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Category Archives: Manufacturing

NAFTA Negotiations Enter Final Stages

This week, representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico are meeting in Washington for another round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer has indicated that this may be the final round of negotiations as the administration hopes to present the deal to Congress before November’s midterm elections. As we’ve written…

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Celebrating North Carolina’s Small Businesses

Tomorrow, May 5th, wraps up National Small Business Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurs, employees, patrons, and owners of small businesses across the country and here at home in North Carolina. Small businesses play a huge role in driving North Carolina’s growing economy, but they also face real challenges to starting and growing their operations. From removing regulatory…

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Female Leaders in Manufacturing are Changing the Conversation

Manufacturing is a major contributor to North Carolina’s economy. Employing nearly 11% of our workforce, the manufacturing industry is a growing and exciting field with plenty of opportunities for North Carolinians. But while the industry has evolved drastically to integrate sophisticated technology and cutting-edge innovation, it has failed to shed its antiquated reputation. Younger generations are hesitant to pursue careers…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: McCreary Modern

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. For our final feature of the week, we’re showcasing McCreary Modern’s apprenticeship program.…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: IBM

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Today, we’re highlighting IBM’s apprenticeship program, which launched just last month. IBM has…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Bühler Aeroglide

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Given today’s #WorkReadyWednesday falls during National Apprenticeship Week, we’re continuing our series of…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Caterpillar

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Today, we’re excited to feature Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Wayne Brothers Incorporated

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. On this first day of National Apprenticeship Week, we’re excited to shine a…

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After FERC Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Anti-Growth Groups Target Manufacturing

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is one step closer to providing the reliable delivery of low-cost natural gas supplies to portions of eastern North Carolina after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. As Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, described, “FERC’s approval is…

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, Manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by featuring career opportunities and changing the public perception of manufacturing.…

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