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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.

While this industry still weathers perceptions linked to lingering images of yesteryear’s crowded floors, hazardous working conditions and gloomy factory lines filled with exhausted assembly workers, today’s factories tell a different story. One that’s a far cry from that of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

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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.

“When Plano’s $3 billion Legacy West project recently opened its doors, city leaders proclaimed it was the center of the universe,” wrote real estate editor Steve Brown in a recent Dallas Morning News article. “Well, the universe is expanding.”

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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 record-keeping 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...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Has Arrived

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.

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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.

Home to industry icons Texas Instruments,...

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Emerging North Texas Community of Midlothian 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.   

The companies just keep coming.

They hail from California, Japan, Chicago, Seattle, Canada, Memphis, Atlanta, the East Coast and beyond.

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