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Pumps are critical to fluid motion and control. Commercial pumps are mainly focused on two sectors: oil and gas and water management systems. However, pump and pumping equipment manufacturers of all types are needed in virtually every industry and for an overwhelming majority of machines.

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Finding clients with freight to haul can be a challenging and complicated process. Freight brokers, trucking companies and logistics service providers are all subject to the same issues.



Let's take a closer look at some of these challenges and solutions that can help your business overcome freight related challenges.
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Social selling is the act of engaging directly with potential customers through any number of social media platforms, including (but not limited to) Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. There are many advantages to social selling, and anyone who does not use this method is losing business.



However, there are several things that you want to avoid. Discover some common dos and don'ts to ensure you use this method to its fullest extent.
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With its low business costs and abundant natural resources, the state of Louisiana is home to a number of powerful manufacturing companies, especially those in the petrochemical and oil industries. Today, we're taking a deep dive into the state's manufacturing sector, providing key industrial facts, insights, and covering the largest industrial companies in Louisiana.
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Illinois is a major manufacturing hub, home to 15,902 industrial companies, making it a top state to keep on your radar. Today, we're going to delve into the most recent trends on Illinois' rich and varied manufacturing sector and explore some of the state's top companies.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has radically changed the way America works, with 44% of U.S. employees working from home (compared to 17% before the Pandemic). So how do professionals view the prospect of returning to the office? This article will explore some key statistics gathered from around the web that illuminate the work-from-home experience and how professionals are feeling about a potential return to the office.
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New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the U.S. manufacturers added twice the number of jobs last month than reported in February, as new orders and production soared. But which industries within the manufacturing world gained jobs? Let's take a look at the numbers.
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The last thing you want to do on a sales call is sound like everybody else. But you also don't want to put your foot in your mouth and lose business as a result.



There is a way to find the perfect balance of unique but competent. Below are a few examples of what to avoid saying on a sales call and what you can say as an alternative.
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The U.S. has historically housed a robust industrial machine manufacturing industry, and that hasn't changed heading in 2021. While the Asia-Pacific region holds around 48% of the current industrial machine manufacturing market, the U.S. boasts another 20%, marking it as a standout - even when butted up against superpowers such as China. Currently the sector is valued at $223.6 billion in 2021 and its market growth size in 2021 is pegged at 10.4% over 2020. This article will take a look at the largest industrial machinery manufacturers in the U.S.

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Looking to do business in Arkansas? If you're specifically targeting manufacturers in Arkansas, having a deep understanding of the state's manufacturing climate can help.



Today, we're exploring some key facts and insights on Arkansas manufacturing and providing information on the ten largest factories in the state.
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In a hopeful sign for the U.S. manufacturing sector in March, we saw a number of new manufacturing plants and expansions announced in March, reflecting high demand for pharmaceuticals, packaging, food and beverage and electronic products.



Spanning ten states and representing billions in investment and thousands of new jobs, these are the new manufacturing operations announced this busy month.
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Thanks to AI, machine learning and chatbots, successful companies are learning how to leverage live chat as a sales tool. Unsuccessful companies install out-of-the-box solutions that are the computerized versions of calling a company and, after an endless series of menu choices, listening to elevator music for an hour.



On the contrary, the main advantage of live chat is that it provides an instant response to your customers' questions. Your customers may not always be able to contact you during regular business hours. Live chat provides them the opportunity to get their basic questions answered and a time frame as to when you can address more complex issues.

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Looking to do business with Kentucky manufacturers? Having a deep understanding of the state�s manufacturing climate can help when it comes to talking to Kentucky manufacturers.



Today, we're exploring some key facts and insights on Kentucky manufacturing and providing information on the ten largest factories in the state.
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Last week, the Labor Department released its employment summary, which found U.S. manufacturers added just 20,000 jobs in February. Yet, in its most recent analysis of factory job openings, the BLS reported the U.S. manufacturing sector has reached a near-record number of unfilled positions.
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"Cold calling" is an inaccurate name for what is actually very productive and, in many cases, friendly business conversations. Misunderstanding the purpose of cold calling and using outdated strategies can hurt your ability to form relationships with potential clients. Take a look at some ways you can improve your cold call performance to avoid that.
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New data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the U.S. manufacturing sector bounced back slightly in February, recovering all of the jobs the sector lost in January -- and then some. But which industries within the manufacturing world gained jobs? Let's take a look at the numbers.
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As with many things in today's world, automotive stamping companies are facing a shifting environment. Between tariffs, growth opportunities and increasing jobs, this industry is trending towards more positive change than can be said for other sectors. Let's take a closer look at the climate.

