Change Management is Key for Business Process Improvement

Most people are resistant to change. A familiar routine is comfortable, predictable and relaxed. At the same time, it’s not conducive to fostering innovation or encouraging a highly efficient and productive work environment. Teams tend to prefer the familiar to the unfamiliar – especially when it comes…

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workforce

SCMFG Tours Edgewater Automation in Spartanburg

South Carolina Manufacturing (SCMFG) is always eager to learn from the Palmetto State’s manufacturers. Recently, SCMFG had the privledge to tour Edgewater Automation in Spartanburg to get an in-depth look into their customized automated machines. SCMFG highlighted a few of their projects. Pic 1 & 2. This…


Aircraft Construction Relying more on Plastics

Much like its mounting use in automotive innovation and assembly, plastics applications in aircraft construction is experiencing a mounting increase in demand and use. Within three years, nearly 800 pounds of any contemporary car on the road will be plastic, and now that the material is being…


aerospace


Game on; T-X Advanced Jet Trainer Competition

The US Air Force T-X advanced jet trainer competition is in the final stages of source selection with an award expected in the first quarter 2018. It is seen by many as a contest between two aircraft, the existing Lockheed Martin/Korean Air T-50  and The Boeing/Saab T-X…


Legislation

Decisions, Decisions: Tax Season 2018 looms for Manufacturers

You’re not the only one confused by the tax issue. While it’s true that it might be the opportunity of a lifetime for many companies, tax expert David Jones of GreerWalker says it’s time to proceed with caution. Should you change your filing status to drop your…


Simplifying Regulatory Framework for SC Manufacturing

Our nation’s chemical sector is an $812 billion industry that directly provides jobs for nearly 800,000 people and supports jobs for seven million people in related fields. South Carolina has been home to a manufacturing revolution over the past decade and the revolution relies heavily on the…