 words)

 Manufacturing contracts, construction spending falls - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WASHINGTON — A continued free fall in the housing market and an unexpectedly sharp slowdown in manufacturing are raising doubts about the strength of the economy — and the direction of Federal Reserve policy.
While the manufacturing slump has been led by a slowdown in the auto sector, the slump in housing is hurting wood products and appliance makers.
While they expect manufacturing to remain soft in the near term, they foresee a rebound by mid-2007.
www.usatoday.com /money/economy/2006-12-01-ism-construction_x.htm   (496 words)

 Manufacturing Engineering Fact Sheet
By its official professional definition, manufacturing occurs when the shape, form or properties of a material are altered in a way that adds value.
Manufactured goods are everywhere-aircraft structures, machinery, electronics, medical devices, automobile parts, household products, toys, textiles and clothing, cans and bottles-virtually everything we use.
Every day of their working careers, manufacturing engineers are called upon to design a process or a system or to solve a problem.
www.ndsu.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/eng_arch/manuf.shtml   (1019 words)

 Building Blue-Collar … Burgers?, Bush Report: Fast Food Work A Form Of Manufacturing? - CBS News
According to a White House report, new manufacturing jobs might be as close as your nearest drive-thru.
Manufacturing is defined by the Census Bureau as work involving employees who are "engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products."
Instead, it concludes that the fuzziness of the manufacturing definition is problematic, because policies — like, for example, a tax credit for manufacturers — may miss their target if the definition is overly broad or narrow.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/02/20/politics/main601336.shtml   (919 words)

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