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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/21/2012)

Cheap is apparently so last week.  The New York Times tells the story of Watermark Designs of Brooklyn, a small manufacturer of high-end and unique plumbing fixtures, which the paper says has “cracked the code” and now exports almost all its top-of-the-line faucets and other plumbing fixtures to China, where they are being bought  and installed […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (4/8/2011)

Another amazing week in the world of manufacturing.  Here’s what I’m hearing and reading: The Center for American Progress recently issued a report on the influence of manufacturing on the U.S. economy.  The report’s authors contend that direct impact is only part of manufacturing’s story, and that the sector’s indirect impact is nearly as critical […]