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What Does the January U.S. Jobs Report Mean for Manufacturing?

With the U.S. jobs report blowing away expectations by adding 517,000 jobs in January and lowering the unemployment rate to 3.4%, it's clear that the economy is doing well despite the high-profile tech sector layoffs we’ve seen over the last few months. However, for American manufacturers, there are still not enough workers to fill the estimated 877,250 manufacturing jobs open...

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GreenSeed Contract Packaging Uses Productivity-boosting Automation to Stay Ahead of the Competition

GreenSeed Contract Packaging was founded in 2009 in Batavia, IL, and manages packaging operations for large and middle-market consumer packaged goods companies. With a focus on natural foods and sustainability, they pride themselves on supporting their customer brands with exceptional standards and service. With an eye toward the future, GreenSeed is always looking for opportunities to innovate and advance production...

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Compact Industries Partners with Formic to Combat Labor Shortages and Accelerate Factory Productivity

Formic helped revolutionize Compact Industries' production process, jumpstarting their automation journey. In record time, the 1963-founded food and beverage packaging specialist went from delivery to palletization with a collaborative robotic system – ushering in unprecedented productivity and efficiency gains for the company. The Challenge "We were driven towards robotics to maintain a high level of quality and consistency for our...

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Georgia Nut and Formic Deploy First Robot in Company's History

Georgia Nut is a true testament to the engine of American work, having evolved from humble beginnings as a small shelling and roasting operation in 1945 into an industry-leading provider of wholesale confections, contract manufacturing, and private-label food production services. This remarkable success story has remained within the same family for generations – proof of its enduring dedication to quality...

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Polar Manufacturing and Formic Partner to Overcome Legacy Equipment Challenges and Boost Productivity

Polar Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing door and truck body hardware for industrial applications since 1915. From locking handles to rope rings, their extensive product catalog is made possible with the help of a robust line of machines like their 50-year-old press machine used for forming heavy metal bars with two bends - all controlled by human operators. It...

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Saman Farid Guests on the Forward Podcast and Discusses How Unlocking Automation is the Key to Fighting Labor Shortages

Our CEO, Saman Farid, recently joined the Forward Podcast to talk about a range of issues, including how U.S. manufacturing stacks up against China and Korea, the vast opportunities available for automation, Formic’s approach to unlocking robotization and fighting labor shortage, and building a $100 billion company. According to Saman, there are 1.5 million unfilled manufacturing jobs in America today....

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Whitepaper: Accounting for Robots Just Like Any Other Operational Expense

Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a different automation model from the traditional capital purchase approach.  Financial leaders will want to read this deep dive whitepaper to learn how RaaS is expensed as incurred and what the other positive financial benefits include. Download your copy today >>

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Whitepaper: What First Time Robot Owners Can Expect for Maintenance, Uptime, and Costs

90% of U.S. manufacturers have zero robots and are unaware of the total cost of owning automation.  This exclusive whitepaper breaks down the details and provides industry-backed methods for cutting costs. Download your copy today >>

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Formic Named 2022 Top Tech Startup by Food Logistics, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Honored for empowering SMBs to strengthen U.S. supply chain with pay-for-productivity robotic solutions Award spotlights top software and technology startups in the supply chain and logistics space CHICAGO, December 14, 2022 — Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, was selected as one of this year’s Top Tech Startups by the Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain...

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Theresa Dobson: Dissecting Formic Culture

Theresa Dobson VP of People Theresa Dobson is a thought-leader in the areas of building strong talent acquisition teams, culture, and businesses. Outside of Formic, she consults on culture and leadership strategy for start-ups, using her experience working in fast-growing consumer brands.  Here is our recent conversation with Theresa Dobson, VP of People at Formic, who highlights the traits and...

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