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Thursday, September 18 2014 @ 04:39 AM CDT
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Newly Created Carts from SIC Marking

Industry NewsIt is exciting to hear and read about new developments in the industry. SIC Marking has developed a new cart that will assist industrial part markers by making their process of marking and transporting industrial parts easier and more trouble-free than ever before. The new carts create a straightforward method of finishing outdoor assignments because the marking system can be more easily taken to the parts since the cart’s wheels are filled with foam to eliminate flat tire problems and the foam handle together with the cart’s weight distribution created by its oversized sections, rigid-based chassis and low center of gravity make getting to the marking job much easier. The cart’s battery will operate with a longer usage life than expected so that the carts can be used without charging on the average task. What a great development for the industrial marking industry! To find out more go to:
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The July USMTC Statistics are in!

Industry NewsThe USMTC statistics shows that the manufacturing industry is up by 108% when compared to 2010 manufacturing sales. Compared to May of this year and May of last year the sales totals are up by 121.3%. Compared to April of this year, May 2011 sales totals were down by a slight 2.6%. In the Northeast region when compared to the sales totals of May of last year, May 2011 sales totals were up 88.4% and the overall current sales total were up by 92.4%. In the Southern region the sales total of May 2011 when compared to May of last years totals were up by 86.4% and the current sales totals up 56.9%. In the Midwest region the sales totals from May of this year were up by 232.6% when compared to last year in May. The current sales totals of the Midwest are up by 168.5%. In the Central region sales total were down by 21.6% in May of this year when compared to April of this year. But, sales were up in the Central region by 83.8% in May of this year when compared to May of last year. The overall sales totals for the Central region were up by 106.6%. In the Western region the sales totals were down by 12.1% in May of this year when compared to April of this year. The sales totals in the Western region were up by 93.9% in May of this year when compared to May of last year. The overall sales totals for the Western region were up by 66.3%. These statistics shows the continuous growth of the industry, and I hope it continues to progress!
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More Info on Post-Eastec and Personal Fabrication

Industry NewsOver ten thousand manufacturers visited the Eastec show in West Springfield, Massachusetts this year. The Eastern States Exposition better known as the Eastec show brought together manufacturers from all around the world, especially those located in the eastern states. New products, equipment, and machinery were showcased. The Eastec show will return in 2013 in a couple of years. Next year the Eastec show will not be available but in its place SME is introducing a brand new show titled MFG 4. The new show will happen on May 8-10, 2012, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This show will emphasize a special focus on four major industries that will make a big difference now and in future years to come. These four major industries are: aerospace, defense, medical and energy. It is predicted that those four major areas will make an important impact on manufacturing and industrial businesses.
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The United States Department of Commerce Recognizes Manufacturers

Industry NewsManufacturers are being recognized by the United States Department of Commerce. Twenty-seven businesses were honored for their magnificent exporting practices. Those manufacturers have assisted the United States with economic gain by exporting their goods and making good business decisions. Not only have those businesses assisted themselves in profit gain but also they are providing financial stability to the United States government and the economy. Those manufacturers have provided products to support a healthy lifestyle for individuals, generate jobs that will help the United States economy, and have invested money in research and development. Those three characteristics have been the main keys that those manufacturers utilized to maintain a successful exporting business. Those are the reasons why they have been recognized for their achievements. The United States government has a website that will assist companies whom are looking to enter the market of exporting goods and services. The website that companies who are interested can use is:, read blog below for further information.
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June U.S. Manufacturing Technology Consumption Statistics!

Industry NewsThe USMTC statistics that were released on June 13, 2011 has given us recent numbers on sales in the industry. The manufacturing technology consumption is up by 105.3% for this year, when compared to last years totals. The total sales recorded were down by 21% from last March. But, compared to April of 2010 the sales percentage were up 74.9%. In the Northeast region, the sales were down by 24.8% from March through April of this year, but they were up 93.3% compared to last year. In the Southern region, the sales were up by 12.8% from March through April of this year, but they were up by 49.7% compared to last year. In the Midwest region, the sales were down by 39.5% from March through April of this year, but they were up by 156.7 compared to last year. In the Central region, the sales were down by 5% from March through April of this year, but they were up by 112.6% compared to last year. In the Western region, the sales were down by 10.1% from March through April of this year, but they were up by 61.5% compared to last year. These statistics have shown that April was a harder month for sales than March. But, compared to 2010 we are still in great shape and the industry overall is much more successful this year!
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Post-Eastec and Devastation of Tornadoes

