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Pearl Jam may have been a pioneer of “grunge rock,” but that doesn’t mean they want to leave behind a messy planet. So the Seattle-based band has teamed with a Kansas resin maker and a Washington state molder to sell luggage tags for members of its Ten Club fan club made from bio-based, compostable plastics.
As part of AJAC's and Workforce Snohomish's 10-week pre-apprenticeship training program, the Manufacturing Academy, students are given the opportunity during each cohort to tour a handful of local-area manufacturing companies, to fully understand the soft and technical skills needed to become a productive employee
Read this article on the return of American manufacturing (by the Wall Street Journal) here: http://on.wsj.com/1DX2SR1.
Manufacturing is complex and its production processes increase the demand for raw materials, energy, construction, and services from a broad array of supplying industries. Additionally, many functions previously completed within manufacturing companies—from back-office operations and accounting to some types of logistics—are now contracted to other service providers and hence not counted as part of the manufacturing sector.