Bay Industrial is successful because we pay attention to the industrial manufacturing conversation that’s happening outside the walls of our Baltimore, Maryland-based operation. We pay attention to the industrial manufacturing conversation happening off the shop floor. Our industry is one supported by machines, but we won’t soon forget about the invaluable human element.

To that end, we have compiled a list of the manufacturing blogs you should be reading.

Manufacturing Innovation Blog

The Manufacturing Innovation Blog is powered by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide network of manufacturers in place to provide a variety of services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing. Featuring recent articles that include “How to Attract Millennials and Protect the Future of Manufacturing” and “The Five Hottest Innovation Tools,” the Manufacturing Innovation Blog is written by manufacturing professionals, for manufacturing professionals.

ThomasNet — Industry Market Trends

ThomasNet’s Industry Market Trends blog covers a range of topics that include advancements to enhance design and innovation, packaging opportunities, and risk management. Its Industry Crib Sheet segments get down to the nitty gritty in their savvy evaluations of hiring, production and sales figures.


Shopfloor was founded in November 2004 as the official blog of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The online publication has since become the go-to resource for governmental and advocacy issues affecting the manufacturing industry: energy and labor policy, legal reform, trade and regulation. It’s widely read on Capitol Hill, covers both national and regional issues, and is updated multiple times daily.


IndustryWeek is in the business of advancing the business of manufacturing. Blogs hosted cover supply chain management trends; leadership, logistics, and outsourcing; manufacturing’s competitive advantage; next-generation technologies; labor and operations; lean leadership techniques; continued education, and more. No fewer than a dozen bloggers strive to keep the industry up-to-date on the subjects that affect day to day manufacturing operations.

Manufacture This

Manufacture This is published by the Alliance for American Manufacturing, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen American manufacturing through research, public education, advocacy, and strategic communications — part of which is carried out in the publication of near-daily blog articles. Recent posts include “Manufacturing: What We See When We Look Into Our Coffee,” “The True Cost of Chinese Solar Panels,” and “Investing In Our Future: Congressional Manufacturing Leaders Support Innovation.”

Got any blogs to add to this list? Send them to us!