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There is a Bright Future for 3D Printing

If you haven’t been paying much attention to the advent of 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing—now is the time to do so, as the economies of scale, as well as the opportunities 3D affords, are growing exponentially.

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Safety First: 6 Ways to Build A Culture of Accident Prevention

Based on recent OSHA data, severe workplace injuries happen every day, but a new OSHA study projects that more than 50% of severe work-related injuries in 2015 went unreported. In an effort to increase reporting and thereby reduce accidents, OSHA has issued new guidelines and a 400% increase in the maximum fine for failing to report work-related severe injuries.

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How Companies Can Avoid Increased OSHA Penalties

Penalties levied by OSHA have never been low: Until recently, a serious first-time violation of OSHA workplace health and safety rules cost companies $7,000 and willful and repeat violations brought penalties of $70,000. But new rules that took effect on August 1 have upped the ante, with penalties now totaling $12,600 for the former and $126,000 for the latter, IndustryWeek reported.

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Toyota’s Innovative Manufacturing Facility in Mexico Offers Many Lessons

Toyota is planning construction of an innovative manufacturing facility south of the border. It will be the company's first manufacturing facility to be constructed from the ground up with a revolutionary new car production line that can accommodate multiple models of vehicles.

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The Reshoring Challenge: Why and How CEOs are Moving Jobs Back to America

Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, had a unique ally in his effort to shift hat production from China to Pennsylvania—famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, who, along with other Hollywood stars, was a fan of the company’s Kangol 504 woolen knit cap.

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