Archive for June, 2012

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/29/2012)

Business Week reports that many small U.S. manufacturers have given up on that whole “Made in China” thing. The troubling economic news continued this week as layoffs spiked nationally and the world economy continued to show signs of contraction.  Meanwhile, word that U.S. manufacturing was slowing down led to a sell-off on Wall Street.  And, […]

Made in the U.S.A – Not as Easy as It Sounds

This week the New York Times ran a great piece about how Google is going back to the future with its new home media player, the Nexus Q, making the affordable units not in China or some far-off Asian outpost, but right near the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.  Google has even gone so far […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/22/2012)

The L.A. Times says that small and mid-size suppliers are in a position to benefit from the current manufacturing boom. Columnist Wyatt Emmerich ruminates on what the rise of China has meant to his generation of Americans. MarketWatch says the U.S. economy has clearly slowed. David Brousell of Manufacturing Executive reiterates the awful truth about the […]