In the first of a new five-part weekly series, The Manufacturer talks exclusively with WorldSkills gold medallist Andrew Beel about the benefits the competition offers to both competitors and workplaces.
Just prior to Christmas, the US government took a large step toward creating its long-proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation with the passing of the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI).
French engineering company Alstom is said to be close to settling a record $700m payment to the US Justice Department to settle a foreign bribery case relating to its overseas operations in countries such as Indonesia.
Atlas Copco has supplied a range of equipment that could play a pivotal role in the development of the Bloodhound Supersonic car (SSC), as the team prepares for an attempt to set a new 1,000mph world land speed record in 2016.
Vent-Axia, the Crawley-based manufacturer of fan and ventilation systems, has told other Sussex manufacturers how re-shoring production from China has created new jobs and boosted the competitive advantage of the market-leading company.