QA News Digest - Vol 3.2

A News Digest summary. Read the entire newsletter online here.

 

Industry News

Where Manufacturing is Thriving in the US. Despite the perceived decline of manufacturing, the industry has grown significantly since the start of 2016, especially in traditionally manufacturing heavy areas. 
Joel Kotkin and Mike Shires | Forbes | 06.12.2017

Trump Promotes Access to Apprenticeships for U.S. Teenagers. With a planned executive order, the president wants to streamline apprenticeship training to give more certification responsibility to businesses rather relying on the Department of Labor. The administration's goal is to foster "private to private partnerships" with regards to job training. 
Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg | 06.13.2017

Ellwood Group Acquires Gulfco Forge. Gulfco Forge will become a division of EGI. Their plant was recently refurbished in 2016, and the equipment includes a 3500-ton open-die press, a 2,000-ton press, and several ring mills. 
Robert Brooks | Forging Magazine | 06.14.2017


Technology

Process Mapping/Simulation Combo Succeeds for Open-Die Set Up. Using computer simulation and modeling, forges can use theoretical concepts of process mapping to reduce the time and cost of setting up a forging process, especially if evaluating closed-die forging. 
Robert Brooks | Forging Magazine | 05.01.2017


Best Practices

Modern Change Management: Planning for Environmental Compliance. While environmental factors are not always the first concern for a team, those regulations and standards can have a large impact on any proposed changes. 

Becky Corbin | EHS Today | 06.12.2017


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