Category: Manufacturing

Advancing In Manufacturing (AIM)/EFSC Manufacturing Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting: 5/4/17

ATTENTION: Manufacturing Industry Representatives, Educational Partners and Community Stakeholders You’re invited to the the next AIM meeting. WHEN:  Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHERE:  Bayside High School, 1901 Degroodt Road Southwest, Palm Bay, FL 32908 WHAT:  Quarterly Manufacturing Sector Strategy meeting with industry initiatives updates REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aim-efsc-manufacturing-advisory-council-spring-meeting-working-together-to-build-a-talent-pipeline-registration-33315331052 Program Highlights:  Building […]

SpaceX launch marks Florida region’s rebirth as a more diverse aerospace economy

Launch pad 39A … has been refurbished by commercial launch company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX…The pad’s rebirth illustrates the economic rebound of Florida’s Space Coast as it transitions to a more diverse aerospace economy with a significant commercial sector, from one powered by government investment dating back to the Kennedy administration. Of the […]

Florida Remains First in Manufacturing

We received some very exciting news this week. For the eighth month in a row, Florida is again leading the nation in creating new manufacturing jobs. In the last year, Florida added almost 12,000 new jobs in the manufacturing industry, the most of any state across the country. What an accomplishment for our state! Florida’s […]

OneWeb Satellites bringing 250 jobs to Space Coast

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor and Governor Rick Scott helped break ground on OneWeb’s new satellite manufacturing facility in Brevard County’s Exploration Park. OneWeb is bringing 250 new high-wage manufacturing jobs to the area.  OneWeb, which was founded by technology entrepreneur and former Google executive Greg Wyler, will design, build and launch […]

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required

When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening test geared toward a ninth-grade education. “In our factories, […]

With Innovation in Mind, Embraer Turns to the Tech Industry

As part of the push to boost innovation, Embraer is forming a Global Business Center at its U.S. headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, connected to the company’s engineering departments in São José dos Campos, Brazil, as new aircraft are imagined. “A major transformation is unfolding worldwide, and it has been accelerated by the evolution of artificial […]

Boomers and millennials, economic stability and instability; yes, all this diversity can work at work

Most of us tend to be rather quick to categorize, even stereotype, our co-workers by their age and habits. Many baby boomers and millennials, however, are successfully collaborating in the workplace, mixing the potential that comes with high expectations and self-confidence. On the one hand, we have team-oriented millennials who often communicate in small snippets […]

How to Use Proven Happiness Principles to Improve Quality Management

In Shawn Achor’s bestselling book The Happiness Advantage, he describes how the traditional idea that success leads to happiness is completely backwards. He tells us that in reality, it’s happiness that breeds success. Throughout the book, he points to endless numbers of studies showing that everyone from financial managers to factory employees perform better when […]

High School Is Where Manufacturing Careers Start in Delaware

“Team work was what they tried to instill. I was sort of on an assembly line but not really. Everyone had their own goal. It was pretty cool. I was the one to begin the assembly and it was a $250,000 product. I always wanted to do engineering, but I didn’t know what it was. […]

Craig Technologies Wins Contract to Support NASA in Specialized Engineering, Aeronautics and Manufacturing

Craig Technologies was awarded a subcontract to support AMERICAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION on the NASA Specialized Engineering, Aeronautics and Manufacturing (SEAM) Prime Contract. Craig will be providing aerospace avionics engineering, electrical system design and development, and software engineering support. The NASA SEAM contract will provide a wide range of engineering services and solutions to design, develop, […]