- SPECIAL REPORTS
Articles by John Sprovieri
Each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration logs some 100,000 reports of adverse events related to medical devices. More than a third of those are due to human error.
In early March, UAW officials met with workers from Nissan Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Smyrna, TN, to lay the groundwork for a third union representation vote. Plant employees turned down the UAW by a 2-to-1 margin in 2001. A 1989 attempt to organize the plant also failed.
For example, according to the Precision Metalforming Association, 69 percent of U.S. metalworking companies have job openings. However, 91 percent of those companies are experiencing challenges finding qualified employees, and 42 percent describe that difficulty as “severe.”
The latest Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard requires automotive OEMs to meet an average fleet gas mileage of 54.5 mpg by 2025.
The role of manufacturing in the global economy is evolving. What will the future hold?
Hasbro wants to replace one of the tokens for the classic Monopoly board game. I think it should pick a token that celebrates the proud history of U.S. manufacturing.
A new technology from TE Connectivity could change how power and data are transferred in robots, conveyors and other manufacturing equipment.
Lots of tool makers say their products are ergonomic. Few of them actually prove it.
“Implementation of the medical device tax will cost our economy thousands of high-paying jobs.” —Gail Rodriguez, MITA