Tag Archives: Chrysler

In Praise of Chrysler

At first blush, the news might have seemed inconsequential.  This past week, General Motors’ Cadillac ATS found itself named Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, while Chrysler’s Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup was named Truck of the Year.  Seriously; think about that.  Think about how far these two have […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/24/2012)

Yes, it’s still mid-winter.  Yes, the now-off colored white stuff is still hanging in there tenaciously (and, in fact, as I write this if you’re in the Midwest like me you’re being pelted even today by inch after inch of wet, thick heavy, slushy snow).  And yes, each morning I’m still just as likely to turn on the […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (6/3/2011)

If there’s anything we learned this week, it’s that the U.S. economy is still very fragile and could really use a whole lot more confidence from the private sector.  That, of course, along with more jobs, lower oil prices and thousands upon thousands of more people willing to buy a new home. But that said, […]