Archive for March, 2013

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/22/2013)

Gotta love these “mouse that roared” stories.  Apparently caught up in some combination of re-shoring frenzy and the U.S.’s much ballyhooed “manufacturing renaissance,” an official in tiny Longmont (Boulder County), Colorado claims his little town is “positioned to be a leader” in this country’s manufacturing resurgence.   Speaking of which, Oregon also lays claim to being one […]

The Law of the Jungle

This past week Harvard Business School released the results of a comprehensive study they’d recently done in which some 6,800 Harvard B-School grads, along with 1,000 or so members of the general business population, were polled on the subject of U.S. competitiveness. In what has to be considered a bit of a surprise, the majority […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/8/2013)

A recent survey by the insurance giant Travelers indicates that many see strong growth ahead for U.S. manufacturing, and that 3 out of 4 manufacturers surveyed have either expanded their product offerings this past year, or plan to do so in the months ahead. WBEZ, my local NPR affiliate recently posted a piece on what […]