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With its low business costs, top-notch infrastructure, and generous incentive programs, Indiana is a major state for manufacturing, home to some major names in the pharmaceutical, automotive and steelmaking industries. This article will explore some key statistics on Indiana's manufacturing sector and provide a look at the state's top companies.
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Finding quality leads in a sector as niche as manufacturing can be a real challenge. On Thursday, August 12th, MNI hosted the weekly Tweetchat #USAMfgHour and dedicated the hour to discussing the challenges of generating quality leads in manufacturing. The #USAMfgHour Tweetchat was especially revealing, with manufacturers sharing a bounty of insights on data decay, the pandemic's impact on communicating with prospects, lead qualification, top lead generation resources and the pros and cons of lists, and more. Today, we're sharing some of these insightful comments from manufacturers on lead generation in their niche.

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When it comes to sales, good marketing is critical. It's even more important that good marketing tactics target your key audience in an accessible way. This is especially important for manufacturers. Indeed, sometimes there are unavoidable obstacles to overcome in a crowded marketplace. Other times, there are industry-related issues such as a technology gap. It is also not uncommon for the chain of command in the manufacturing industry to forgo the use of email. With that being said, a strong and effective sales methodology is how you can avoid these types of issues and keep a successful business.

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South Dakota's tax climate ranks among the best in the U.S and has a strong manufacturing economy. The state's abundant natural resources attract a wide range of agricultural and food processing enterprises. Yet, it is also home to some big names in medical device manufacturing, wood products, packaging and more.



Let's take a look at the latest facts on South Dakota's industrial sector and explore the state's ten largest companies.
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New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the U.S. manufacturing sector added jobs in July, while job openings in the sector remain at historic levels. Explore the industries that hired in July and those that struggled to hire workers.
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Welcome to Part Three of our "Common Client Concerns and How to Address Them" series, where we give salespeople and marketers in the manufacturing industry the tools they need to outpace competitors and seal deals.



Last week, we took a look at some winning responses to clients who say they need more time to think over your proposal.



But what about those prospects who are too busy to even take your call?

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Even though digitalization has hurt publishers, there is a strong demand for printing equipment in areas like packaging and custom printing products. Printing machinery manufacturers are embracing modern technologies to offer products that are more performing, connected and sustainable.
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Utah is a truly unique manufacturing state. Home to some top manufacturers making everything from electronics to medical devices and rocket propulsion systems to essential oils, Utah is renowned for its low business costs and educated workforce.



Let's take a look at the latest trends in Utah's eclectic industrial sector and explore the state�s ten largest companies.
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As demand for U.S. manufactured goods continues to soar, a number of new manufacturing facilities were announced in July, with new operations poised to churn out a wide range of products, from advanced medicines to food coatings, mattresses, refrigerators, roofing materials and more. Notably, one company announced this month that it has exceeded its reshoring goals by 20% this year. Let's take a look at the most exciting new plant announcements made in July.
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Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are everywhere. Indeed, from cars to appliances, there is a huge demand for these components. In spite of supply chain issues during COVID-19, printed circuit board manufacturers have a bright future. Explore the top U.S. manufacturers in this powerful industry.
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With its abundant natural resources, low labor costs and business-friendly environment, the state of Nebraska is home to some major names in the food processing and transportation equipment sector.



Today, we're providing some key facts on Nebraska's manufacturing sector and exploring the state's ten largest industrial companies.
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Even the most experienced salesperson doesn't land every prospect. If you find that your company consistently misses its sales goals, though, you may find yourself facing some tough questions regarding your sales and marketing strategy. Is your sales funnel too shallow? Does your marketing messaging match your sales tactics? Are your salespeople on the same page as your marketing people? Are you reaching the right audience at the right time with the right product? The following suggestions will help you out of your slump and shorten your sales cycle.

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The Wright Brothers' original plane contained only seven major pieces. Many of those same parts still exist in today�s aircraft, such as the rudder, wings and fuselage. Aircraft manufacturing processes have added quite a few parts as flight developed over the years. In fact, a Boeing 747-8 needs about 6 million parts!





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Things are starting to go back to normal for the manufacturing sector. More businesses are opening up to their full capacity again after COVID-19. The good news is that many prospects are considering their next step and looking at proposals from vendors. You can stand out in this competitive environment by reaching out to C-level executives directly. However, you�ll need to craft a strong C-level manufacturing sales pitch to convince these decision-makers.
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With strongholds in multiple industries, the state of Oregon boasts a robust and diverse manufacturing sector, home to major names in aerospace, electronics, apparel and more. This article will provide some key facts on Oregon's manufacturing sector and exploring the state's ten largest industrial companies.
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The U.S. manufacturing sector is a global powerhouse, employing 11.7 million and accounting for 11% of the nation's GDP. Although U.S. manufacturing currently faces unprecedented challenges, with the sector still reeling from coronavirus, the industry remains a profoundly important component of the country's economy.



