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How to Attract Millennials to Work for Your Manufacturing Business

The skills gap is a well-known, widespread dilemma across the manufacturing industry. Now that the gap is a mainstream problem, what are the steps industry leaders can take to solve it? The next generation can fill the 2.7 million or so manufacturing jobs that will be vacated by retirees within the next ten years, as […]

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Revisiting National Manufacturing Week, October 2nd-6th

Here at Astro Machine Works, we’re excited to be gearing up for National Manufacturing Day. This year National Manufacturing Day is the entire first week of October. The week brings attention to modern-day manufacturing, the many jobs available, and discussions relevant to the industry. National Manufacturing Day 2017 In 2012 there were 240 companies participating […]

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Manufacturers Seek to Mend the Skills Gap

Working in U.S. manufacturing has certain specialized skills compared to other professions; a background in STEM education is helpful in obtaining skills such as instruction in working with machinery and specialized equipment and creative problem-solving skills. A shortage of applicants meeting these qualifications has created a skills gap within the country. Now, many manufacturing companies […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate in Three Years!

Manufacturing is growing in the United States, and doing so at a faster pace than has been seen since 2014. Here at Astro Machine Works, we want to share the good news with our existing and future customers. The 2017 Surge in the U.S. Manufacturing Industry Bloomberg recently reported a 57.7 reading of the Institute […]

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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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