June 2017

Top 5 Benefits of Green Manufacturing
Manufacturers today need to be well-equipped to handle a variety of pressures to improve the effectiveness of their product while simultaneously looking for ways to cut costs. At face value, “going green” might seem like an impossible task for your business, but there are a surprising number of benefits.

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Five Technological Applications Impacting Manufacturing Innovation
“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steven Jobs
A manufacturer can be innovative in various ways beyond the use of technology. Innovation can include the utilization of new business models, the development of new processes and services, and the enhancement of existing products too.

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7 Tips to Reduce Energy Costs
Energy costs can be significant expenses for manufacturers of all shapes and sizes. Your processes may require vast amounts of energy to keep production moving—heating, cooling, lighting and more. Scaling back your energy expenses can improve your bottom line and lead to increased profitability. If you do not have a strategic plan to conserve energy, it is time for action.

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Four More Marketing Action Items for Manufactuers
Are you frustrated with the number of leads in your pipeline? Are you unsatisfied with the lack of brand awareness for your organization? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have opportunities to leverage your marketing efforts

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Manufacturing Views from the Summit
Manufacturing is changing at an extraordinary pace and in unbelievable ways. Recently, the MEP program hosted the 2017 National Summit to provide training and best practice sharing opportunities for the people in our national network who work tirelessly to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

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