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Lighten Up: The Future of Lightweighting Has Finally Arrived

Originally printed in Lightweighting World Previously, all completed replica vehicles had to meet the same Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) regulations as automobile manufacturers, including crash requirements and…

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3M Announces Fiber Bubbles – Composite Technologies Leading Automotive Lightweighting

The Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (TMEP) Program, a part of the NIST MEP National Network, is one of 10 MEP Centers working directly with Manufacturing USA Institutes to help connect small and medium-sized…

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Lean for Success: Going Beyond the Tools

Achieve Sustainable Continuous Improvement in Your Organization By Dan Brown, independent consultant, UT CIS There are very few companies who have not dabbled in Lean since 1990, the year that “The Machine that Changed the…

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I See What You're Saying...Maybe

Originally posted on Workforce Development Specialist Tim Waldo's LinkedIn page. We can’t find people with basic soft skills! This seems to be among the top three challenges regularly reported by manufacturers everywhere. By…

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Wait...Have We Forgotten Someone?

Published originally on Tim Waldo's LinkedIn page By Tim Waldo, Workforce Development Specialist The Boomers are leaving! The Boomers are leaving! And, the Millennials are not coming to take their places! We hear these warnings…

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Getting Your Share of the Labor Pool

UT CIS Workforce Status Review Shows You How By Tim Waldo, CIS workforce development specialist There are five challenges that virtually all manufacturers must deal with when it comes to finding the right workers: the skills…

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