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  • Just-in-time Manufacturing Didn’t Cause the Supply Chain Crisis

    I was asked to respond to this article based on my experience with lean, and honestly, this article is not very accurate from my point of view. I see no one in any industry blaming just-in-time (JIT) for supply chain issues. I mean, think about it this way. The whole free-market economy is based on […]

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  • NC Center for Engineering Technology’s Innovation Camps Inspire A New Generation

    Suppose you visit the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) in June and July. In that case, you will encounter eager-bright-eyed elementary, middle and high school-aged children ready to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NCCET, located in Hickory, North Carolina, services a slightly older audience during the other ten months. The […]

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  • Created & Built in Eastern NC

    I’ve spent some time in Raleigh, graduated from NC State and been to all 100 counties in North Carolina but it’s east of I-95, where I was born, grew up, and raised my family. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people and places in Eastern NC that have been there to inspire […]

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  • Emerging Technology Institute Seeking Nominations for the USSOCOM Technical Experimentation Event

    The United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Technical Experimentation Event is coming to North Carolina. The technical event is a unique opportunity for developers to demonstrate their technology and gain insight/perspective in a collaborative environment. This event is held four times a year to identify potential technology solutions, impacts, limitations, and utilities in private businesses […]

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  • North Carolina Manufacturing and ISO

    It was great to hear and see manufacturing in North Carolina! On Thursday, Feb 11th, I went to the Wirthwein manufacturing facility in New Bern, NC, with the regional manager serving eastern North Carolina for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, Alex Easley. We met up with Tony Koonce, who has been the quality/environmental manager with […]

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  • Show Your Computer Some Love: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

    In recognition of National Clean Out Your Computer Day on Monday, Feb 14, 2022, show some love to your computers and digital devices. Set aside some time to delete unnecessary programs, clear out that recycle bin, and perform a full system scan. Regular maintenance of your computer and other devices helps keep you organized, your […]

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  • Is Your Snack Food Made in North Carolina?

    I think there is a football game today. Something like that. And I have a hankering for snack food – the saltier the better.  And with perfect timing, the Census Bureau has provided data on the state of snack food manufacturing in the United States. There are 717 snack food manufacturers in the country, and […]

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