Tag Archives: manufacturing

DOE Unveils New Carbon Reduction Initiatives; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy has launched two initiatives that aim to reduce the U.S. manufacturing and industrial sectors' carbon emissions under the larger Future of Manufacturing campaign. DOE said Thursday it will invest $42.3 million in new projects under a funding opportunity to achieve cleaner and more efficient manufacturing.

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DOE Invests $60M for Assessments Helping Manufacturers Become Energy-Efficient; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million into a group of universities to conduct industrial assessments that would help small and medium-sized businesses transition to energy-efficient manufacturing processes. The cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers will work on reducing carbon emissions, lowering energy costs and training energy-efficient workers of various manufacturers, DOE said Monday.

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Army, 2 Universities Team Up to Explore New Materials, Manufacturing Processes; Bryan Cheeseman Quoted

Bryan Cheeseman

The Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM ARL) has signed a five-year partnership agreement with two universities to conduct research into new materials and manufacturing processes. DEVCOM ARL, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee at Knoxville will collaborate on a project aimed at advancing systems for producing advanced materials that could support military equipment modernization priorities, the service said Monday.

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OMB Releases Guidance on Executive Order Implementation by Made in America Office

Executive Order

The Office of Management and Budget )OMB) has issued initial guidance with regard to the Made in America Office's implementation of an executive order signed in Jan. 2021 that directs federal agencies to buy U.S.-made products and services to support U.S. businesses, manufacturers and workers and strengthen the enforcement of Buy American laws.

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Biden Administration Seeks to Invest in Infrastructure Upgrades, Revitalize Manufacturing Under $2T American Jobs Plan

White House

The Biden administration has unveiled a plan to invest $2 trillion in infrastructure projects and job creation initiatives as part of efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy and compete with China. The administration also proposed the Made in America Tax Plan that seeks to implement corporate tax changes to raise money and help pay for investments stipulated in the American Jobs Plan. 

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Bipartisan Bill to Establish Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy; Sen. Rob Portman Quoted

Sen. Rob Portman

A group of six lawmakers has proposed a bipartisan bill that would establish a new office to help strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry and its workforce and improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The proposed Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act seeks to create a new office led by a chief manufacturing officer. 

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Report Proposes Strategy to Strengthen U.S. Defense Industrial Base

USAID Privacy Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) released on Thursday a report recommending a strategy to achieve a secure, innovative and resilient defense industrial base. The report cited the Pentagon’s move to issue an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework as a key development in the previous fiscal year.

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DOE Announces $124M Funding Opportunity for Domestic Manufacturing Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $123.6 million in funds to 46 projects to help advance technology innovation in support of domestic manufacturing efforts. The department’s office of energy efficiency and renewable energy also announced $44.7 million for cost-shared efforts and is funding the projects through its advanced manufacturing office.

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Ball Corporation to Launch New Aluminum End Manufacturing Facility

Ball Aerospace

Ball Corporation will develop a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility will begin production in early-2022 and expand over multiple years to create approximately 200 manufacturing jobs. Ball’s new facility will supply infinitely recyclable, lightweight aluminum ends to customers for growing beverage categories and brands. 

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ECS Enters Strategic Partnership with ISM; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Solutions Management (ISM), a business transformation accelerator that works with large organizations to drive successful Internet of Things (IoT) and IT strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with ISM,” said George Wilson, president of ECS and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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