Inaugural minority manufacturing workshop a success


The National Minority Manufacturing Institute’s minority small manufacturing enterprise (MSME) workshop, Minority Manufacturing %%MDASSML%% Supply Chain Manufacturing Enterprise, drew representatives from many major corporations to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore Nov. 15 and 16. The first major public event for the institute’s membership, the workshop was developed to support MSME’s development and innovation for assurance of continued performance alignment with the core needs of major corporations as global supply chain practices continue to evolve and become more stringent.

Highlights of the workshop included U.S.-China Exchange Association president George Wang’s presentation titled, “China and the Minority Manufacturer Corporation: Success in the Global Market,” and a joint announcement by NMMI president David Burton and the USCEA of two upcoming trade missions to China and a dedicated MSME trade mission to China in November 2007.

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Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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