Category Archives: Manufacturing

Energizer Restructuring Program Creating Opportunities for B2B Sales

Energizer ($4.36 billion sales) has announced a new multi-year restructuring program. The program is expected to save the company $200 million. The money saved will be applied towards new growth initiatives.  Nuggets we captured from the article include: Create a … Continue reading

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Newly Created Role of CMO at Campbell Soup

This just came out – Campbell Soup has hired a CMO. The position is “newly created” which makes it very interesting for B2B sales who target Fortune 500 marketing departments. The new CMO is Michael Senackerib, who used to be … Continue reading

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General Motors Growing Their IT Force

We saw this interesting bit of news from the Houston Business Journal. Looks like GM is bringing their IT force back in-house. Plans include hiring 3,000 former HP employees who use to work at GM. Besides hiring the 3,000 HP … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Opening Four New Innovation Centers

In this article from Consumer Goods Technology Magazine, we learn that J&J is opening up four new regional innovation centers. The centers will be located in California, Boston, London and China. The centers will also serve as regional hubs that … Continue reading

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Roche investing $300 million at Indianapolis HQ

Roche Diagnostics is the US arm of Roche’s global diagnostics division. The company has announced spending $300 million on their Indianapolis headquarters over the next 10 years. According to the article, Roche will be spending the new funds on “renovating existing … Continue reading

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CIO Interview with Ted Hengst of Harris Corp.

Harris Corp is a $5 billion dollar manufacturer in Melbourne Florida. One of their largest customers is the US Government. In this recent article / interview, learn about what technology trend Ted Hengst is most excited about. Also, if you’re … Continue reading

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CIO Profile of Kyle Quinn of PACCAR

Just saw this profile of CIO Kyle Quinn of PACCAR, a large manufacturer based in Bellevue, WA (#238 in Fortune 500 – Manufacturing Vertical).  Read all about his top 3 IT initiatives he’s embarking on in this telling InformationWeek article. … Continue reading

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Hospira To Spend $375 Million to Ensure Compliance

We like opportunities that are “need to have” vs. “nice to have”. This next story is a perfect illustration of that. Hospira (#544 in Fortune 1000) is a pharmaceutical co. based in Lake Forest, IL. The company has run into … Continue reading

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Next Addition to the Fortune 1000: VeriFone Systems!

For our first blog posting of the year, we couldn’t pass up this feature article. VeriFone Systems ($1.3 billion sales / HQ: San Jose, CA) has stated an ambitious growth target. We always like this kind of news. It usually … Continue reading

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Ohio SMB Manufacturer Expanding HQ and Hiring

Here’s a nice growth story we found for a healthy SMB manufacturing company (annual sales approx $269 million). According to the article, Intelligrated is doubling the size of their HQ and hiring about 200 people. The new jobs will be … Continue reading

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