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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/17/2012)

Manufacturing.net says China’s stunning growth, especially in the manufacturing sector, may be over but its economy continues to recover — which is good news for U.S. manufacturers like me. Kelly Heinrich, president of the Global Freedom Center, says that someone  is paying a dear price for all those cheap, Chinese-made blouses, blenders and toys. From the intellectual […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/16/2012)

Here’s a fascinating story which originally appeared in the Atlantic on how and where American companies choose to place their China-based factories. There is certainly a James Bond quality to the corporate espionage apparently going back and forth between China and the object of its desire, DuPont.  Specifically, the chemical equation for a product the Chinese government […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (1/20/2012)

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum found himself this week having to defend his proposed tax plan to some conservatives — a plan which would include the candidate’s much publicized idea of zero taxes on all U.S. manufacturers — who are labeling Santorum’s notion of tripling the deductions for parents of dependant children “social engineering.” Bloomberg’s Business Week reports that December’s numbers […]