Archive for June, 2011

Germany Stays Ahead by Staying the Course

As someone who has a sales office in Germany, and who travels there frequently, I was delighted to read in the Wall Street Journal this week about how, despite fears throughout Europe about Greece’s mounting debt and a general cooling off of the global economy, Germany ‘s business community remains steadfastly optimistic about their country’s […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/24/2011)

It was a good week for people, like myself, who view the future of technology and the future of manufacturing as twin rails of the same track, running parallel at your feet, but somehow merging at the horizon up ahead. President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. government will earmark $500 million to re-energize high-tech manufacturing […]

Like It or Not, the World Needs China

Many readers have taken my recent posts on China ‘s vulnerability as a manufacturing nation to mean I’m hoping the Chinese manufacturing sector falls on hard times. And that somehow, should China stumble, it will benefit U.S. manufacturers like myself. That’s silly. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The global economy is going […]