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What You Put Out There Comes Back to You

Surely there is truth in this headline. I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes and recently witnessed it again when I participated with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division as its Mold Maker of the Year Award was presente...


VIDEO: Molds, Michigan and Mike Rowe?

I cannot tell a lie. I was beyond thrilled to finally see Mike Rowe acknowledge moldmaking in his quest to promote the value of manufacturing to this country.


Crossing the Skills Gap One Student at a Time

Every year, thousands of high school and college students who are enrolled in public career and technical programs make their way to the SkillsUSA national-level championships to compete for scholarships and awards. These students are the best in th...


Young Folks Spend a Day at a Machine Shop

It's hard to have conversations with young people about manufacturing if they have never been in a shop. Luckily, MMS editor Derek Korn recently got a chance to take some millennials to a nearby advanced machine shop. Read their impressions followin...


Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Students at Northern Maine Community College's Precision Machining Program receive valuable real-world CNC experience and other manufacturing training.


Let the Games and Trash Talk Begin!

Like the Chicago Chapter of the AMBA, the West Michigan Chapter is stepping up its game and will hold its first Supplier Night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 29.


From Marines to Manufacturers, Ready to Work

I know from personal experience early in my post-university years that veterans of our military often do not have enough highly-sought-after skills to find a good job once they are honorably discharged. Introducing Workshops for Warriors.


Leading Your Industry: Chicago AMBA Sets the Pace

Today, I’m writing about leading our industry and how the AMBA’s Chicago Chapter continues to set the pace as it works to engage the next generation of makers.


Student Video Contest Promotes Manufacturing Education

Teams of students recently visited local manufacturers not just to educate themselves, but to produce educational videos for their peers, parents and students.


Video: Update on Cardinal Manufacturing

State legislators produced this video promoting the Wisconsin high school shop program run as a for-profit business. See the shop for yourself at an open house May 18.


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