Warning Signs for Global ManufacturingJanuary 7, 2023
The Producer Manufacturing Index is flashing red, globally, showing contraction across the US, China, Japan, Singapore, France, and Germany.
Cleveland Deburring and the Critical Manufacturing Step You Didn’t Know AboutOctober 6, 2022
Deburring is an age-old step in the manufacturing process, and what we would call “the last step in the manufacturing process:" Cleveland Deburring Machine Company details the critical role of deburring in modern manufacturing, and the imperative of maintaining trusted and tailored systems for it.
US Manufacturing Is at a Tipping Point: It’s Time To Realize Making MattersSeptember 23, 2022
Before US manufacturing crosses the Rubicon, the country needs a broad-based consensus that manufacturing matters; with it the foundation for a national manufacturing strategy that both government and the private sector buy into.
Heavy Metal: The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Build America’s SupercarriersSeptember 1, 2022
Unprecedented stressors have created the conditions for new investment in domestic industry and new models for public-private industrial coordination to support it. This excerpt from Michael Fabey’s 2022 Heavy Metal documents one such example, a case of operational success at a time of enormous pain and uncertainty.
Getting in the Semiconductor FightJuly 2, 2022
A global semiconductor strategy, if it could be established, might set the template for how the techno-democracies can compete in today’s industrial era. Emerging industries cannot be pursued by a go-it-alone America. But nor can any be developed without guardrails and a competitive orientation. Welcome to the new globalization.
Want an Energy Revolution? Try Investing in ItApril 24, 2022
The green economy constitutes a multi-trillion dollar market opportunity. It’s also an opportunity for geo-economic power: With appropriate and sufficient investments, a country can maneuver to control tomorrow’s supply chains and manufacturing capacity, and therefore to project influence internationally.
Don’t Forget the Build in Build Back BetterJanuary 12, 2022
American national defense faces a very different threat than it did in when the Defense Production Act was implemented in 1950. But mobilization of domestic production may be even more critical to today’s challenge – and to the future of the United States – than it was seven decades ago.