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4 Documents That Could Help You Win More Contracts

There’s no magic combination of things that will guarantee your business wins a contract bid, but there are some documents that many consider necessary to include with your bid. The important documents below may help you win contracts if you prepare them correctly.

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Video: Brew Up Your Own Craft Beer At Home

You can now bring the bar to your house with the latest technology from Australia’s Coopers Brewery and their BrewArt offering. With the use of two pieces of equipment and your smartphone, you make your make favorite craft beers in the privacy of your own home.

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3 Roadblocks to IoT Adoption In The Supply Chain

Everywhere you look today, it seems as though the Internet of Things is becoming an increasingly prominent part of our everyday lives. However, there are a few challenges which are preventing the supply chain from taking full advantage of the technology. 

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Video: From 0 To 100 In Record Time

Engineering students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts claimed a new world record while completing their latest motorsports project.

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3 Ways To Cut Through The Marketing ROI Clutter

When it comes to measuring marketing ROI, there’s no shortage of data available. In fact, over the last five years, more than 3,600 martech vendors have entered the industry, giving business owners and marketing teams the ability to track every move their customers make, from opening emails to viewing pages to commenting on social media.

As a result, companies are armed with more data than ever before. Unfortunately, however, there’s so much information available that it can be easy to lose focus on the marketing metrics that really matter to your company. To help keep you from falling down the data rabbit hole, here are three things you can do to cut through the clutter:  

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Celebrating The Independent American Manufacturer

In honor of the Fourth of July, is not only celebrating Independence Day, but also celebrating the independent American manufacturers that contribute so much to our country throughout the year. And while there are a multitude of reasons to appreciate these small and mid-sized businesses, we wanted to highlight two in particular – job creation and innovation.

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Want To Help Grow Your Manufacturing Business?

The manufacturing industry is going through a revival, and now may be the perfect time to think about growing your business. There’s a lot to be considered when deciding whether or not to expand your business, like if you have enough employees to take on new work, if you can afford to hire more employees or pay current workers overtime, if you’re in a good position to get loans or credit, and where you can even find new clients. If you decide to take the leap, consider these tips to help you get started and tackle common challenges along the way.

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Video: Laying Spacecrafts To Rest

Ever wonder what happens to a spacecraft when it can no longer be used? Our friends at Industrial Equipment News have the scoop on the safest place on Earth to bury decommissioned spacecrafts:

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What's Missing From Your Online Marketing?

At, we speak with thousands of industrial and B2B buyers every year, and we are constantly asking them what they look for when evaluating new suppliers. Here’s what we found out: the list is growing.

Today’s buyers scour the web looking for as many details as they can find before creating their shortlists of potential partners. Unfortunately, many manufacturers and job shops leave out important information on their websites, or even in their profiles on, which can prevent them from making more shortlists.

Stop missing out on shortlists by ensuring that your online marketing isn't missing these key details: 

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