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New England Institute of Technology Launches New Shipbuilding/Marine And Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI)

SAMI to Provide Rhode Island Employers with a Pipeline of Skilled Welders and Machinists WHAT:  Through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, New England Institute of Technology has established a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train jobseekers for careers […]

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SAMI Teams Up With New England Tech Quadricycle Club

The New England Institute of Technology Quadricycle Club has teamed up with the SAMI program to produce a replica Quadricycle. The purpose of the Quadricycle Club  “is to have Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) students, as well as interested students from any of the college’s more than 40 academic programs, work collaboratively towards a goal of reverse engineering, manufacturing, […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Expecting 18 Month Growth Over Other Industries

The United States Manufacturing industry is expected to outpace the overall growth of the U.S. economy during the next year a half, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). It is being predicted that the major precursor to this growth will be investments into some sectors, rather than consumer-driven growth. According to their […]

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Skilled Trade Jobs Are The Toughest To Fill

According to a recent survey by the human resources firm Manpower, positions in “Skilled Trades” – which includes manufacturing and construction – are the hardest to fill… for the fifth consecutive year! This information coincides with recent reports that the manufacturing industry is having trouble closing its skills gap, and that there are far more […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Industry Continues To Rebound

According to the Institute for Supply Management, the United States Manufacturing industry has continued to demonstrate growth for the fourth consecutive month. Although it didn’t grow quite as much as had been predicted at the end of last quarter, the growth is still a clear indicator that the industry is making a come back. In […]

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Two Global Companies Reshoring Manufacturing Operations

According to Automation World, two large international companies – GE and Siemens – are planning to reshore some of their manufacturing operations to the United States. In the case of GE, they’ve decided to reshore their operations not as a showing of patriotism, but rather because it’s what makes good business sense for their company. […]

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Manufacturing Industry Surveys Show Great Optimism

Last week two surveys regarding the manufacturing industry were released, both showing that industry analysts and executives alike are excited by the prospect of an economic rebound. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) announced in their quarterly Business Outlook survey that the composite index rose from 67 last quarter to 69 for the […]

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SAMI Success Stories | When Your Childhood Playground Is a Shipyard

Julie Blount’s childhood memories are not typical. She grew up in the picturesque “oyster community” of Warren, Rhode Island, where the Blount family compound had been established by her great grandfather, who ran an oyster shop. Julie’s uncle founded Blount Seafood, and her father – a brilliant mechanical engineer – began Blount Marine back in 1949. Julie grew up […]

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Reshoring – The New Wave Of Manufacturing

You may have heard the term “reshoring” bandied about in recent months – especially the last six months or so – and wondered what, exactly, it’s referring to or what is being reshored. The Reshoring Initiative is actually an industry-wide movement to undo the ramifications of the “out sourcing” or “off shoring” movements of decades […]

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‘Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act’ Introduced

Lawmakers and politicians across the country are actively trying to assist the manufacturing industry continue its record-breaking growth. In an effort to continue the revitalization that the industry has been seeing in recent months, senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) have introduced the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act. Their hope is that […]

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