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Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

Category: Business Sep 21, 2021

More than likely, you do! If your business has fewer than 500 employees, then you probably qualify for this special tax break that could potentially eliminate your payroll tax and give you an influx of needed cash. If your business was not able to operate in a way comparable to pre-COVID times, then you’ll want to read on. Don’t leave thousands of dollars on the table.

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7 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Manufacturing Technology

7 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Manufacturing Technology

Category: Business Sep 10, 2021

Managing a modern manufacturing operation today means staying current on the transformative technologies that can help you be more agile. Here’s how teams can track and share information, plus the essential podcasts and email newsletters focused on the latest technologies transforming the industry.

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Summer Sizzle

Summer Sizzle

Category: Business Aug 5, 2021

The (economic) heat is on, according to AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s summer outlook. AMT’s experts crunched the numbers, identified trends, and highlighted potential pitfalls during a recent webinar. Here are five takeaways from the informative session.

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Succession Planning: An Out-of-the-Box option

Succession Planning: An Out-of-the-Box option

Category: Business Jul 8, 2021

Find out how one CEO implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP to spur innovation, collaboration, and growth to benefit the employees and their customers—all while doubling their sales in five years.

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From Blooming to Booming

From Blooming to Booming

Category: Business Jul 6, 2021

AMT’s recent economic webinar featured Mark Killion with Oxford Economics. He shared the many positive economic indicators — and the few potential pitfalls — to look out for in the final quarter of 2021 and into 2022.

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The End of the Rainbow - Manufacturing Technology in the 2020s

The End of the Rainbow - Manufacturing Technology in the 2020s

Category: Business Jun 14, 2021

Internationally respected demographer Ken Gronbach predicts that the United States and the Americas will excel culturally and economically in the post-pandemic era. He predicts advanced manufacturing will expand abundantly — and soon. Listen to his 40-minute IMTS spark presentation. Here’s a sneak peek.

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U.S.A. - Great for Manufacturing Businesses

U.S.A. - Great for Manufacturing Businesses

Category: Business Feb 18, 2021

What are favorable conditions for manufacturing businesses? The answer hits close to home. Read highlights from a new study that ranks the United States fifth among 16 other major manufacturing exporting nations. With high labor costs, find out how low secondary costs boost America’s standing. 

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Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Building Successful Manufacturing Partnerships for the Future

Category: Business Feb 8, 2021

The more complex the global marketplace becomes, the more attractive the idea of partnership is to many companies. Companies typically enter partnerships to seek benefits they cannot access themselves, and they seek partners for several reasons, including access to complementary capabilities, greater financial strength, access to new markets, to pool resources, or to reduce risk.

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The Industrial Base and National Security

The Industrial Base and National Security

Category: Business Jan 12, 2021

In addition to being an engine of economic power and a source of innovation that benefits the entire nation, manufacturing is critical to national security. Innovative new technologies and processes in manufacturing increase productivity, enable new products, and create new industries. Manufacturing is also among the highest-paying sectors of the economy. 

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Knowledge is Power—and Profit

Knowledge is Power—and Profit

Category: Business Jan 5, 2021

What happens to institutional knowledge when key employees walk out the door? It disappears—potentially taking your productivity and your profits with it. Learn how to develop a knowledge preservation plan and discover practical steps to make it work for your company.

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Your Holiday MT Software Guide

Your Holiday MT Software Guide

Category: Business Nov 9, 2020

Careful evaluation and right-sizing your CAD/CAM system is essential in optimizing your business’s automation, efficiency, connectivity, and precision. To help you meet this challenge, IMTS spark is showcasing the world of custom automation and the latest innovations in software.  
Live Demo - Make the Switch to 3D in Fusion 360
November 12 at 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Central – Coming tomorrow!

 

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Eight Tips to OPTIMIZE your Operation During the COVID Pause

Eight Tips to OPTIMIZE your Operation During the COVID Pause

Category: Business Nov 4, 2020

OPTIMIZE = Optimize operations. Purchase locally. Train your staff. Invest in new technology. Monitor efficiency. Innovate. Zoom calls. Execute on the data. An expert with 40 years of experience in the machine tool industry shares his thoughts on improving competitiveness.

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Marketing Now: New World, New Rules

Marketing Now: New World, New Rules

Category: Business Sep 8, 2020

You’ve faced undercutting competition and over-demanding customers. You’ve seen market highs and product fails. But this is bananas. Here are two guiding principles to help revamp your marketing.

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Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment

Category: Business Jul 27, 2020

The United States is consistently ranked as the top destination for foreign direct investment. A major portion of that investment is in the manufacturing sector. As the world responds to the pandemic by adopting more nationalist policies and deglobization accelerates, the inflow of FDI is expected to significantly decrease. 

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 Green is Good for Business

Green is Good for Business

Category: Business Jun 25, 2020

More than a quarter of manufacturers are now known as “Social Supers,” meaning they are dedicated to improving the environment and the world, according to Deloitte’s 2020 Manufacturing Industry Outlook. 

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Manufacturing’s Time to Shine

Manufacturing’s Time to Shine

Category: Business Jun 19, 2020

Within minutes of the California and Illinois stay-at-home orders, auto customers called Aneesa Muthana, CEO of Pioneer Service Inc., a precision manufacturer in Addison, Ill., to cancel or postpone orders, while medical customers called to check on existing orders, expand orders, and even place new ones. 

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Five Tips to Boost Your Company’s Resilience

Five Tips to Boost Your Company’s Resilience

Category: Business Apr 22, 2020

Managing a business requires confident leadership in the face of pressure. It's easy to feel uncertain during the pandemic, but what can we do about it? Here are five ideas to foster a resilient business.

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Care and Feeding for Entrepreneurs

Care and Feeding for Entrepreneurs

Category: Business Jan 31, 2020

During a recent interview with Steve Miller, marketing consultant and best-selling author John Jantsch explained that one of the biggest surprises for him while researching his new book—The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur—was how relevant the historic passages were to the problems our country faces today. 

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IMTS Spring Economic Outlook: Approaching the Shallow

IMTS Spring Economic Outlook: Approaching the Shallow

Category: Business Jun 12, 2019

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper may be far from the shallow, but manufacturing technology orders are not. AMT Chief Knowledge Officer Pat McGibbon has forecasted a shallow downturn beginning this summer and lasting 15-16 months. He outlines bright spots for opportunity and how disruptive technologies may alleviate manufacturing productivity challenges.

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Five Tips to Make Diversity & Inclusion Work

Five Tips to Make Diversity & Inclusion Work

Category: Business May 8, 2019

As the demand for qualified manufacturing workers intensifies, D&I is no longer just a human resources issue; it is a business imperative. Research shows that companies with diverse workforces are more innovative and perform better financially. PwC and The Manufacturing Institute detail concrete steps that manufacturers can take to start or improve a D&I culture.

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