Industry NewsThe Eastern States Exposition better known as Eastec was a success! A variety of Exhibitors and Attendees were very impressed with the turn out! Many Exhibitors obtained leads for new business (as the attendees stopped by), spoke to current customers face-to-face, and also met with other Exhibitors that were potential business prospects. The mixture of businesspersons included Engineers, Foremans, Owner, Marketing Managers, and many others. There were Exhibitors whom introduced new products and machinery, these companies were put in the spotlight by having a red signs on the floor in front of their booths that said "new products". People like finding out about the next best thing, especially when it comes to technology, therefore these new products provided much of what people in the industry wanted. This show was held in West Springfield, MA from May 17-19, 2011. On Tuesday May 17th after the show, SME made a special announcement of a new show being introduced in Hartford, CT, the new show was titled MFG 4. This information provides many incentives to attend this outstanding show the next time around!

Our prayers go out to the people involved in the recent devastation of the Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, & Arkansas.
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Investing in New Technologies

Industry NewsInvesting in smartphones, iPads, and other new communication technologies can be valuable in the success of any business. For example, new technology enables the communication process throughout a company to enhance. Therefore, communication done with new technology allows businesses to speed up their decision-making process as well. Many companies struggle with meeting deadlines and get things done within certain time limits, so new communication technology can assist them tremendously. Also, these new technologies can provide support to business professionals, for example there are several functions provided for the purpose of keep individuals organized, for instance: the personal organizers, calendar reminders, and much more. Moreover, large documents can be sent from these devices to co-workers, this is especially important when business professionals have to be out of the office, on business trip, or are trying to meet deadlines. These devices also include a variety of applications to better fit the needs of each business professional. iPads basically serve the same similar benefits as a laptop, besides they have some qualities that can be considered more advance. For example, iPads have long lasting batteries, the size is smaller and easy to carry in a briefcase, you can do various task all at once, and the products operates at a pretty nice speed. With the benefits provided from new technology many firms may find that these devices can be well worth the investment.
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AmCon Denver, Colorado Show

Industry NewsThe AmCon Denver, Colorado show is less than a week away. This show includes a variety of manufacturers, also suppliers of contract manufacturing. Some have quoted that this show includes “more engineers than any other show”; there will be OEM Engineers and many others. Industrial Machine Trader will have publications available at this show for attendees to view and acquire. Do not miss the chance to speak with buyers at this show who are looking for job shops as well as numerous other industrial related prospects. At this show not only do the exhibitors’ benefit, but attendees benefit as well. Attendees have a mixture of options to choose for their products, they can view actual parts provided by OEMs. Attendees can have discussions with management from certain companies about possible business projects, which can help them obtain the mission in which they are trying to achieve. This moderate size show gives the attendees and exhibitors more personalized time to communicate and discuss important business endeavors.
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Expansions and Rapid Growth in Manufacturing

Industry NewsIt is important to respect your competitors, yet you are competing against them with your product or service. It is okay to elaborate what assets your company provides over the competition to your customers, but make sure this is completed in a professional manner that does not disrespect your competition. Always be humble and you will constantly come out on top, lowering yourself to a shameful position will only make you look bad. It is always okay to state facts about your product or service, therefore focus on the advantages of your product/service instead of your competitor’s disadvantages. Some economists are expecting 2011 to be the ultimate come back year for Manufacturers. Customer’s spending is expected to increase because of certain tax cuts that were provided from our government body. Exporting is expected to increase as well; the exporting of additional goods will bring increased revenue for Manufacturers who are investing in the international business market. Manufacturers will be able to use the increase revenue to invest back into their businesses in order to upgrade their product or services, which also could give them a competitive or absolute advantage over their competitors.
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New Discoveries in Industrial Technology

Industry NewsEach year brings new and improved technology. However, some are trying to hold on to those long-established habits, by resisting the new technology. For the most part new technology is brilliant, this means original method to reinvent your products and service. Industrial Color Software provides their new Global editing functions. This technique has been used in the recent movie, “I Am Number Four” directed by D. J. Caruso. Besides that, the Industrial & Business Products Show in Springfield, MO is occurring April 6-7, 2011. This show is less than a month away, so all who are interested should prepare now. This show is intended for meeting with supplier, acquiring product information, the buying and selling of product and services, comparing and contrasting related products, and much more!
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