Entries by Monica Adams

Making Manufacturing Day Count

While the entire month of October is designated as Manufacturing Month, each year there is one day set aside to focus on this sector. On Friday, October 6th, Pentaflex celebrated Manufacturing Day by hosting 180 middle and high school students. The children came from our local Career Technology Center and our new STEM school, so […]

Encouraging Women in STEM Through Manufacturing Internships

In recent years, there has been an overall decline in the number of people entering manufacturing, although there is an increase in manufacturing jobs. With a decline in skilled workers entering the market, companies are having to find ways to attract good talent. One way Pentaflex is doing this is by hiring and training interns. […]

Filling the Trucking Talent Gap with Autonomous Vehicles

There are 1.7 million truck drivers in the country. But more are needed! From retail and ecommerce deliveries, to garbage collection, to even manoeuvring difficult terrains like underground mines, almost every aspect of civilized life requires powerful big-rigs to come to the rescue. The Trucking Talent Gap Unfortunately, trucking has developed an image that is […]

MEMA Comments on Proposed Changes to NAFTA

The new US administration has brought with it a number of proposed changes. One of these changes involves updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. As the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents 1,000 vehicle and component manufacturers and suppliers, the organization aims to educate policy […]

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Changing NOx Requirements

Reducing harmful emissions from engine exhaust has been a goal for years, with new designs and energy sources constantly being introduced to combat pollution. Recently, numerous government agencies petitioned the EPA for stricter regulations surrounding nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions. Specifically, the EPA regulations would target heavy duty on-road trucks, buses, and other similar vehicles. The […]

Meet Pentaflex at FABTECH 2016

It’s that time of year again when the leaves fall, the weather cools, and those in the metal forming, fabricating, finishing, and welding industries get together at FABTECH, a leading event for metal manufacturers.  Attending FABTECH is a yearly event for us where we look forward to connecting with other industry professionals as well as […]

Recapping Manufacturing Day Events This October

We aren’t just a company. We are a part of the communities we serve—the local community and the manufacturing community. It isn’t often that those two groups come together but they do on Manufacturing Day. We feel it is important to participate and open our doors to show off our skills and what manufacturing means […]