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America Makes Inks $322M Agreement with Air Force Lab

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes has signed a new seven-year, $322 million cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The cost-sharing and reimbursement agreement will support the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology program. America Makes will directly support modernization priorities including hypersonics, cyber and artificial intelligence. “We have worked tirelessly together […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes has signed a new seven-year, $322 million cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The cost-sharing and reimbursement agreement will support the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology program. America Makes will directly support modernization priorities including hypersonics, cyber and artificial intelligence....

America Makes Helps Kick Off NFL Helmet Challenge

By Josh MedoreYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hours before the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off their rivalry game, representatives of the NFL, league partners and  researchers gathered in Youngstown to discuss about what the game may look like a decade from now.  While many strides have been taken to improve...

Commentary: Valley Can Help Lead Next Generation of Auto Manufacturing

By Eric Burkland, president of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association COLUMBUS, Ohio – Since the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution, Ohio has been recognized as the nation’s powerhouse of manufacturing. Manufacturing is in our DNA, and Ohioans have always manufactured the goods needed across the globe. Today, the world is on the cusp of one […]

By Eric Burkland, president of the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association COLUMBUS, Ohio – Since the beginning of the American Industrial Revolution, Ohio has been recognized as the nation’s powerhouse of manufacturing. Manufacturing is in our DNA, and Ohioans have always manufactured the goods needed across the globe. Today, the world is...

YSU Wins Top Awards at Additive Manufacturing Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three representatives of Youngstown State University – a faculty member, student and alumnae – took home the top awards at the Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster’s annual conference. Brett Conner, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and associate professor of Manufacturing Engineering at YSU, received the association’s Leadership Award. He has more […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three representatives of Youngstown State University – a faculty member, student and alumnae – took home the top awards at the Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster’s annual conference. Brett Conner, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and associate professor of Manufacturing Engineering at YSU, received the association’s...

YBI Launches Additive Manufacturing Training Courses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has launched a training program to bring additive manufacturing skills to the workforce of Ohio’s Appalachian counties. The initial group of courses – free to students and individuals employed in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana – are Additive 101, Advanced Materials, Prototyping […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator has launched a training program to bring additive manufacturing skills to the workforce of Ohio’s Appalachian counties. The initial group of courses – free to students and individuals employed in one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties, including Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana – are...

America Makes Launches Satellite Center at Wichita State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes will launch its third satellite center – and the first specific to a particular industry – at the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University. The research institute features 20 on-site labs “with representation by nearly every aerospace [original equipment manufacturer]” and is home to the Federal Aviation […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes will launch its third satellite center – and the first specific to a particular industry – at the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University. The research institute features 20 on-site labs “with representation by nearly every aerospace [original equipment manufacturer]” and is...

Ryan Introduces Bill to Spur Manufacturing Investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has introduced legislation that would aid small manufacturers through improved access to affordable loans, incentives for expansions and expanded assistance programs. The bill, Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America – or Sigma – Act, would also eliminate a mandated fee for Small Business Administration’s 504 loans to […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has introduced legislation that would aid small manufacturers through improved access to affordable loans, incentives for expansions and expanded assistance programs. The bill, Strengthening Investment to Grow Manufacturing in America – or Sigma – Act, would also eliminate a mandated fee for Small...

Juggerbot 3D Expands to Meet New Markets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Juggerbot 3D just got a little bigger and so did its products. The company, which designs and manufactures 3D printers, recently doubled its space in YBI’s Tech Block 5 building in order to accommodate new orders for larger additive manufacturing machines. “We just expanded to just over 3,000 square feet,” said Zac […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Juggerbot 3D just got a little bigger and so did its products. The company, which designs and manufactures 3D printers, recently doubled its space in YBI’s Tech Block 5 building in order to accommodate new orders for larger additive manufacturing machines. “We just expanded to just over...

Steelworkers at Arconic Reject Contract Proposal

WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2155 yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed agreement with Arconic Inc., formerly RMI Titanium, after working for nearly a year without a new contract. “Right now, we don’t know the reason why it failed,” said Jose Arroyo, staff representative for Steelworkers District 1 Sub District 1.  “Now, we’ll […]

WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio -- Members of United Steelworkers Local 2155 yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed agreement with Arconic Inc., formerly RMI Titanium, after working for nearly a year without a new contract. “Right now, we don’t know the reason why it failed,” said Jose Arroyo, staff representative for Steelworkers District 1...

R.G. Steel to Add Coating Business, 65 Jobs

PULASKI, Pa. – A company that manufactures guardrails, steel posts and sign supports used along roads and highways says it will add a new coating operation and create another 65 jobs. R.G. Steel Corp. plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility under a new sister company, R.G. Coatings LLC.  The new plant will allow the company […]

PULASKI, Pa. – A company that manufactures guardrails, steel posts and sign supports used along roads and highways says it will add a new coating operation and create another 65 jobs. R.G. Steel Corp. plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot facility under a new sister company, R.G. Coatings LLC.  The new...