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December 20, 2017

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December 20, 2017
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North American Employers Report Strong Hiring Plans for 2018

U.S. employers are reporting the strongest hiring outlook in 10 years, with one in five planning to add employees during the January-March timeframe, according to the latest Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey. Meanwhile, the report shows that hiring plans in Canada "are the most optimistic since Q4 2013," and that hiring in Mexico "remains favorable despite uncertainties associated with ongoing NAFTA negotiations." Employers in the manufacturing, communications, construction, transportation and utilities sectors are reporting the strongest outlooks for hiring, according to Manpower.

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5th Lightweight Materials and EV Body Structures Manufacturing Technologies Summit

February 21-22, 2018 -
MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI

Attended by over 400 delegates last year, join GM, Ford, Faraday Future, Karma Automotive & More at the key event for advanced joining, forming & manufacturing technologies for automotive lightweight body structures & next generation electric vehicles.
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Fabricating Executive Forum in San Diego, CA

The Fabricating Executive Forum is a can't-miss networking and educational program for executives in the metal fabricating industry that will assist in preparing you for the coming year. Join us on February 7-8 in San Diego, CA for benchmarking, exposure to best practices, knowledge on the latest technology.

Brand New in 2018 – Internet of Things (IoT) Experience for Metalformers and Fabricators

The Internet of Things (IoT) Experience for Metalformers and Fabricators is a one-of-a-kind conference designed specifically to educate floor supervisors, manufacturing engineers and managers, IT directors, and others working in small to midsized metalforming and fabricating plants on the coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity. Visit the event website for a complete program agenda, a list of speakers and to register for this timely, technology- based event.
Global Machine Safety Market Soaring

According to a Future Market Insights report, Machine Safety Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027), global machine-safety revenue is expected to double between 2017 and 2027, from $3.2 million to $6.4 million in 2027 and representing a compounded annual growth rate of 7.3 percent. The United States, experiencing increasing government regulations to improve safety norms, continues to drive market growth and is expected to remain the key market for machine safety. Significant potential also exists in developing Asia-Pacific countries such as China and India. Safety sensors remain the key category segment, accounting for more than 20 percent of the revenue share in the global machine-safety market.

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Automotive Stamper Addresses Stacking Challenges

Shiloh Industries teams with Bachuber Manufacturing to accomplish precision processing and stacking of large, irregularly shaped blanks.

2017 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) recognizes the best our industry has to offer.

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