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3 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act Impacts Manufacturing

The Inflation Reduction Act is a much-needed move by the government to curtail debt and lower prices to keep the country on a path toward growth.

Metal 3D Printing Promotes Revolution in Valve Design and Manufacturing

The emergence and mature applications of metal 3D printing technology, as well as intelligent software such as CFD and CAE, are driving and leading new changes in valve design and manufacturing.

A Quick Guide to Workplace Audits and Inspections

No matter if you are a longtime safety expert or know relatively little about the industry, you have probably experienced a safety inspection or safety audit at some point. But what exactly do these events entail and how can they help your organization?

Digital Insights: Improving Collaboration Across Sites and Global Teams

Insights are more than data, it’s about improving how your teams and production lines work together. Insights are crucial as they let cross-functional teams see the same data and understand the real-time state of the entire operation. Learn more in this Q&A.

Three Ways Authentication Technologies Help Smart Factories Cut Costs

Modern authentication and access control systems can help by preventing unauthorized use of machines and ensuring that the correct parts and consumables are used.

Outbound Distribution Center

A brand-new outbound distribution facility needed to be equipped with a solution that would provide flexibility, improve productivity metrics, and meet expected quality and durability.

Managing through Procurement and Supply Chain Challenges

In an age when black swan event-induced disruption has become more commonplace, having complete visibility into your suppliers and collaborating with them have never been more critical.

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How CIO's Can Make Their Organizations More Agile Using Digital Transformation and Roadmaps

As the market becomes more technologically advanced, CIO’s need to keep up to date on digital transformation efforts to facilitate a more efficient organization and ensure their wider business goals are achieved.

Reasons Manufacturers Should Use CAD Automation

CAD automation involves using technology, machine learning, and tools to automate pesky automation tasks designers have to deal with. Here are some of the various ways CAD automation can benefit the manufacturing business.

How LiDAR Is Paving the Way for Industry 4.0

LiDAR doesn’t typically appear on disruptive Industry 4.0 technologies lists, but it may serve a foundational role in preparing facilities for this transition. Here’s a closer look.

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Wilmington Machinery NEW Dual Injection LUMINA MP1200 Medium Pressure Injection Molding Machine Introducing at K' 22

The MP1200 is Wilmington Machinery's latest addition to its medium pressure large part injection molding machines first introduced at NPE 2018.

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

-Investment expands Hanoi operations to support long-term growth in global electronics industry -Expansion will support over 200 new jobs in advanced high-tech manufacturing

America Makes Announces Fall TRX Event

A technically focused and collaborative event to learn about the projects underway to advance additive manufacturing

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Voluntary benefits 101 A starter guide for busy employers
Voluntary benefits 101 A starter guide for busy employers

Voluntary benefits 101 A starter guide for busy employers

If there was ever a time to add voluntary benefits to your employees' compensation package, this is it. The tight labor market combined with supply chain bottlenecks, continued COVID-19 outbreaks, rising input costs and workforce challenges have helped drive a national trend of record high turnover rates for the manufacturing sector, making it imperative to evaluate compensation and benefits packages to remain competitive. The voluntary benefits 101 guide for manufacturers provides practical information about voluntary benefits without the jargon or complicated details. Download the guide.

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MiddleGround Capital

MiddleGround Capital is a private equity firm that invests in B2B companies in the industrial and specialty distribution sectors in the lower middle market in North America. We are differentiated as true operators who have experience working in and managing businesses that range from the lower middle market to Fortune 500 companies. We make control equity investments in businesses that can benefit from the hands-on operational expertise we bring to the table. We partner and align ourselves with management teams to execute a customized value creation program that drives equity value back to our investors as well as management. Our hands-on approach, in-house operational expertise and the friendly and hard-working demeanor of our team differentiate us from our peers.