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On Germany, Manufacturing and World Cup Success

So Germany won the World Cup. Bravo for them. And if you think there is a hint of sarcasm or jealousy in my tone…well, you may be right. Hey, I wanted the U.S. to win the World Cup. I admit it. Wanted it badly, as a matter of fact. But you know what?  The Americans [...]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/8/2013)

Writing in Bloomberg, author and blogger Gary Shilling says “Let’s not overstate the U.S. manufacturing revival.” MoneyNews cites a study from ThomasNet.com that says U.S. manufacturing is running a race against a biological clock. Fortune, writing about the same graying of the manufacturing workforce, calls the imminent retirement and departure of so many Boomers from our sector [...]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (10/4/2013)

Market Watch says that, while manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S., the flow of jobs has been little more like a trickle. Forbes says that if Apple were to produce the iPhone domestically it would cost them $4.2 billion. Japanese manufacturing giant Yokohama Tire Corporation is going to be building a major production facility in Mississippi. [...]