Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 1/15/2016

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The Solar Industry Now Employs More People Than The Oil Industry

“There are now more job opportunities in solar energy than in the oil and gas industry, the nonprofit Solar Foundation announced on Jan. 12. The organization’s sixth annual National Solar Jobs Census found that 208,859 people were employed in the solar industry in the United States in 2015, compared to 187,200 people in the oil and gas industry.”
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5,000 American Manufacturers Joined Brooklyn-Based Collective Last Year

“A collective of American manufacturers last year more than doubled in size, by adding 5,000 independent manufacturers to its site. The collective, Maker’s Row, has more than 40,000 active brands on its site, and is part of a trend of low-volume manufacturing taking root in Brooklyn.”

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Soleo Communications Plans To Add 20 To 30 Area Jobs

“Soleo Communications Inc. plans to add 20 to 30 jobs locally, bringing its total staff to 100 by end of the first quarter, company officials said Thursday.”
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AMRI Partners With Center For Nanomedicine Research On Co-Marketing Deal

“In its second deal with a Buffalo organization, Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) has signed a collaboration agreement with the New York Center for Nanomedicine Research (NYCNMR) to co-market their nanotechnology services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.”
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What Is World Class Manufacturing And How Do You Measure It?

“As I’ve said before, U.S. manufacturing leadership can gripe about the playing field not being level while they watch foreign manufacturers continue to eat into their market share in this country. The ultimate outcome will range from a shrinking market share in the U.S. and/or one day going out of business; OR, the alternative—we must become good enough to compete. That’s World Class.”
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A 3D-Printing Roving Robot Could Repair Potholes

“In the future, your local public works department might use a small, wheeled robot to repair potholes on city streets—assuming this recent Harvard graduate’s idea gets funded.”

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