Anybody out there?

January 1st, 2022

The pandemic may be loosening its stranglehold in many parts of the U.S. but its effects are still being felt across the country in the form of supply issues, logistic and transportation challenges, and labor shortages. The latter may be the most vexing of all for business owners who see the jobs coming back but […]

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Leading women: strength, innovation and growth

January 1st, 2020

As dedicated industry professionals, women are running companies, developing innovative new products and meeting the challenges of a global marketplace. Our six subjects have varied backgrounds and career paths, but the advice they offer is surprisingly similar: engage, learn and toot your own horn. by Laurie Junker A woman starting a manufacturing company might not […]

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Leonard joins Ex-Im advisory committee

November 6th, 2019

Kathie Leonard, NCTO board member and president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc., has been appointed to serve as the U.S. textile industry representative on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) 2019 advisory committee. Leonard started Auburn Manufacturing, a producer of heat- and fire-resistant textiles used worldwide, in 1979. In her role on the advisory committee, Leonard […]

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