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It’s Not Your Grandad’s Factory Anymore: Tech Takes a Front Seat on the Factory Floor

When some people think of manufacturing, they imagine what it once looked like years ago. Since that time, the industry has changed, and it is no longer what is typically perceived. In the past few decades, there have been incredible improvements and technological advances. Frequently one hears,  “America was built on manufacturing,” and those of […]

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Welcoming the “Golden Era:” STEM, the Skills Gap, and Women in Manufacturing

The manufacturing landscape has been fairly dramatic over the past few years. With reshoring becoming a reality and a trend of consequence, conjectures have abounded. Will manufacturing reclaim its stronghold? Will its contribution to the GDP rise? While there are no definitive answers or fool proof estimates, one thing is crystal clear. In order to […]

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The Annual Forecast at Astro Machine Works

2017 is here, and at Astro Machine Works our team is eager to hit the ground running for our customers in the new year. We are starting off strong with all of the enhancements that were implemented in 2016 in place. Today, we have the benefit of a larger space for our assembly, grinding and […]

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Astro Machine Works Makes Strides Throughout 2016

Throughout our three decades of experience, Astro Machine has been committed to strengthening communication with our customers and delivering the highest-quality parts and services. As we enter the holiday season and the year comes to a close, we’d like to take a look back at the strides we’ve made in 2016. We kicked off the […]

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Astro Machine Works Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

The first Friday of every October is National Manufacturing Day. This year it is celebrated on October 7, with over 1,600 events happening across the U.S. The purpose of the day is to showcase modern manufacturing and to get future generations inspired to enter the many fields that make up manufacturing in the U.S. NMD […]

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Competitiveness in American Manufacturing

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Manufacturing creates and produces items on a large scale for a wide variety of industries. For years, there had been a decline in U.S. manufacturing. Today, things are starting to change for the better. It’s estimated that by the year 2020, the U.S. will take the lead spot on the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI). […]

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Maintaining Strong Growth in the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry has seen wide swings of ups and downs over the last few decades. The reshoring effort continues and our industry is growing as a result. But what are the key solutions that help our industry progress in an affirmative direction while digging beyond the surface of reshoring? The experts at Astro are here […]

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New Year, New Opportunities: 4 Manufacturing Trends to Expect for 2015

With the New Year here, now is the time to look back on past challenges and past success—but even more importantly, look ahead toward the future. The manufacturing industry is still seeing continued growth, innovation, and rebirth. U.S. manufacturing is more competitive than ever, and the economy is responding accordingly. But the landscape changes practically […]

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Aging Equipment Could Reverse Manufacturing’s Recovery

There’s a universal fact that all American manufacturers can celebrate: in recent years, the industry has made an incredible comeback. Reshoring steadily continues, while manufacturers of all sizes are making the decision to start from scratch on American soil. Productivity and innovation are at record highs, and the industry is significantly competitive. However, there’s one […]

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Why STEM Education and Building a Skilled Workforce are Crucial

American manufacturing is seeing a major comeback. Small and large companies alike are returning business to U.S. soil and putting real efforts into reshoring. For the first time in a decade, true growth is being seen in the industry, and the Made in the USA slogan inspires pride and promises true quality. There are many […]

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