Millheim and Selinsgrove boroughs are starting to save $250,000 in annual energy costs, reaching an anticipated $1 million in savings within five years. This concludes a two-year effort by SEDA-COG’s Energy Resource Center. This project, similar to the successful community-wide project completed in New Berlin in 2013, was primarily funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission…. Read More
Posts by Lauri Moon
IMC’s Lauri Moon accepts a proclamation from Commissioners claiming October 7th Lycoming County Manufacturing Day. Thank you Commissioners R. Jack McKernan, Tony R. Mussare and Richard Mirabito for recognizing the importance of manufacturing in Lycoming County.
(RSM Insight – Tom Windram: 9-30-16) The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit gives companies conducting qualified research the ability to generate a net research tax credit of 13 percent (9.1 percent under an alternative simplified method) of incremental qualified R&D spending* in order to lower their regular tax bill. This credit can result in… Read More
Expert panel discusses value of Manufacturing Day, including the downstream sales chain, and how manufacturing accounts for an estimated 33% of GDP and 33% of employment. (Supply Chain 24/7 – Staff: 10-7-16) To kick off the nationwide celebration of Manufacturing Day today, October 7, an expert panel hosted by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International… Read More
(American Machinist – Robert Brooks: 9-20-16) IMTS 2016 is in the books now, and having spent the better of the past week browsing, listening, and noting to myself, here is a quick analysis of manufacturing and machining industry developments based on ideas promoted by the experts and developers there. We have spent the past five… Read More
Automakers are trying out all kinds of new business models, from rebranding themselves as mobility companies to partnering with obscure start-ups. Can they take it to the bank? (IW – Laura Putre: 9-27-16) Although the U.S. automotive industry saw record sales in 2016, the mood of its leaders right now is low-key, even a bit anguished…. Read More
(C3 Solutions – Gregory Braun: 9-21-16) It’s no secret that tech innovations have become key to the evolution of business processes. Whether born of necessity, to fill a niche need, or developed as a blue-sky invention that business adopts, new technologies power much of the growth and development we see in supply chain operations. But… Read More
IMC’s Lauri Moon accepts a Proclamation by the Centre County Board of Commissioners on September 27th announcing October 7th as Centre County Manufacturing Day. #MFGday16 portion starts at 26:57. To learn more about #MFGday16 visit www.mfgday.com.
(Manufacturing Transformation – Jon Wikstrom: 6-30-16) Do your manufacturing processes still rely on analog or paper-based components? Perhaps now is the time to embrace digitization as a strategy? As you read this article, the manufacturing industry is moving towards a fourth massive revolution. The first came in the 18th century in Britain, when machines started… Read More
(strategy+business – Daniel Gross: 9-7-16) America has a long-running crisis in manufacturing employment. Quite simply, year after year, the number of people employed in making things declines — the figure is down by nearly 5 million since 1996. And in election years like this one, it is common to hear politicians talk about how they… Read More