GM’s Appointment of Mary Barra as CEO: A Big Step Forward for Women in Manufacturing?

Yesterday, General Motors made history by appointing Mary Barra to be their new CEO. Although that may seem like a normal old announcement, this one is made distinctive by the fact that it will make Barra the first woman to lead a global automaker. And as Forbes notes in their article about the appointment by […]

Ford Announces Largest Factory Expansion In 50 Years

In light of yesterday’s post about the ticking of manufacturing’s biological clock, we thought that we’d offer something a little more uplifting: news that shows that manufacturing still has a lot of teeth. Even at a time when manufacturing needs more younger workers than ever, many manufacturers are still investing in the industry’s future. One […]