The Spark

April 13, 2020
medical supplies

U.S. Manufacturing Adapts to Combat Medical Supplies Shortage

As the world faces a shortage of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, the U.S. Government is calling for increased production of these essential goods within the United States. In recent years, much of the pharmaceutical production […]
March 18, 2020
Plant Based Meat - Burger

The Wild Growth of Plant-Based Meat Substitutes

No longer can plant-based meat substitutes be considered a “fad”. Investors are projected to pour $85 billion into plant-based substitutes by 2030[i]. The largest companies, like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, have grown to the […]
January 22, 2020
ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY celebrating 60 years

ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY Celebrates Our 60th Anniversary

2020 marks the start of ACE METAL CRAFTS COMPANY’s 60th Anniversary. In 1960, sixteen sheet metal workers wanting to stay in Illinois laid the foundation for what ACE has become today, after being displaced by […]
November 20, 2019
ACE team huddle

Appreciation in the Workplace: A Proven Productivity Booster

November is here and in full swing! The leaves have fallen and, with them, the first half of Q4. With Thanksgiving around the corner, appreciation is often top of mind at home—but does it make […]
September 19, 2019
Cannabis in a jar

The Growing Presence of Cannabis at Industry Trade Shows

It is officially “expo” season! With the plethora of trade shows on the horizon, there is ample opportunity for education, support, and networking. However, wildly expanding industries are driving changes in the traditional trade show […]
July 15, 2019
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs: Summer Manufacturing Camp

Thinking Outside of the Toolbox with Camp GADgET

“The goal is not to just think outside of the box. It’s to think outside of the box, AND create a new box, and then do it again.” -Antigone Sharris, Triton College Engineering Technology Program […]