Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

There’s no doubt that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring about abundant change to the manufacturing industry and require a much more highly-trained workforce. With the blending of—cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial-intelligence based systems and 3D printing—things will never be the same again, as each of these advances…

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Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 of a special Hisco blog series, Made in America, covering some of the challenges and changes facing manufacturers. American manufacturing appears to be taking a turn and recovering from the decisions made by many businesses to take some of their operations offshore for varied reasons, mainly as a cost savings. The migration had…

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Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

In the next few months Hisco will present a three-part series, “Made in America,” examining some of the most important shifts and emerging trends in modern manufacturing. In Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated) we’ll take a closer look at what it takes to label your product “Made in America.” In…

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Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Mike Jones-Microcare

Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Mike Jones-Microcare

Co-writer Mike Jones – He started his working career as a “yard bird” smearing wet cement into concrete blocks to smooth their surfaces. Now, as MicroCare Corporation’s vice president of international sales, Mike Jones spends his days traveling, writing and communicating the cost-saving benefits of MicroCare’s critical cleaning products with customers around the world. Kismet…

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Wacker’s New SEMICOSIL® 811 Rubber Silicone – Short curing times, fast adhesion

Wacker’s New SEMICOSIL® 811 Rubber Silicone – Short curing times, fast adhesion

Semicosil 811 – Less is better Wacker’s come out with a new adhesive, Semicosil, 811, to shorten your curing times and create adhesive bonding to substrates with very little energy. The result—less processing time and shorter cycles. Additionally, the new formula can be used on heat-sensitive substrates. Semicosil 811 will completely cure at room temperature…

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Ten Reasons to Use a Vendor Managed Inventory System (VMI)

Ten Reasons to Use a Vendor Managed Inventory System (VMI)

Time to try VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory)? There’s a ton of information out there about Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solutions and if you’re not exactly sure how they operate, Hisco’s VMI team can help. Already know about VMI—but still on the fence about adopting one? These ten reasons may help you decide. Customer Service  Most…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines

Hisco News — You can’t beat a combination of outstanding information mixed with some fabulous food. That’s what happened when Hisco had the first ever Open House and Vendor Trade Show at the Schaumburg, Illinois branch on Thursday, August 25, 2016. The event brought together more than twenty-five of Hisco’s outstanding suppliers for an opportunity to…

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Voila! From This to That – Adhesive Recycling Program

Voila! From This to That – Adhesive Recycling Program

Fill the Box Instead of the Landfill You thought it couldn’t be done. Now it can. Henkel has partnered with TerraCycle to launch an Adhesive Recycling Program that gives you the opportunity to put your empty LOCTITE anaerobic adhesive packaging to good use by recycling them. LOCTITE products offer viable alternatives to mechanical fastening and joining methods. How…

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