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Emerson's Deepa Malhotra receives STEP Ahead Award

Edited by Margo Ellis

Deepa Malhotra, director of commercial operations for Emerson’s power and water solutions business, has been recognized with a STEP Ahead Award by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. Malhotra is being honored alongside more than 100 women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their manufacturing careers.
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Manufacturing

ValvTechnologies welcomes Quality Controls Inc. as a distributor

Edited by Margo Ellis

ValvTechnologies has picked Quality Controls Inc. (QCI) as a new distributor.
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Insights

Use social media to attract young manufacturing talent

Edited by Lori Beckman, Senior Editor

Nicole Wolter, president of HM Manufacturing and a millennial, suggests tips for creating a social media feed that attracts young people to manufacturing. 

Manufacturing

Gardner Business Index (GBI) ended August at 58.8

By: Michael Guckes, Chief Economist & Director of Analytics

The Gardner Business Index (GBI) ended August at 58.8, marking the second consecutive month that the overall Index moved lower.

Education

Baker Hughes Foundation contributes $800,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Edited by Margo Ellis

The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced $800,000 in grants to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2021-22 academic year, part of the Foundation’s long-running mission to promote education and opportunity in the communities where Baker Hughes employees live and work.
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Manufacturing

Reshoring accelerated by Biden's plan to rebuild U.S. supply chains and COVID-19

Edited by Margo Ellis

The recent effort to strengthen U.S. self-sufficiency in an era of global value chains represents an intersection between a more confrontational foreign policy stance toward China and a domestic effort to reshore manufacturing.

MRO

Clearlake Capital-backed FloWorks acquires Genesis Systems

Edited by Margo Ellis

The acquisition of control valve, regulator, and valve automation and systems distributor expands the depth and reach of FloWorks’ portfolio of flow solutions providers
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Manufacturing

U.S. labor shortage study breaks down the numbers by state

Edited by Margo Ellis

According to CareerCloud, as of Sept. 8, the number of unfilled jobs grew further to a record 10.9 million while the number of unemployed Americans fell to 8.3 million.

Manufacturing

Fairbanks Morse Defense acquires Hunt Valve Company Inc.

Edited by Margo Ellis

Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has acquired Hunt Valve Company Inc., a specialty manufacturer of naval valves and electromechanical actuators.
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Insights

Conval names Heglund as Midwest regional sales manager

Edited by Margo Ellis

Conval’s vice president of sales and marketing Don Bowers recently announced that Glenn Heglund of Minooka, Ill. has been appointed as Midwest regional sales manager.
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