Archive for February, 2011

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/25/2011)

Another amazing week in the world of manufacturing: Raw Materials Blogger and steel industry analyst Michelle Galanter Applebaum offers some heartening news on steel fundamentals. China One Canadian blogger/consultant questions the wisdom of migrating manufacturing jobs and functions to China.  Meanwhile, one of the great bugaboos of any fast-growing industrial power — inflation — is […]

Never Too Small to Brand

Besides being some of the most well-known and trusted brand names in the world, do you know what else Teflon, Gore-Tex and NutraSweet have in common?  They’re not consumer products at all, but ingredients found in consumer products.  Think about it.  No one buys Teflon.  They buy pans with Teflon.  Likewise, consumers don’t go out […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/18/2011)

It was a pretty exciting week in manufacturing.  Among the more noteworthy, interesting and/or amusing items I stumbled across:   West Coast Swing The Seattle Times reports on President Obama’s recent stop at an Intel manufacturing plant in Oregon. Obama was wrapping up a two-day West Coast trip to the San Francisco area and Oregon, soliciting support of technology leaders […]