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Deconstructing What It Means To Be An Advanced Manufacturing Company

August 16, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

Technology is leaving its footprint everywhere. And perhaps one of the deepest imprints can be found in the manufacturing industry.

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Midlothian, TX: No Gridlock, No Hassle

August 15, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

While no one can deny the phenomenal development underway north of Dallas, industry experts report that traffic congestion and tightening labor pools in Frisco and Plano are translating into new appeal for outlying Dallas-Fort Worth communities.

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How Blockchain is Leading the Advanced Manufacturing Transformation

August 10, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

The term ‘blockchain’ is becoming increasingly familiar in the industry, but you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who truly knows what it is. According to Automation World, a blockchain is “an unalterable peer-to-peer recordkeeping system that enables communities to securely record and share information.” And because of the advancement of manufacturing through the implementation of technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, and robotics, the need...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

August 08, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Over the past three centuries America and Europe have experienced three Industrial Revolutions. Most people are familiar with the first, which brought steam, textile, and iron production to Europe and America in the 19th century, significantly shifting society away from rural, agrarian norms. The second revolution introduced mass production through steel, oil, and electricity towards the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century. And the Third Industrial Revolution,...

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North Texas’ High-Tech Evolution

August 08, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Could there be another Silicon Valley tech hub in the making?

Industry experts believe so. And it might be taking shape right here in our own backyard.

According to multiple high-tech gurus, the Dallas area is one to watch when it comes to high-tech employment, tech startups and advanced manufacturing. In fact, in 2015, Dallas was tapped as one of the geekiest cities in the United States by Mintigo, a predictive marketing firm in San Mateo, Calif.

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Emerging North Texas Community Offers Skills Solutions

August 08, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Facebook. Boeing. Toyota. FedEx. Kubota Tractor. Amazon. Softtek. C&S Propeller. Pegasus Food. OKI Data Americas. Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies. United Parcel Service.   

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Why Texas is Well Positioned for Advanced Manufacturers

 

As the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things continues to revolutionize the world of manufacturing, manufacturers across the nation are quickly adopting these new technologies to improve and grow their business operations. In response, states are competing to position themselves as an ideal location for this new-breed manufacturing and working to improve the climate for the manufacturers they already have, while also attracting new clients to bring in. By doing so, they hope to bolster...

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Housing Growth Still Booming

According to the most recent School District Strategies report, residential construction activity doesn’t show any sign of letting up in the Midlothian Independent School District. The report indicates builders started 223 and closed 153 new homes in the district during the first quarter of 2017. This represents the most starts in a quarter in more than 6 years and the most closings in a single quarter since 2008.

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Statewide Incentives for Advanced Manufacturing

Since the advent of Ford’s first assembly line in 1913 (and arguably even earlier than that with the textile and millwork plants of the Industrial Revolution), the manufacturing industry has been dominant in the American workforce.  The addition of technology through the years has been a threat to this, threatening jobs and creating a fear for the future of workers in the industry. However, new technology has also created new needs, and thus the manufacturing industry is coming back to life....

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The Industrial Internet of Things and The Future of Manufacturing

Over the past couple of decades the internet has changed the way we work and live, revolutionizing and disrupting just about every industry from retail to healthcare. Productivity has increased as costs have decreased, all while providing better products and services to consumers. Yet for all it’s impact, one of the industries that has seen great changes and improvements from the rise of the internet has been one people tend not to expect —manufacturing.

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