Blogs

AME Announces Its Sponsorship of Manufacturing Day

A number of different national events will take place on Manufacturing Day to highlight manufacturing's impact on the world as well as give a sneak peak into different organizations.  Manufacturing companies and schools will open the door the public and offer tours of their facilities.

Team "Final Cut" Slashes Competition For National Robotics League Title

NRL Program Director Maureen Carruthers boasted that the students had a great time at the competition and were introduced to the world of manufacturing in the 21st century.

Obama Mingles With a Giraffe at 'Maker Faire' to Promote STEM Education and Boost Manufacturing Industries

Today President Barack Obama mingled with a 17-foot electric giraffe. It was towering in the South Lawn of the White House as a symbol of innovation at the White House's first "Maker's Faire." 

After a YouTube Rant and an Online Campaign, Lego Designs Female Figurines

A YouTube Video and a handwritten letter by two different, special young girls inspires an online campaign that sends a very strong message to the makers of Lego figurines.

STEM Job Seekers Need Look No Further

As the demand for more workers in manufacturing industries continues to climb, AME wants to connect professionals with the organizations that need their unique skills.

AME Announces New Scholarship For Students Interested in Manufacturing Careers

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute and Kronos Incorporated recently announced a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers.

AME Leads the STEM Charge to Inspire Students to a Career in Manufacturing

Despite the recession, manufacturing industries continue to grow and the demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise. In order to inspire the next generation to meet this demand, AME is reaching out to schools across the U.S. to promote student growth and rewarding careers in manufacturing.

'High-Tech Manufacturing Hub?' Sounds Like Control to Me

My ear catches fire when President Obama mentions "high-tech manufacturing hubs." Sounds like control and automation to me, but we may need to reach out from this side, too. 

Extreme Makeover: Workforce Edition

During a session entitled Preparing for the Future Workforce at the recent ARC Advisory World Forum, a panel discussed how manufacturing companies deal with--or soon will deal with--retirement of many skilled, experienced engineers, technicians, and operators, and replace them with the "millennial generation" with its distinctly different learning and working tendencies.

Making America a Magnet for Jobs and Manufacturing

Acting Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin is visiting Chicago today (2/25) to discuss President Barak Obama's proposals to strengthen the middle class. How does he plan on doing this? By making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing.