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MFG Day 2021

Manufacturing is the backbone of this country. From Carnegie and his steel to the production of furniture, textiles and cars, the revolution of non-perishable foods, our phones, laptops and the equipment that supports that infrastructure, there is very little in our...

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.

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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