Author: cdhembri

From zippers to glass, shortages of basic goods hobble U.S. economy

For Lauren Rash, it’s the little things that have snarled production at her tent factory here, like the many shades of black Velcro.

Her company, Diamond Brand, just launched a new line of high-end wall tents called the Liminal, thick with vents and fasteners demanded by discerning campers. But that means using lots of Velcro. And that’s a problem, because black Velcro comes in many shades, depending on the type of raw plastic resin used to make it.

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MNC Network and Community Forum

The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is launching a new program called, “MNC Network and Community Forum” as a part of the MNC Network. This monthly virtual MNC Network Event is an open forum event that...

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