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December 2023 / January 2024Now and AgainA Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

December 2023 / January 2024

Now and Again

A Budding New Manufacturing Reality: Embracing E-Waste

Upgrading electronic devices has become second nature for most, while correctly disposing of related materials for recycling has, in many places, become “the right thing to do.” But what do statistics tell us about the realities of electronics disposal? Is recycling all that it is made out to be and are materials reaching manufacturers? How could the electronics waste (e-waste) repurposing loop be improved?

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024A Team You Can Count OnLeonhardt Manufacturing

Automation & Technology | December 2023 / January 2024

A Team You Can Count On

Leonhardt Manufacturing

In the ever-evolving world of manufacturing, not all metal tubing parts are created equal. Leonhardt Manufacturing, a prominent player in the industry, stands out as a testament to the power of innovation and the importance of workforce development. Leonhardt Manufacturing has consistently demonstrated its mastery of metal tube bending and manufacturing, earning a reputation for excellence.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionAt the Forefront of Industrial RevolutionMichigan Manufacturing Technology Center

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

At the Forefront of Industrial Revolution

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) was founded around 32 years ago with the inception of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At that time and into the mid-2000s, there was a growing apprehension regarding the loss of manufacturers and small-to-medium businesses across America. To combat this, a manufacturing extension partnership (MEP) was launched in every U.S. state and Puerto Rico, creating a network of organizations. The MMTC won the bid to become the official MEP for the state of Michigan.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionA Diversified Portfolio Brings 50 Years of SuccessDiversified Tooling Group

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

A Diversified Portfolio Brings 50 Years of Success

Diversified Tooling Group

Many companies have a proud and rich past. In other cases, the company’s history is shorter but its prospects are exciting. To speak with the owners of Diversified Tooling Group is to get a peek into a company with both: a proud family history spanning three generations and a passion for their business that points to a bright future.

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing RevolutionMaking Manufacturing CoolAtlas Technologies

December 2023 / January 2024 | In Focus | Michigan's Manufacturing Revolution

Making Manufacturing Cool

Atlas Technologies

If one could highlight a single manufacturer in Michigan for being innovative and fresh in the way it approaches the field, it would be Atlas Technologies. As a division of Stonebridge Technical Enterprises, Atlas Technologies goes above and beyond to make careers in manufacturing the envy of many in the trades and in other fields. Moreover, the Michigan-based company has achieved double-digit annual growth in the wake of tremendous transformation over the past three years.

December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & MachiningThis Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges AheadAcorn Manufacturing

December 2023 / January 2024 | Fabrication & Machining

This Family-Run Iron Hardware Firm Forges Ahead

Acorn Manufacturing

Acorn Manufacturing Company, Inc. is a decades-old family business in Mansfield, Massachusetts that manufactures and distributes forged iron builders’ hardware across the United States and abroad. Builders’ hardware refers to metal hardware products used to decorate or protect properties, or to enhance convenience. The company is proud that its goods are made in Mansfield and reflect the heritage of New England.

December 2023 / January 2024Making it RightThe Right to Repair

December 2023 / January 2024

Making it Right

The Right to Repair

Technology has given the world televisions, computers, monitors, printers, copiers, and smartphones, but also a new term for the growing mountains of dead electronics: e-waste. The issue of e-waste has sparked endless debates over what we can do to keep millions of discarded devices out of landfills, and this month, we look at the right to repair.

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