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 become a major challenge for China.
Here’s an interesting Q&A with Susan Brennan, VP of Manufacturing at Nissan’s much-heralded and highly productive auto plant in Smyrna, GA.
A new $470 million manufacturing center and lab may be opening on the campus of the State University of New York at Albany.
A Chinese floor manufacturer will soon be opening a new $15 million, 40K sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Danville, VA, which will mean more than 100 new jobs for the local economy.
One blogger opines why, with manufacturing contracts and global pricing competitiveness as the central reasons, China hopes to dump the U.S. dollar.
One industry exec takes on Obamacare’s perceived threat to U.S. manufacturing and asks, it is real or it is manufactured?
U.S. cutting tool consumption rose another 1.3% in August.
One report says that the U.S. plastics industry continues to boom.
Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturing technology orders shot up almost 5% in August.
It was announced this week that the State of Illinois, a number of the state’s manufacturers and key educators are going to be pooling their resources to help train interested U.S. military veterans for careers in manufacturing.
A group calling itself American Made Matters urges consumers to bring back American manufacturing one purchase at a time.
Great Lakes Cheese of Ohio is building a new $100 million processing plant in Tennessee, which will mean some 200 new local jobs.
We chanted this mantra many times, but here’s one more story about how automation is propelling U.S. manufacturing forward.
China is becoming increasingly concerned and weighed in this past week on America’s ongoing political gridlock and repeated calls to cap our debt ceiling. As might be expected, one North Carolina manufacturer took exception to those comments and returned volley by criticizing China for what he calls the country’s hypocrisy and its “phony standards.”
If you think China is fast becoming a fading force in global manufacturing, Forbes profiles at least one billionaire who would beg to differ.
The U.S./China Manufacturing Symposium, which had been slated for next month, has been pushed back to a to-be-determined date in March, yet another victim of the government shutdown.
Mike Collins, the author of Saving American Manufacturing, offers these nine vital signs which point to the resurgence of the U.S. industrial sector.
And finally, this one bit a great news; one recent survey says that anticipated manufacturing hiring reached a five-year high this past month, as more and more manufacturers say they’ll be hiring in the coming months to keep up with demand.