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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Bolaji Ojo, EBN Western plants may never be as busy as they were 30 years ago, but many will hum again. This isn’t a vain wish but one rooted in the same economics that drove manufacturing over the last 20-plus … Continue reading
By: Timothy R. Homan, Bloomberg Orders for U.S. durable goods fell in January by the most in three years, led by a slowdown in demand for commercial aircraft and business equipment.
By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune reporter PEKIN, Ill. — — Doug Parsons needs to hire more than two dozen skilled workers at his manufacturing plant here, but he can’t find them.
By: Robert X. Cringely, I, Cringely This is a column about Weber barbeque grills, but the story came from a friend who is an engineer from Purdue University and I can’t let that pass without comment.
By: Leslie Gordon, Machine Design Especially in a global economy. Manufacturing in the U. S. has long been thought of as the iron backbone of the country’s economy. But with the advent of the Internet, other cultures could easily view … Continue reading
By: FoxNews.com The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled its corporate tax reform plan, calling for lowering the corporate rate from 35 to 28 percent while closing loopholes elsewhere.
By: ABC News A factory sits empty. It’s not in the Rust Belt, nor is it part of a manufacturing exodus that has cost the U.S. thousands of jobs. It is a factory in Shenzhen, China, and the American company … Continue reading
By Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post HOLLAND, Mich. — This stretch of the Rust Belt might seem like an easy place to find factory workers. Unemployment hovers above 9 percent. Foreign competition has thrown many out of work. It is a … Continue reading
By Rebecca Carnes, Design-2-Part As wage rates in China continue to climb and companies begin realizing the indirect costs of sourcing overseas, the United States is poised to experience a manufacturing renaissance where more jobs are staying in America or … Continue reading
By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — American factories are humming — and driving the economy forward.