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National Manufacturing Day Addresses the Industry's Biggest Challenge

October 07, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

Happy National Manufacturing Day!

As I mentioned my previous post, National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is meant to highlight the industry and introduce it to the next generation of workers. Today, October 7, more than 2,500 events are taking place in the U.S. and Canada — everything from roundtable discussions to plant tours for community members and, especially, K through 12 students and teachers. (Seriously, you should check out the events in your area. There’s a nifty interactive map on the MFG Day website.)

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Filed Under: News, Manufacturing, workforce

7 Factoids to Amaze Family & Friends for National Manufacturing Day

October 04, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors

Though it’s not a holiday on par with Halloween or Christmas, we’re just days away from National Manufacturing Day (it’s October 7th in case you weren’t aware). According to the official website, Manufacturing Day is described as “celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

It seemed like a good time to share some of the highlights from a list of manufacturing factoids compiled by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Armed with this information, you are sure to dazzle the folks at your next dinner party.

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Filed Under: News, Manufacturing

East West Invests in Wellington Drive

September 20, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing and Wellington Drive Enter Growth Partnership

Via Worth Magazine and PR Web

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Filed Under: In the News, News, New Zealand, Articles

Grand Opening of new Vietnam SMT Factory!

September 03, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

In late July, East West Manufacturing CEO, Scott Ellyson, made a trip to Vietnam for the grand opening of our new SMT factory. The Grand Inauguration celebration included Scott and local officials ceremoniously cutting the red ribbon officially declaring the factory open! East West is excited to offer SMT services through our new EMS division. Our new SMT lines are housed in our wholly-owned three building complex located in Ho Chi Minh City. East West's new EMS division is poised for growth with over 200,000 square feet of factory space available for producing and assembling PCBs and complete box build assemblies.

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Filed Under: Technology, Events, News, Vietnam

Scott Ellyson in Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia leaders rethink China strategy

August 27, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

(seen in Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 18, 2013, by Greg Bluestein)

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Filed Under: In the News, China, News, Articles

East West Manufacturing Featured in Industry Week

July 26, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

Technology plays a huge role in accomplishing everyday tasks at East West Manufacturing. Jeff Sweeney, co-founder and Executive Vice President of East West Manufacturing, was recently quoted in an article by Industry Week detailing how today's technology helped secure a deal with a customer across the globe with minimal time and effort.

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Filed Under: Technology, In the News, News, Articles

East West In the News: Move to India Paying Off

July 23, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

A global contract manufacturer emphasizing on "right-shoring" (what's Right-Shoring?), East West Manufacturing's new India office is paying off. The strategic move to open an Indian office located in Chennai, India during Spring 2012 was featured in a recent Global Atlanta article by Trevor Williams. The opening of the new India office adds to East West Manufacturing's diversified portfolio and enhances the strategic competitiveness for its customers by adding a new factory location to those already established in China and Vietnam.

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Filed Under: India, In the News, News

East West Container Wizard Nominated for TAG Award!

June 13, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing' s Container WizardTM was recently nominated for the TAG SSA Impact Awards! The nominations and finalists were decided by the TAG Southeastern Software Association (SSA), one of the founding members of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). East West Manufacturing was one of five finalists in the Corporate Internal Software Development category, along with AT&T Mobility, Kennesaw State University, LeasePlan USA, and Manheim. Lorrie Hendrickson, East West IT Manager, created the in-house Container WizardTM to help customers plan full container loads to maximize loading efficiency and freight costs. The Container WizardTM allows customers to create a new order or even make changes to existing orders via an easy-to-use tool. For more information about East West's Container WizardTM, visit our customer tools webpage.

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Filed Under: Technology, In the News, News, Customer Service

Right-shoring: Is it the best of offshoring and on-shoring?

May 23, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

[As seen in Smart Business Atlanta, May 2012]

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Filed Under: In the News, Economy, News, Articles, Vietnam

Vietnam SMT Line Installation at East West Factory | Part 2

April 29, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

Our Vietnam factory is continuing to make progress installing our new SMT lines! Last week all of the machines were aligned, leveled, wired and air was connected. Keeping the conveyors aligned is a challenge and typical problem in the industry, but our Vietnam team has several solutions in place to make sure any issue is quickly resolved.

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Filed Under: Engineering, News, Vietnam