• Five steps to being a “smarter” manufacturer

    Five steps to being a “smarter” manufacturer

    There’s no question the digital manufacturing revolution is racing at us. As a small or medium-sized manufacturer, how close are you to already being “smart”? Here are five steps in the journey to becoming a smarter digital enterprise.
  • Utah Manufacturers Association Recognizes Top Manufacturing Companies at Annual Awards Banquet

    Utah Manufacturers Association Recognizes Top Manufacturing Companies at Annual Awards Banquet

    At the Utah Manufacturers Association 112th Annual Banquet on November 11, 2017, nine exceptional manufacturing companies in the state were recognized for outstanding execution in operational performance and best practices, economic achievement, workplace safety, community and state involvement, public outreach and fidelity to the principles of free enterprise.
  • Exporting…so why bother?

    Exporting…so why bother?

    We say 95% of the world’s population lives outside the U.S., in fact statistics show with global population growth, it’s now more like 96%. So why market to only 4-5% of the worlds population in the U.S. when the commercial size of the world has doubled in just 30 years, with the cost of doing business overseas dropping dramatically.
  • Lt. Governor Cox celebrates Manufacturing Day with Lifetime Products

    Lt. Governor Cox celebrates Manufacturing Day with Lifetime Products

    Lifetime Products CEO, Richard Hendrickson led Lt. Governor Cox down to the manufacturing floor where they manufactured a Lifetime Kayak from start to finish. It is an amazing process!
  • Seven tips for working with millennials

    Seven tips for working with millennials

    Like all generations from Boomers to the newest Generation K11 (as in The Hunger Game’s Katniss Everdeen), this broad swathe of workers is made up of individuals with different life experiences that color their approach to work and careers.
  • Trying to secure a government contract? Think cybersecurity

    Trying to secure a government contract? Think cybersecurity

    If you are a manufacturer looking to secure a government contract, the Salt Lake Chamber highly encourages you to reach out to the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for consultation, resources, guidance, and education to enhance your cybersecurity readiness.
  • Varex Imaging to host Manufacturing Day Event for local college & university students

    Varex Imaging to host Manufacturing Day Event for local college & university students

    In celebration of Manufacturing DaySM 2017, Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) will open its doors on October 20th to more than 40 students from various colleges and universities in the Salt Lake Valley. This event is being held as part of a larger effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
  • President Trump Proclaims October 6, 2017, as National Manufacturing Day

    President Trump Proclaims October 6, 2017, as National Manufacturing Day

    America's manufacturers have laid the foundation for our Nation's vibrant economy and have secured our reputation as an economic superpower. Our manufacturing products consistently set the global standard for design and quality. American manufacturing has been enduringly successful because it is the potent combination of the two great pillars of the American economy: the American entrepreneur and the American worker.
  • Recruiting Millennials for Manufacturing Careers

    Recruiting Millennials for Manufacturing Careers

    A key recruiting challenge for the prospective Millennial may be an outdated image of manufacturing careers from popular culture and possibly even their parents. Manufacturing today is increasingly digital and innovative. Companies looking to recruit these younger workers must actively strive to prove that they value high technology and creativity as much as Millennials do.
  • U of U MEP Center Opens Four Satellite Offices

    U of U MEP Center Opens Four Satellite Offices

    In order to expand their reach to manufacturers in all areas of the state, the MEP Center is partnering with Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Bridgerland Technical College in Logan, Mountainland Technical College in Lehi, and Utah State University in Vernal. These partners will also promote the MEP Center’s mission and ensure their regional manufacturers connect to the resources and services the MEP Center offers.

 
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