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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (7/28/2012)

The L.A. Times reports that in June jobless claims dropped and new manufacturing orders took a turn for the better. For the first time since it was launched in 2001, the Honda Civic Hybrid will be made in the U.S. as the company announced it will soon make its popular hybrid in Indiana. Last week […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (7/20/2012)

As many know by now, industrial orders and factory output experienced a welcome spike in June. Hawker Beechcraft, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, and a company that can trace its roots back to the legendary World War I flying ace and aviation pioneer Walter Beech, announced it is selling out to a Chinese financier […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/1/2012)

ZDNet’s Andrew Nusca says Apple wants to make the iPhone, iPad and Macbook in the U.S.  It’s just not that easy.  Meanwhile, blogger Bob Warfield details new Apple CEO Tim Cook’s reality distortion field when it comes to U.S. manufacturing. Bevin Brothers Manufacturing in tiny East Hampton, CT had been the last remaining bell manufacturing company […]