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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 (10/10/2013)

Sam Asano, a first generation immigrant whose many inventions, among them the portable  fax machine and the data tablet, apparently led MIT to dub him one of the ten most important inventors of the 20th Century, writes that the U.S. needs a strong manufacturing base. The Associated Press writes that investment in the Mexican auto industry has [...]

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. [...]