Author Archives: Amanda Tomaini Lamela

Tech helps defense contractors gain accuracy, speed

Earlier this week, I was looking at some of the manufacturing articles on the Today’s Motor Vehicles website. I came across an interesting one about a more streamlined way for defense contractors to have their products approved for R&D and manufacturing. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining launched… Read more »

Charlotte CFMA seeks sponsors for 2019 Casino Night

With Christmas just around the corner, the folks at CFMA Charlotte are hoping their stockings will have a bit extra stuffing this year. Right now, the Construction Financial Management Association branch is looking for sponsors for its 2019 Casino Night, which is set to take place Thursday, Feb. 21. “It’s… Read more »

South Carolina Builds Pipeline to Lean Manufacturing Jobs

Last year, the folks at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina, noticed a major problem: What do you do when lean manufacturing jobs come to town but your local population isn’t qualified to fill them? It was big news back in 2015 when Volvo announced its first-ever American factory… Read more »

Sage Summit 2019: Returning to a U.S. coast near you

Kerstin Demko, the director of Sage North America’s Partner Marketing, announced the self-proclaimed worst kept secret last Thursday: Sage Summit 2019 will take place this year. And once again, Sage has listened to its customers and partners. Even more interesting: Sage received some feedback on the changes even before it… Read more »

BIM technology can help alleviate construction labor shortage

It’s no secret the construction industry is suffering through a labor shortage. However, it continues to be an oddity that in an era of the lowest unemployment since the 1950s and an uptick in the economy that construction companies still can’t find enough workers. Earlier this year, we looked at… Read more »

Be kind to your software partner: Schedule year end projects now

The fiscal year of 2018 has ended for many companies but the calendar year of 2018 is moving right along. This means while some companies are finally taking a deep breath, others are getting ready for the rush for the final three months of the year. This is especially true… Read more »

Hurricane season reminds companies to protect assets, data

Last week, Hurricane Florence slowly made its way through North Carolina and South Carolina. While she wreaked havoc on the coast, she also made a mess in the Piedmont where Practical Software Solutions is located. While the Carolinas aren’t in the hurricane cross hairs as much as other parts of… Read more »

Plug And Cutting Conference canceled, may be rescheduled

This morning, AmericanHort announced it canceled the 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference, which was scheduled to take place Sept. 17-19 in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Shanan Atkinson, the trade show manager for AmericanHort, the threat of Hurricane Florence will likely cause not only travel issues, but also flooding is… Read more »

AmericanHort keeping eyes on Hurricane Florence, Carolinas

Yesterday morning, AmericanHort sent out an e-mail to their 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference to say they’re keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence. In its 2 p.m. Eastern advisory on Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports Hurricane Florence, category 4 storm, is located about 845 miles east southeast of Cape… Read more »

Smaller conferences are great for growers

That gust of wind you feel at the beginning of summertime is growers in the horticulture industry finally getting a chance to breathe after a strenuous spring. It’s one of the reasons why the Cultivate trade show in July is so popular: It’s like a harvest festival after the spring… Read more »