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Northrop Grumman wins $555 million Air Force deal
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has landed a more than half-billion dollar deal to modernize the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk fleet.
The Department of Defense late Monday announced the $555 million contract, which includes engineering work, design, development and retrofits for the unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS’ or UAV’s. It falls under Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif.
GM to invest $16B in U.S. operations
General Motors Co. will spend about $16 billion to bolster its U.S. plants during the next three years, according to Bloomberg, and that bodes well for the Dayton region.
While GM closed its Moraine truck assembly plant more than four years back, it still has a big impact here.
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U.S. manufacturing is resurging. High transportation costs, favorable currency exchange rates, and the benefits of suppliers’ being closer to their customers favor the “reshoring” of manufacturing to the U.S. as well as investment and purchasing in the U.S. by overseas manufacturers.
The U.S. automotive industry is poised to return to levels of production last seen in the early 2000s. Major U.S.
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Mazak Manufacturing Scholarship targets Cincinnati students
Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky., believes manufacturers have a vested interest in guiding and funding advanced manufacturing education to ensure adequate levels of skilled and educated labor necessary for keeping U.S. manufacturing strong and growing. As part of its commitment to building tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce, Mazak has provided $24,000 to the SME Education Foundation for the creation of the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship.