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By Bill Rosin and Brian Balow | Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC | 1/18/2017
In 2015, nearly 30 percent of all cyberattacks in the manufacturing sector occurred in the automotive industry. Today, the industry finds itself at a crossroads, as larger numbers of connected and autonomous vehicles begin to reach the broader consumer marketplace. This week on the blog, Bill Rosin and Brian Balow of Mich.-based Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, a law firm providing legal counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to other publicly and privately owned businesses, discuss why cybersecurity and the public perception of vehicle safety and brand strength are more important than ever.
By Jeff Jorge | Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP | 1/11/2017
The choice of how to view the world in doing business globally — to find opportunity, to decide with whom to partner in conquering it, and what to do next — all start with the slant of one’s prism. And this very conflict and complexity is what drives the world to be both a hard place to do business and one that’s filled with opportunity, says Jeff Jorge, principal and international growth services practice leader at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Join him Jan. 23 for Automation Alley’s Global Business and Economic Outlook for 2017 and Beyond and learn how to smartly navigate the uncertainty, change and opportunity in the global marketplace.
1/10/2017
Meet Goodwill Industries, Automation Alley’s 2016 Member Company of the Year.
1/10/2017
Automation Alley added 12 new members in December. Click the link below to meet them.
1/10/2017
Automation Alley 7Cs™ client Vanderplaats discusses how the program has benefited their company.
By Jennifer Akoma | Airfoil Group | 1/4/2017
When it comes to finding top talent, there’s no silver bullet, says Jennifer Akoma, vice president of human resources for Airfoil. But if your company can control the message that you want candidates or potential candidates to receive, you will have a leg up on the competition.
12/28/2016
We're closing out 2016 with a look back on our top five most popular blog posts of the year.
By Pavan Muzumdar | Automation Alley | 12/21/2016
Over the past few years, there's been a significant rise in the popularity of podcasts. The way we consume media continues to evolve with new technology, and so have podcasts, which have become easily accessible blogs for our ears. Podcasts are a subject near and dear to my heart, not only because I'm an avid listener, but also because podcasts allow for a deeper dive into subject matter, a way to get you thinking differently, and to open your mind to new ideas and concepts. Whatever your interest, there is a podcast out there for you. 
12/14/2016
As we near the end of 2016, we invite you to take a look back at some of the moments we were most proud of as an organization this year.
By Jeff Krause | SME | 12/7/2016
The recent election made it more clear than ever that manufacturing remains singularly and critically important to America and our economic foundation. The noise got really loud when the topic turned to manufacturing employment. “We need jobs. We need to bring jobs back.”

That plays well to some voting blocks, writes Jeff Krause, CEO, of SME, but it isn’t acknowledging a stark reality: manufacturing jobs exist and there are huge numbers of unfilled positions. Right now. All over the country. The challenge? Any manufacturing employer could tell you: finding those with the skills and abilities to accept the rewarding, well-paid opportunities being offered.

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