Tag Archives: Goldman Sachs

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 (3/5/2013)

The ISM tells us that U.S. manufacturing cooled in March somewhat. Tim Hanley of Deliotte offers this perspective on U.S. manufacturing, including his company’s take of four critical considerations for the near and perhaps distant future; shale gas, talent shortage, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Manufacturing in China this past month, on the other hand, […]

Wall Street Can Take a Lesson from Manufacturing

As I was working at my desk this morning, I picked up an old New York Times op-ed piece I had stuck in my never-ending pile of not-so-urgent items.  The piece, from March of this year, was an unabashed, almost gut-wrenching mea culpa from an investment banker named Greg Smith, and appeared just days after […]