As the sector evolved over the past decade to include high-tech and advanced manufacturing processes, more industrial companies set up shop in America's cities, tapping into an educated workforce with the skills to handle the demands of cutting edge manufacturing. In many ways, urban America has led industrial growth in the post-recession era.
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"Listen, can I get back to you about this?"



It's a phrase that has killed countless sales. Say it to any experienced sales rep, and you'll probably see them deflate before your eyes.



But do clients who say, "I'll get back to you" just want to let you down easily? The answer may be more complicated than you think. Let's explore what clients really mean when they hit you with this phrase.
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Demand for U.S. manufactured goods continues to accelerate, with manufacturing activity in its twelfth straight month of expansion. Demand is on the rise and more industrial buyers looking for supplies closer to home.



In June we saw a number of new companies announced, representing billions in investments across diverse sectors from biotech and food processing to 3D printing and solar. This article will explore some of the major new manufacturing plants announced in June.

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Blowers and fans manufacturers produce equipment to achieve optimal airflow and air purification in different settings. From power plants to data centers, a wide range of industries rely on fans and blowers. Get to know the latest statistics on this vital industry and explore some of the sector's largest companies.

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The state of Connecticut boasts a diverse manufacturing sector, making everything from high-tech aeronautics equipment and medical devices to semiconductor components and pharmaceuticals. With its highly educated workforce and focus on advanced manufacturing, Connecticut remains a top destination for high-tech and innovative enterprises.



Today, we're exploring some of the key facts on the state's unique industrial sector and examining Connecticut's ten largest manufacturing companies, based on data collected by MNI.

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Increased demand in the U.S. supply chain meant that the need for tools skyrocketed and the trend has continued in 2021, with the industry consistently ranking among the most popular search categories on the industrial marketplace IndustryNet, the tool industry is experiencing rapid growth in 2021. In fact, Fortune Business Insights projects the market for machine tools will grow from to $164 billion by the year 2028, representing a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.



Today, we're going to explore he rapidly-growing industrial tool market and examine some of the sector's largest companies.

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You may have recently heard the buzzwords "buyer intent data." It's a term that did not exist just a couple years ago but is now being touted by major data compilers. Intent data is any data that helps sales, marketing, and business development professionals make contact with prospects that are most likely to buy from you at any given moment. Intent data is also data that helps you work more efficiently (and smarter) by getting to the right decision makers with the ultimate authority to buy from you.

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For those looking to do business with Pennsylvania manufacturers, it helps to have a solid grasp of the state's manufacturing climate, particularly in these fast-changing times.



Today we're focusing on some key insights on Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector and providing a look at the state's top companies.
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The typical buying journey has changed over the past few years. B2B prospects and decision-makers increasingly belong to the millennial generation. They prefer doing research on their own before speaking with a salesperson. Self-directed research on the internet accounts for 27% of the B2B buying journey, while offline research represents 18%. So, it should come as no surprise that you'll often encounter B2B prospects who say they need to do more research.



Are prospects being genuine with this objection? Let's look at the real reasons behind this phrase and how you can respond without alienating your B2B prospects.
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Arizona is a powerful manufacturing state, home to major names in the electronics and aerospace industries. The state�s educated workforce, abundance of capital, and favorable regulatory environment has helped foster a massive electronics manufacturing hub, with Intel recently announcing a massive $20 billion expansion of its Chandler plant in order to meet soaring demand for semiconductors.



Today, we�re exploring some of the key facts and trends in Arizona manufacturing and taking a look at the largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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Trade shows and live events are tremendous opportunities for marketers to learn more about industry providers. Not only are key personnel from large enterprises presenting, but you can actually see the products and services different companies offer firsthand. For marketing and sales professionals, this level of immersion allows you to speak with authority when working with these companies.







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For those looking to do business with New York manufacturers, it helps to have a thorough understanding of the state's manufacturing climate. Today we're focusing on some key statistics on New York's manufacturing sector and providing a look at the state's top companies.
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New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the U.S. manufacturing sector bounced back from April's job losses, adding 23,000 jobs in May. Meanwhile, a separate Labor report finds that job openings in the U.S. manufacturing sector has hit an all-time record of 700,000 jobs.



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Following top-notch manufacturer blogs is among the best ways to get a feel for the industry you're doing business with and to make new connections. Countless manufacturers are telling their stories every day and engaging with their content can help you build relationships with prospects and become part of a vibrant manufacturing community. Here are some manufacturing blogs across various industries that stand out.
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Kansas is a unique manufacturing state, with major strongholds in food processing as well as aviation and consumer electronics. The state ranks third in the U.S. for the quality of its infrastructure and also ranks among the most business-friendly states in the nation. Today, we�re exploring some of the key facts and trends in Kansas manufacturing and taking a look at the largest manufacturing companies in the state.
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