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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.


Leading Your Business with Cadence

What is the cadence of your leadership within your company? AMBA President Troy Nix posed that question in his keynote presentation at the recent AMBA Chicago Supplier Night.


Machining Is Its Own Outreach, Says Young Engineer

Modern CNC machining technology is so distinct from other manufacturing operations that it will attract and draw in the people best able to fill the machining-related positions of the future.


The Next Industrial Revolution is Here

Many people think that Industrial Revolutions are firmly in the past, that there’s nothing that significant on the horizon for manufacturing like there was at the turn of the last century. But they would be wrong.


CNN Reports on Students Who Are “Paid to Go to College”

“This is so much more than a ticket through college—this is your life,” says a student quoted in the news network’s report on CNC machining apprenticeships.


Kids, Machines and Manufacturing Days

Students from a dozen Chicago area high schools toured GF Machining Solutions’ front office, warehouse and demonstration center during its Manufacturing Days event.


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