The HeyScottie Newsletter
Fetching you interesting insights in US Manufacturing
SmartIndustry Asked Me About AI
AI will leapfrog search. Read how I suggest using AI to bargain hunt on the web.
VA Gov Looks Gift Horse in Mouth
A joint project between Ford and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), a Chinese battery manufacturer and technology company was axed by the Governor of Virginia. The project – a $3.5 billion battery plant that would reportedly create approximately 2,500 jobs – was also looking at Michigan. Read more here
B2B Search – Great Example
Search for industrial products on the web and you’ll likely be served laughably incorrect results since product specs are complex and unique to their micro vertical. mk North America’s Conveyor Product Finder does a great job of using its specs as the basis of a search by application requirements. It’s contextual, not just textual.
Fun SEC Machining Competition
Four college teams from the SEC competed at a machining meet. Each team contributed one-quarter of a larger piece, which – when put together – turned out to be a giant SEC logo. See the video here.
Manufacturing Firms Gained 19,000 New Hires in January
Unemployment fell to a half-century low. Wages increased faster than other sectors, probably because of a tight labor market. But, it’s been tight for a long time, right?
US EPA Adds 9 PFAS Substances to the TRI
Last month, the EPA added nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list. These are “forever” chemicals. More regulatory reporting requirements.