Friday, July 24, 2015

Tek Starz, Jonesboro's summer manufacturing camp, was held June 1-5, 2015.  Thirteen 7th and 8th graders built projects using manufacturing processes and learned about careers in industry.  Huge thanks to Best Manufacturing, Hytrol Conveyor Company, ASUN Jonesboro, the Workforce Trainng Consortium, TrinityRail Maintenance Services, Nice-Pak Products, Camfil APC, the Jonesboro Public Library, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, Howell Safety and Training Solutions, Arkansas State University, Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center, Post Foods, and Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs.  Thanks also to Chad and Pam Niell, John Sawyer, and Linda Wofford.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jonesboro Company - A "Cool Vendor"

Rural Sourcing, Inc. in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has been named to the short list of "Cool Vendors" for 2013 in Application Services by Gartner Inc, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.  RSI, the leader in domestic sourcing, is a cost-effective alternative to the traditional model for IT outsourcing and employs approximately 50 at the Development Center in Jonesboro.  Click here for more.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Colson Rewarded for Energy Efficiency

Colson Caster’s Monette, Arkansas facility was recently rewarded over $28,000 from Entergy for installation of energy saving barrel blankets.  Read Colson Caster's press release.  Click here to see photo.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Camfil APC Celebrates 50th with a SHAKE!

Camfil APC, a global company headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas, manufactures industrial dust collectors and fume collection equipment to clean up manufacturing processes.  Last week they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a lunch followed by a "shake."  Watch The Camfil APC Shake!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Why Reshore?

Representatives from two large manufacturers shared their experiences with reshoring at IndustryWeek's Best Plants Conference.  Reasons for leaving the U.S. for China or other foreign areas years ago may have changed, and may be overshadowed by considerations of time to market, innovation and shortening the supply chain.  Click here for article.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Why Manufacturing Matters!

The argument that manufacturing in the U.S. doesn't really matter because the sector only accounts for 11 percent of our economy and manufacturing job growth is slow, is short-sighted and incomplete, according to authors of the attached article published by The Brookings Institution.  Click here for more.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Augmented Reality & The Production Floor

Technology allowing manufacturers to work virtually in an industrial environment can support product launches and reduce decision-making time.  A new Google product, Glass, is close to release and merges the physical world with the digital world.  Click here for more.