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Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes explores the recent growth in air travel in this latest video that looks at manufacturing sectors. 

Guckes says that, as air traffic increases, the aerospace manufacturing industry can look forward to similar growth. Guckes and Gardner Intelligence are associated with Products Finishing and assist on many programs, including the Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

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Is your company positioned to defend a cyberattack? How about a sudden economic downturn? If the answer to either of these questions is no, the organizers of International ThermProcess Summit (ITPS) and International Finishing & Coatings Summit (IFCS) say they have two must-attend sessions for you.

As manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized, industrial internet hacking is of rising concern to businesses. Learn how the FBI is addressing this significant issue when Chad Hunt, Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Atlanta office, presents “Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Business Secure.”

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BASF says the need to stay authentic in a world where technology continues to blur the lines between reality and artificiality is the driving force behind its 2018-19 Automotive Color Trends theme, “Keep it Real.”

As innovations such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and robotic industrialization take hold, the return to the human element—people’s needs and emotions—becomes increasingly important, the company says. Designers at its BASF Coatings division translated these observations into a collection of 65 colors for automotive surfaces.

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From the manufacturing floor to the football field, delivering consistent performance excellence is critical to team success. That’s the topic Dr. Amber Selking will drive home at the International ThermProcess Summit (ITPS) and International Finishing & Coatings Summit (IFCS) taking place later this month in Atlanta, Georgia.

The mind is an often untapped and unrealized source of energy, efficiency and effectiveness. Through her experiences working in manufacturing for SPX Corp. and as the mental performance consultant for the University of Notre Dame football team, Dr. Selking developed a methodology for building a championship mindset. This methodology emphasizes the power of positive psychology and how we can exercise, train and discipline our brains to improve performance and leadership skills. Mastering that discipline enables us to begin to transform how we live individually and impact how our teams function at work.

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