Jan 15, 2021

Op-Ed: Pa. Manufacturers need fiber optics now

As of 2019, Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry accounted for 11.9% of the commonwealth’s total output, according to statistics from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Following the global financial crisis of 2008, the sector has been on a trajectory of consistent growth, producing $93.75 billion at the end of 2018 - up from less than $74 billion in 2009. 

Jan 14, 2021

Yuengling announces first step of westward expansion

D.G. Yuengling & Sons said it is now ready to begin the westward expansion that it announced last year – first stop Texas.

Jan 14, 2021

‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing’ begins in Berks, Schuylkill counties

The counties have begun their fifth year of the video competition organized by the Manufacturer’s Resource Center that pairs students with manufacturers in the region to learn about manufacturing careers.

Jan 11, 2021

Pennsylvania makes $4.7M in grants to boost workforce training

The Next Generation Industry Partnership grants work to bring together multiple employers in the same industry to collectively provide targeted job training so that students, workers and job seekers get the skills to work in those industries.

Air Products
Jan 8, 2021

Air Products signs major contract for China project

Air products will support the flagship chemical project of Shandong Binhua New Material Co. Ltd. in Binzhou City, China.

Jan 7, 2021

One dog’s ill-wind inspires a business that clears the air

“After one particularly bad toot, I looked for a medicine that could help, but I couldn't find what I was looking for,” she said. Thus was born Stinkybutt, a business recently started by Morrison and her 11-year-old daughter Everlee.

Jan 6, 2021

Pandemic reveals flaw in ‘just-in-time’ delivery supply chain

While it’s always been important to achieving end results in manufacturing, COVID-19 has emphasized the critical nature of solid supply chain management and practices in meeting customer and consumer needs.

Dec 31, 2020

A rise in online shopping, plus the arrival of the COVID vaccine is keeping pallet makers busy

Foundational to shipping and receiving, trucking and distribution, commerce and trade, the wooden pallet and skid business is brisk and strong demand for these handling workhorses is expected to continue.

Dec 18, 2020

Easton’s Tower Products announces leadership changes

The company hired Frank Newman as vice president of operations. Newman will manage Tower’s production, procurement and logistics.

Dec 16, 2020

Victaulic names Bucher as CEO starting in January

Victaulic, the Easton-based manufacturer of pipe fittings, has appointed Rick Bucher CEO.

Dec 15, 2020

‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing’ kicks off 8th year with video library

The Manufacturers Resource Center is launching its eighth “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” contest in the Lehigh Valley. And with eight years of student video entries of the workings of area manufacturers saved up it is launching a comprehensive library of those student videos.

Dec 7, 2020

Olympus acquires respiratory device maker for $340M

Olympus Corp. will be expanding its respiratory portfolio with the acquisition of Veran Medical Technologies Inc. of St. Louis for around $340 million.