Tag Archives: Boeing

Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater

We’ve all heard the news. Boeing announced last week it had just lost two major international satellite contracts, which could impact thousands of American manufacturing jobs, and force the company to start looking offshore to fulfill certain aspects of its production. General Electric, meanwhile, announced a few days ago it would send some 500 American […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/1/2013)

MarketWatch says Citi is leaning towards, but not endorsing, the whole “manufacturing renaissance” meme. Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, calls our sector’s renaissance “fiction.” The Birmingham News — that’s Birmingham, England, not Alabama — tells us about the long and glorious history (not to mention continued global success) of tiny Acme Whistles, whose whistles are still coveted […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/8/2013)

A recent survey by the insurance giant Travelers indicates that many see strong growth ahead for U.S. manufacturing, and that 3 out of 4 manufacturers surveyed have either expanded their product offerings this past year, or plan to do so in the months ahead. WBEZ, my local NPR affiliate recently posted a piece on what […]