Manufacturing optimism is on the rise

Even in these uncertain times, manufacturers continue to be optimistic about the future.  This was confirmed in a recent study of American Manufacturers.  McGladrey, LLP, a Tax and Consulting firm, recently released their 2012 Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor report.  The results are based on a survey of over 900 businesses engaged in manufacturing and distribution.  Here are some highlights from the study.

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Manufacturing Day and The Rodon Group support STEM education

On Friday, October 5, 2012 over 200 manufacturing companies from California to Connecticut celebrated the first annual National Manufacturing Day.  Once thought of as a diminishing industry, manufacturing is making a comeback.  And, this renaissance is creating new job opportunities for technically trained high-school and college graduates.

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STEM jobs get celebrity endorsement

Former Cheers TV series star, John Ratzenberger discusses the need for better STEM education and American Manufacturing with ABC News Anchor David Muir.

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The Rodon Group to host a Manufacturing Day Event on October 5, 2012

Come join The Rodon Group for a tour of our automated tooling and molding facility.

The Rodon Group is hosting an open house at its manufacturing facility at 2800 Sterling Drive, Hatfield, PA in celebration of national Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012. The open house tours will be conducted at 10 am and 2 pm and are open to the Philadelphia area community.

The Rodon Group manufactures K'NEX™ Construction Toys for our sister company as well as other custom manufactured parts. Visitors will get a behind the scenes look at our design and machine rooms as well as our plastic injection mold presses.

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Can Manufacturing Be Fun?

The companies supporting Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012 think so.

A consortium of national manufacturing trade groups including are calling on their members to join in the celebration.  This  may include plant tours, open house events and career workshops.  So far, manufacturing companies from California to Pennsylvania have signed up to participate and the list is growing every day.

Everyone in the country is keenly aware of the importance of growing our U.S. manufacturing base.  In fact, a recent study by the Manufacturing Institute shows that 80% of Americans believe manufacturing

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Is American Manufacturing alive and well?

According to ThomasNet.com's Industry Market Barometer® (IMB), an annual survey of buyers and sellers of products and services in the industrial market, American Manufacturing companies are in a growth mode. The survey included feedback from engineers, purchasing agents, owners, managers as well as sales and marketing executives from manufacturers, distributors and service companies."

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