Manufacturing http://wunc.org en Report: NC Manufacturing Jobs, New And Modern http://wunc.org/post/report-nc-manufacturing-jobs-new-and-modern <p></p><p></p><p>Manufacturing jobs across the state are holding steady in some regions.&nbsp; A report released Thursday takes a look at modern manufacturing and how it can help North Carolina thrive.</p><p>The <a href="http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/manufacturing-works/">Institute for Emerging Issues</a> (IEI) says the formula for creating a new manufacturing platform in the state is re-branding, networking and training youth, as young as possible.</p><p>Anita Brown-Graham is director of the Institute.&nbsp; She says you can also let people know how much money they can make.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:35:52 +0000 Leoneda Inge 33626 at http://wunc.org Report: NC Manufacturing Jobs, New And Modern Manufacturers Brainstorm To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Packaging Materials http://wunc.org/post/manufacturers-brainstorm-reduce-reuse-recycle-packaging-materials <p></p><p>A growing contingent of manufacturers is working to make products with packaging that won't end up in a landfill.</p><p></p><p>They'll have a workshop devoted to education and idea-swapping at this week's Zeroing in on Waste Reduction event in Asheville. Carolina Recycling Association hosts the annual conference and trade show, which will gather 700 exhibitors, businesses, speakers and participants.</p><p></p><p>Diane Davis is the executive director of the CRA. She said making products that limit waste can be cost-effective while being environmentally friendly.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:31:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32967 at http://wunc.org Manufacturers Brainstorm To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Packaging Materials What's The President's Project At NC State All About? http://wunc.org/post/whats-presidents-project-nc-state-all-about <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/power/">North Carolina State University</a> was awarded a big task by The White House this week.</p><p>The land-grant institution will house a new public-private <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/01/15/wide-bandgap-semiconductors-essential-our-technology-future">manufacturing innovation institute</a> that will focus on getting the next generation of electronic chips and devices into the marketplace.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:39:17 +0000 Leoneda Inge 29081 at http://wunc.org What's The President's Project At NC State All About? Ruger Opening Gun Manufacturing Plant In Rockingham County http://wunc.org/post/ruger-opening-gun-manufacturing-plant-rockingham-county <p>Sam Page steps out of his jeep wrangler wearing a green hunting suit, boots and a black hat. Everything but his hands, face and neck is covered. It’s a sizzling Thursday summer afternoon and Page is dripping with sweat. After a short walk into the woods, he plants his feet, focuses on a steel plate about 50 feet in front of him— and fires.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:46:12 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20752 at http://wunc.org Ruger Opening Gun Manufacturing Plant In Rockingham County HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal http://wunc.org/post/hanesbrands-buys-maidenform-547-million-deal <p>Winston-Salem based HanesBrands is buying bra maker Maidenform for approximately $547 million. The deal would add several brands to the company's already existing line of Playtex, Wonderbra and Hanes. The company hopes the acquisition will increase profits as well as production.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:12:35 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19556 at http://wunc.org HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal Manufacturing Conference In Raleigh Looks To The Future http://wunc.org/post/manufacturing-conference-raleigh-looks-future <p>North Carolina has a long history in manufacturing.&nbsp; Thousands of jobs have been lost to competition elsewhere.&nbsp; But a <a href="http://iei.ncsu.edu/">conference</a> today at the Raleigh Convention Center sets out to show the future is again bright for manufacturing.&nbsp; Anita Brown-Graham is the Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues.&nbsp; She says this week’s conference is called <a href="http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/manufacturing-works/technology-center/">“Manufacturing Works.”</a></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:12:39 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10030 at http://wunc.org TE Connectivity To Layoff More than 600 http://wunc.org/post/te-connectivity-layoff-more-600 <p>A manufacturing plant in High Point will close by the end of next year and more than 600 people could lose their jobs.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 4646 at http://wunc.org Lenovo To Build Computers In NC http://wunc.org/post/lenovo-build-computers-nc <p>Most of the computers sold in the United States are made somewhere else in the world.&nbsp; That includes computers made by Lenovo.&nbsp; But yesterday, the computer giant announced it will soon open its first U.S. based manufacturing plant.&nbsp; And that plant will be in North Carolina.</p><p>Lenovo has been moving like lightening during the past 18 months.&nbsp; The company has gone from 400 retail stores to four-thousand.&nbsp; And it’s paid off quarter after quarter.&nbsp; David Schmook is President of Lenovo for North America.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2258 at http://wunc.org Triad-Based Sealy To Be Acquired By Rival http://wunc.org/post/triad-based-sealy-be-acquired-rival <p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;">Triad-based mattress giant <a href="http://sealy.com/">Sealy</a> is <a href="http://investor.tempurpedic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=709775">being acquired</a> by rival <a href="http://www.tempurpedic.com/">Tempur-Pedic</a>. The Lexington, Kentucky-based leader in foam mattresses will pay about $228 million in cash, and assume or pay back all of Sealy's outstanding debt. The merger would create the world's largest bedding company. Tempur-Pedic CEO Mark Sarvary says no major changes are expected in how either company is run.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1719 at http://wunc.org