Manufacturing Technology Orders Down In January

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $365.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 25.2 percent from December but up 1.3 percent when compared with the total of $360.31 million reported for January 2013.

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program.

Manufacturing Robots Have an Image Problem

By Timothy Aeppel

America’s manufacturers may have a bigger image problem than they thought.

Factory bosses have long griped that they’re falsely viewed as operators of dank workhouses, when in fact their operations are more likely to be sparkling clean — with more brain than brawn required to run their computerized machinery. But what if that’s a problem too?

Best manufacturers to work for - Top Ten

Jonny Williamson

Taking into consideration accolades and awards, employee testimonies, training, salary, benefit packages and job satisfaction, Manufacturing Digital counts down the prominent manufacturers to gain employment with

1. WL Gore & Associates

Employees:  9,000

Operations: 18 countries

Industry: Electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical products derived from fluoropolymers

Top Ten B2B industry trends for 2013

A leading provider of B2B integration services, GXS has announced its annual 'Top Ten 2013 Predications for the B2B Industry'

GXS’ experts in cloud computing, manufacturing, retail, e-invoicing and more, share their thoughts on the major trends for the coming year. Based on research, news, trends and customer discussions, the predictions span different industry verticals, geographic regions and technology sectors.  

Netgear Buys Sierra Wireless' AirCard Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Networking equipment maker Netgear Inc. is buying Sierra Wireless Inc.'s AirCard business for $138 million in cash, the companies said Monday.

Netgear will assume $6.5 million in liabilities, 160 employees and facilities in Carlsbad, Calif., and Richmond, British Columbia, where Sierra Wireless is based.