Manufacturing http://wesa.fm en Qualified Employees Increasingly Hard To Come By In Manufacturing Sector http://wesa.fm/post/qualified-employees-increasingly-hard-come-manufacturing-sector <p></p><p>Oberg Industries’ tucked away buildings in Freeport, Pennsylvania are easy to miss.<br /><br />But inside the nondescript structures are tidy rows of machinery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each. In one department, refrigerator-sized electric discharge machines, which cut metal using wire, sizzle away like cooking bacon. In another, workers operate manual machines. In one room a worker runs quality assurance using a high-tech instrument.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:30:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 32309 at http://wesa.fm Qualified Employees Increasingly Hard To Come By In Manufacturing Sector Obama Touts Manufacturing, Access For Entrepreneurs In Pittsburgh Stop http://wesa.fm/post/obama-touts-manufacturing-access-entrepreneurs-pittsburgh-stop <p>American manufacturing was the focus of President Obama’s visit to Pittsburgh Tuesday.</p><p>The president stopped at TechShop in Bakery Square, a facility that allows start-up businesses, tinkerers and hobbyists to use high-end instruments they may not otherwise have access to. Obama said part of continuing the manufacturing boom in the country will be finding ways to make resources of the federal government more available to the general public.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:20:21 +0000 Deanna Garcia & Associated Press 31102 at http://wesa.fm Obama Touts Manufacturing, Access For Entrepreneurs In Pittsburgh Stop “Made in PA” Label Would Show That Local Manufacturing Isn't Dead http://wesa.fm/post/made-pa-label-would-show-local-manufacturing-isnt-dead <p>A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2013/12/16/Bill-would-promote-products-Made-in-PA.html">introduced a bill</a> to create a "Made in PA" program, complete with a logo and website to encourage consumers to purchase products made close to home.</p><p>State Rep. <a href="http://www.repevankovich.com/">Eli Evankovich </a>and David Taylor, executive director of the <a href="http://www.pamanufacturers.org/">Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association,</a> say consumers already look for labels such as "Made in the USA," while shopping. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:35:37 +0000 Heather McClain 21561 at http://wesa.fm “Made in PA” Label Would Show That Local Manufacturing Isn't Dead 'Made in America Movie' Documentary Reaching Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/made-america-movie-documentary-reaching-pittsburgh <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Film crews are arriving in Pittsburgh Tuesday to explore American manufacturing. The feature-length documentary, titled “American Made Movie,” highlights 32 United States cities 32 days.</p><p>Co-directors Vincent Vittorio and Nathan Thomas McGill are traveling by bus across the nation to stress the importance of supporting small and large companies that contribute to the national economy and manufacturing sector.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:19:22 +0000 Emily Farah 13554 at http://wesa.fm American Made Movie Reminds Country of Manufacturing Roots http://wesa.fm/post/american-made-movie-reminds-country-manufacturing-roots <p>In a country with a great history of manufacturing and exporting goods, many believe that the best way to support the American economy is to buy locally.&nbsp; Filmmakers Vincent Vittorio and Nathaniel Thomas McGill are on a 32-day tour with their documentary <em><a href="http://theamericanmademovie.com">American Made Movie</a></em>, in which they highlight companies that produce goods in the United States.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:47:20 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13551 at http://wesa.fm American Made Movie Reminds Country of Manufacturing Roots The Business of Manufacturing With Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/business-manufacturing-rebecca-harris-0 <p>The resurgent manufacturing sector has been a boon in America’s struggling economy, but women are being left out of the action. In her second segment on the upswing in manufacturing jobs in the US, business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> talks about the way that the new world of manufacturing is keying off of cutting edge innovation to create jobs. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:19:46 +0000 John Lavanga 13220 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Manufacturing With Rebecca Harris The Business of Manufacturing with Rebecca Harris http://wesa.fm/post/business-manufacturing-rebecca-harris <p>According to business contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong>, rumors of American manufacturing's&nbsp;demise&nbsp;have been greatly exaggerated.</p><p>The manufacturing industry in the United States is growing in a very real way, contributing roughly $1.74 trillion to the US GDP on an annual basis for the past several years and continuing to grow. According to Harris, many large name American companies, including GE and Whirlpool, are actually bringing parts of their manufacturing operations back to the US, thereby adding even more manufacturing jobs and openings. Over the past 3 years, manufacturers have added roughly 500,000 new jobs to their operations.</p><p>Harris adds that the manufacturing sector isn't close to slowing down.&nbsp; There are still vacant jobs to fill. The only problem is finding well-trained laborers to fill it. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:54:25 +0000 jlavanga 12802 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Manufacturing with Rebecca Harris The Terrible Towel Comes Home to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/terrible-towel-comes-home-pittsburgh <p>The iconic terrible towel has come home to Pittsburgh. We'll talk wth <strong>Rob Brandegee</strong>, co-owner of <a href="http://www.littlearth.com/home.html">Little Earth Productions</a> about the manufacturing of Steelers good luck charm is returning to the Steel&nbsp;City.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:01:10 +0000 Heather McClain 1529 at http://wesa.fm The Terrible Towel Comes Home to Pittsburgh