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    Manufacturing embraces Iot Revolution; plant floors change dramatically

    Thanks to the IoT revolution and how its affecting advanced manufacturing, the stereotype of dark, dingey factories is becoming more and more outdated.  As manufacturing continues to embrace the IoT revolution, modern developments like lower prices and more advanced products coming off of assembly lines will only be expanded upon further. Expect to see yesterday's stereotypes of workers in hard hats and overalls replaced with tech-gurus at computers, handling machines with a single click of a button, as tech rapidly comes to build a bigger nest for itself within the manufacturing ecosystem.

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    Area manufacturers not so excited about Amazon headquarters in Chicago

    While Chicago elected officials do all they can to woo Amazon to move its new headquarters to the city, others familiar with the area's workforce and the challenges 10,000 new jobs in the city would bring aren't as optimistic about the project. Bringing Amazon to the Chicago area was one of several issues that came up during a panel discussion at the Technology & Manufacturing Association's annual Mayors & Manufacturers breakfast held at the group's Schaumburg headquarters in late September. 

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    Manufacturing finishes third quarter strong, new report says

    Manufacturing orders appear to be back on track for the end of 2017's third quarter, the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report said.   

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