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How many emails do you receive each day? Of those, how many do you actually read? Be even more brutally honest with yourself. Would you actually read or act on the emails your company sends?



Industry statistics suggest the average open rate is only 15.1%. Of those �opens,� the click-through rate is a mere 2.05%.
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Looking to do business in Iowa? Having a deep understanding of the state's manufacturing climate can help when it comes to talking to Iowa manufacturers. Today, we�re exploring some key facts and insights on Iowa manufacturing and providing information on the ten largest factories in the state.
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The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to show signs of strength in 2021. New orders and output continue to trend up, while more industrial buyers are looking for supplies closer to home.



And in an especially encouraging sign for the U.S. manufacturing sector, we saw a number of new manufacturing plants opening in February 2021. Many of the new enterprises were in response to the pandemic, either producing critical supplies, or responding to new consumer demand.



Others were seen in the transportation equipment, food industry and cannabis. Today, we are going to explore the new manufacturing plants announced this busy month.
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COVID-19 has disrupted global supply chains, and as a result, manufacturers are facing challenges like shipping delays and closures from some of their suppliers. They're turning to new suppliers and partners to adapt.



In fact, in April 2020, the industrial marketplace IndustryNet saw category searches increase by 42%. This trend reflects the growing number of manufacturers looking for domestic supplies.
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Looking to do business in Alabama? Having some insight into the state's manufacturing climate can give you a big advantage when it comes to talking to Alabama manufacturers.



Today, we're exploring the latest statistics on Alabama's manufacturing sector and providing information on the ten largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." -Proverb



Substitute "sale" for "fish" and that Proverb applies to your company. There are as many ways to fish as there are fishermen. Some techniques work better than others, depending on your desired outcome. For highly-qualified B2B leads, nearly half of marketing departments surveyed rely on account-based marketing to increase their ROI.
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Electronic components are critical to U.S. industries. In fact, average sales approached $303 billion last year, making up 1.5% of all manufacturing sales.



MNI's data on the electronic components industry can help you get a handle on this lucrative market.
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Ask any salesperson, and they will say that sales is the most important position in the company because it drives revenue. Ask any marketer, and they will say that marketing is the most important position in the company because their words drive the leads.



Smarketing relies on putting egos aside and realizing that the two teams are intertwined. A combined approach of sales and marketing, with each recognizing and appreciating the strengths of the other, produces higher-quality marketing materials and higher-dollar sales closures.
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New data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the U.S. manufacturing sector shed jobs for the first time since the height of the pandemic-related job losses suffered in the spring of 2020. But which specific industries lost and gained jobs? We'll take a look at that in a moment, but first let's let the general takeaways from the employment summary.

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With a robust economy, abundant capital funding, an educated workforce, and sharp focus on technology and innovation, Minnesota has a lot to offer manufacturers. According to CNBC�s Best States for Business list, the state of Minnesota ranks 7th in the nation for business conditions, scoring an "A" for technology and innovation, and an "A+" for education.



Today, we're exploring the latest statistics on Minnesota's robust manufacturing sector and diving into the ten largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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B2B sales professionals face a raft of obstacles and challenges, from the prospecting stage to pitching a proposal to closing a deal. But it's important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to common presumptions in B2B sales. Keep moving forward with these 21 eye-opening sales & prospecting statistics!
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The textile industry ranks among the oldest manufacturing industries in the United States, starting with Samuel Slater's yarn spindle plant, established in Rhode Island in the year 1790.



The industry has expanded significantly since then, but suffered greatly from the Great Depression and other more recent factors such as COVID-19 and trade disputes. Nevertheless, this industry remains a critical one. This article will explore some of the key facts and trends in the textile industry in 2021 and will explore the industry's largest textile mills.
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U.S. manufacturers started out 2021 on an especially strong note. New orders, production and employment remain in expansion territory, while domestic sourcing continues to trend up on the industrial marketplace IndustryNet.



And, in a particularly good sign for the U.S. manufacturing sector, we saw a flurry of new plant announcements in January 2021. Several new facilities opened up in response to the pandemic, while some major new operations were announced in the transportation equipment, biotech and cannabis industries. Today, we are going to explore the new manufacturing plants announced this busy month.
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