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Encore Wire CEO Jones Announces $30M Texas Expansion

Following in the footsteps of Kohls, Toyota and several other organizations that have either moved to Texas or expanded their operations there, Encore Wire Corporation President and CEO Daniel Jones announced that the company, which is celebrating 25 years in the McKinney, Texas community, will invest more than $30 million to expand its manufacturing facilities and provide more than 125 new jobs in the Texas town.

Lynn Russo Whylly CEOs in the News , Manufacturing July 30 2014

Developing Your Future Smart Workforce

How CEOs are solving the shortage of young, skilled workers threatening manufacturing gains.

William J. Holstein HR/Employee Strategies July 28 2014

Healing the Pain Points of Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants. “The trick is to start small by evaluating your current plant to determine where there are problems meeting performance objectives,” explains Don Busiek, general manager of manufacturing software at GE Intelligent Platforms.

Russ Banham Smart Manufacturing July 28 2014

3 Ways Businesses Can Make an Impact in Their Communities

Companies wield a lot of power; particularly in their local communities. They have the means to financially influence people without spending a lot of money and can influence others to do the same.

John Hope Bryant Social Responsibility/Policies July 25 2014

Soldiers to Software Engineers: How One Company Transitioned Heroes Into Corporate America

It’s truly astonishing that many of our most accomplished military veterans will return home to face one more battle: That of successfully transitioning into the civilian workforce. According to the Labor Department, the current unemployment rate for veterans is 6 percent, and 650,000 are jobless.

Joe Cowan HR/Employee Strategies July 25 2014

2014 “Leadership in American Manufacturing” Award

On Day One of the 2014 Smart Manufacturing Summit, May 20th in Peoria, Ill., Chief Executive’s CEO Marshall Cooper presented Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, with the 2014 Leadership in American Manufacturing Award.

ChiefExecutive.net Operations , Smart Manufacturing July 23 2014

Value Creation in the Era of Smart, Connected Products

In 2012, for the first time, the number of devices connected to the Internet surpassed the total number of humans on the planet. By the end of the decade, predictions call for as many as 50 billion smart, connected devices.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing , Technology July 23 2014

Tracking the Pros and Cons of Increasing the Minimum Wage

The social and cultural drumbeat for higher minimum wages is picking up volume, but CEOs and business owners may want to listen to their own drummers on this issue.

Dale Buss HR/Employee Strategies July 18 2014

Healing Manufacturing’s Pain Points

Smart manufacturing can heal the pain points bruising many midsize manufacturing plants.

Russ Banham Manufacturing July 15 2014

Making Smart Manufacturing Work

Three veterans offer their experiences, observations and insights on implementing smart manufacturing.

Jennifer Pellet Manufacturing July 15 2014

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