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Larry Adams

Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).

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5 issues affecting manufacturing in 2022

The manufacturing industry has many issues facing them in 2022, such as a worker shortage, ongoing pandemic, supply of raw materials and components, and workforce scheduling. What should the focus be?  Inform, the optimization specialist based in Aachen, Germany, has compiled a list of five needs that should be addressed in 2022.