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The ASSEMBLY Blog is written by our team of editors and industry experts. It provides thought-provoking opinions on issues and trends in manufacturing, as wells tips, tricks and suggestions for implementing assembly technology.

Risky Business at the Altar?

October 21, 2008
Will the Big Three go the way of radiator caps and hood ornaments? Recent rumblings in Detroit suggest that General Motors and Chrysler are considering a “marriage.”

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Are Manufacturing Companies a Good Investment? Part I

October 20, 2008
Are manufacturers financially in good stead to weather hard times? To find out, we took a look at the liquidity and debt ratios of the Assembly Top 50.

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A Bright Spot in a Bleak World?

October 17, 2008
Everyone's talking about solar power these days. It's been mentioned quite a few times in the presidential debates, and it was a popular topic of conversation at the recent Assembly Technology Expo.
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Congress Approves R&D Tax Credit; Will You Take Advantage?

October 15, 2008
The R&D tax credit is back, at least for two more years. Good thing, since the 50 largest assemblers in the United States spent more than $118 billion on R&D last year. How does your company compare?

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A Tale of Two Plants

October 14, 2008
When Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities 150 years ago, he said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Today, the same thing can be said about two assembly plants owned by General Motors Corp. (GM, Detroit).
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No Flash in the Pan

October 8, 2008
When was the last time that you watched a movie or read a book where an engineer was the good guy? A new film epitomizes the lone American inventor and his fight for justice despite big odds.
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Move Over IBM: A New Age Is Dawning

September 17, 2008
U.S. manufacturers can no longer claim supremacy in the market for supercomputers.

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Will Africa Become the Next China?

September 12, 2008

It won't be long before OEMs start asking their suppliers for the "Africa price."

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Management Guru Who Advocated Re-engineering Dies

September 8, 2008
The man who made "re-engineering" the buzzword of the '90s has died.

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Give Me an 'M' for Monozukuri!

September 2, 2008
Last year, Nissan Motor Co. (Tokyo) kicked off a campaign called the Nissan Monozukuri Caravan. The educational program provides 5th graders in Japan with hands-on manufacturing experience in a classroom environment.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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