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Be In-The-Know With These Top 7 Manufacturing Blogs

Posted by IndustrySelect on Tuesday, August 13, 2019



Finding industrial business solutions is straightforward with IndustrySelect. With a database of over 400,000 manufacturers, a subscriber receives access to company information, key personnel and industry profiles.

While we recommend using IndustrySelect if you're looking to connect with specific companies, if you would like to further expand your manufacturing knowledge and explore different perspectives, we suggest perusing these 7 industry blogs.

Alliance For American Manufacturing (AAM)

A non-profit, non-partisan group founded by leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers, the AAM's charter is to support American manufacturing through smart public policy.

They fulfill this mission through research, advocacy, public education and coalition building around issues that affect the manufacturing sector.

Interesting posts:

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In addition to being the largest networking company in the world, Cisco is also deeply involved in the integration of technology into manufacturing, and issues such as digital security, automation, "internet of things" (IoT) and plant modernization.

Interesting posts:

• Industrial applications: What does a successful deployment look like?
• How to Use IoT to Improve Plant Profitability


IndustryNet is an industrial marketplace, connecting buyers with suppliers. The site provides listings of 400,000 U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of more than 10,000 products and services for quoting and sourcing.

In addition to these activities, they also maintain a blog filled with current topics in manufacturing, top companies, state news, and resources for industrial marketing and sourcing.

Interesting posts:

• The Month in New Manufacturing Plants
• 5 Reasons for Sourcing A Local Metal Fabricator

Manufacturing Transformation

Run by the Apriso division of Dassault Systems, this blog acts as a community forum for manufacturing and supply chain experts to share ideas, experiences and concepts.

A wide variety of authors means that this blog brings a very diverse set of observations and information to its readers.

Interesting posts:

• An Interview With Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing (WiM)
• Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need To Keep in Mind (Part 1)


The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation is a non-profit organization that connects industry leaders with the information they need to make efficient and smart decisions in their business.

MAPI also hosts conferences, professional development and online communities.

Interesting posts:

• Generation Z: They're Here and They're About to Change the Workforce Forever (Part 1)
• Increasing Productivity by Building Resilience

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST was formed in 1901 by Congress as a means to improve America's measurement infrastructure. As a physical science laboratory, NIST has been instrumental in developing many technological firsts such as the national electrical safety code, the first automated guided missile and the world's first DNA profiling standard.

Interesting posts:

• It's Cool to Be A Manufacturing Engineering Major Again
• Acting Fast to Slow Machinist Turnover


Shopfloor is the blog of the National Association of Manufacturers. Targeted to legislators and public officials who may not be familiar with the contributions of manufacturing to the national economy, Shopfloor is used as a resource by various media outlets and policy influencers.

Interesting posts:

• Creators Wanted: BASF Testifies on Upskilling America Following Key White House Workforce Announcements
• Manufacturing Will Remain Front and Center in the 116th Congress

Connecting with the Manufacturing World

Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge of manufacturing or looking to do business with manufacturers, MNI data provides a wealth of information on the nation's manufacturing sector. 

Learn more about how an IndustrySelect subscription can put you in direct contact with 400,000 U.S. manufacturers.



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