Manufacturing has been a big topic in the news lately! Good news came when the one-year tax extender package was passed by the House in December. We’re still waiting for news that it will be passed by Congress as well.
U.S. manufacturing is on track to have a good year in 2015. According to the Wall Street Journal, manufacturing is thriving with factory activity on the rise from 56.6 in September to 59 currently. The industry also has increased hiring, encouraging consumers to spend more, which also leads to more hiring with higher consumer demand.
Mary Baldwin College (MBC) launched a new initiative, Advanced Achievement for Minority Women, to advocate for more minority women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. MBC will provide scholarships, research opportunities and travel to professional conferences. President Obama stated that he wanted businesses to look in the US for employees, which means we need to maintain a strong focus on STEM education.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has taken a step into the world of additive manufacturing with the launch of their new 3D printer, Multi Jet Fusion 3D. As one of the largest companies to break into 3D printing, HP is now expected to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry.
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