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Challenges and Solutions for Manufacturing in North Carolina

The Institute for Emerging Issues followed up its 2013 Emerging Issues Forum, @Manufacturing Works, with a year of investigating the challenges and opportunities modern manufacturing has for North Carolina by co-hosting local manufacturing community forums in 15 counties.  IEI released its findings from these forums this week in a report titled "North Carolina's Manufacturing Future: Community-Level Challenges, Solutions and Action."

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It’s Time to Prepare for Severe Weather Safety

With the end of winter and the beginning of spring upon us, severe weather safety can be a concern. Read about resources that can help you and your company stay secure when the winds blow wild!

by Wendy Laing | Read More

Voluntary Protection Programs

Employers that have achieved a comprehensive safety and health management system can be recognized officially by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.

by Jonathan Borntrager | Read More

Ready to Make Some Innovative Semiconductors?

Innovative electronics firms may want to get involved with the Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered at NC State.

by Gray Rinehart | Read More

Manufacturing and the Big Game

One of the best commercials during the "Big Game" emphasized whether it is possible to make a high quality consumer product, in this country, with domestic-sourced raw materials and with a talented American workforce.

by Bill Iacovelli | Read More

When Innovation Meets Reality

One of the workforce criticisms lobbed at the students of today is that they learn mostly theory and have little practical, hands-on experience.  Yet the pressure is on schools to perform, with performance metrics coming from testing. How can public schools incorporate real-world projects and problem solving into their curriculum?

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