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These are a Few of My Favorite Things…That I May Not Be Able to Get this Holiday Season

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and I am rubbing my hands together in glee, anticipating turkey, dressing, a zillion sides, maybe a slice of pie or cake if I have room. And the next few weeks are packed with holidays. Maybe you’ll celebrate with the lights from a tree twinkling brightly in the background and presents piled underneath. 

Wait…what? It might be difficult to have all of that? All of my favorites? Any of them? But why?

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Supply Chain Solutions Webinar

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) participated in a discussion on supply chain solutions for small and medium-sized manufacturers, such as Supplier Scouting and supply chain optimization. Learn directly from...

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MFGCON 21 Postponed

After careful consideration and deliberation and listening to feedback from our clients, we have made the strategic decision to postpone our annual manufacturing conference, MFGCON 21. We want to hold the conference at a time where hopefully the chances of COVID-19 transmission are reduced. The new dates are March 24-25, 2022.

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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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