Utah Needs a Long-term Strategy to Address its Worker Shortage

Jeff Steagall | Standard Examiner - February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018
The Utah economy, like much of the American economy, is booming as 2018 begins. The recent tax bill will likely provide fuel for a further short-term boost. Good news, right? But as our strong local economic engine creates jobs, who will fill them? In November 2017, Utah’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, significantly lower than our long-term average of 4.94 percent. Indeed, the unemployment rate is so low that nearly anyone who wants a job.... Read More
Utah Needs a Long-term Strategy to Address its Worker Shortage

The Utah economy, like much of the American economy, is booming as 2018 begins.

Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?

Sara Black | Composites World - December 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave? EmergenTek, a Utah company, weighs in. About 250 years ago, steam-powered machines began to displace manual labor in the Industrial Revolution. A Second Industrial Revolution, spurred mainly by electrical power, enabled the assembly lines and factory workflow. Think Henry Ford’s Model T. In the 1960s, computers spawned a Third Industrial Revolution, birthing digital design software and robotics. Key.... Read More
Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?

As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave? EmergenTek, a Utah company, weighs in.

Presidents New Space Policy Makes a Major Impact in Utah

RaeAnn Christensen | KUTV News - December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
To the moon and on to Mars. President Trump's new space policy is already making a major impact right here in Utah. That’s because parts of the rockets NASA sends up to space are built in Northern Utah. Monday, Dec. 11, Trump signed a space Policy Directive, which is a plan to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars. “We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars and perhaps, someday, to many.... Read More
Presidents New Space Policy Makes a Major Impact in Utah

Charlie Precourt, the vice president and general manager of Propulsions Systems at Orbital ATK, and a former NASA astronaut said this announcement is a big deal for Utah.