14th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo is the Place to be in June!

Did you know that the Department of Energy is the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government? Most small business owners do know and understand how useful this DOE event is for business education and networking. Bringing together representatives … Continue reading

Astro Machine Works will be Exhibiting at SAMPE Baltimore 2015

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) hosts the only conference and exhibition dedicated exclusively to advanced materials and processing. This show brings together professionals from science, academia, engineers, and industry for educational technical forums, panel … Continue reading

We Are Hiring!

Panel Builder/Electrician in our Assembly Department. This full-time position requires the ability to wire electrical panels and related items per customer schematics as well as the ability to do all types of electrical work including new machines, sub assemblies and … Continue reading

Why Buying Goods Made in the U.S. Makes Good Business Sense

Manufacturing has been a hot topic lately. The economic crisis in our country, in Europe, and in China has focused attention on finding ways to reduce expenses for all industries. In manufacturing, scrutiny of the supply chain and manufacturing locations … Continue reading

Timing Matters

In life, timing does matter. How many times have you thought that you were at the right (or wrong) place at the right (or wrong!) time? We’ve all felt like that and there are times when you have no control … Continue reading

What has Shale Gas Done for American Manufacturing?

A lot. We’ve seen the impact on lower manufacturing costs and increased employment but a new report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) finds the positive benefits of the “shale effect” may be greater than anyone realized. Because of the increases in … Continue reading

New Year, New Opportunities: 4 Manufacturing Trends to Expect for 2015

With the New Year here, now is the time to look back on past challenges and past success—but even more importantly, look ahead toward the future. The manufacturing industry is still seeing continued growth, innovation, and rebirth. U.S. manufacturing is … Continue reading

Aging Equipment Could Reverse Manufacturing’s Recovery

  There’s a universal fact that all American manufacturers can celebrate: in recent years, the industry has made an incredible comeback. Reshoring steadily continues, while manufacturers of all sizes are making the decision to start from scratch on American soil. … Continue reading

5 Ways Young People Can Prepare for Rewarding Manufacturing Careers

In our last blog, we discussed the manufacturing industry’s skilled labor shortage—the fact that 600,000 manufacturing jobs are currently unfilled, while the majority of manufacturing companies report a major shortage of workers, and expect it to get worse. While manufacturing … Continue reading

Bridging the Manufacturing Skills Gap: The Key to Our Country’s Prosperity

Manufacturing: the backbone of the economy, and the life source of American consumers. It’s responsible for every single thing we rely on daily, from the food we eat to the electronics we count on to the medical devices that save … Continue reading