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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/23/2011)

From the Department of Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: tire giant Bridgestone has announced it will invest a total of $1.2 billion in its various North American manufacturing and distribution operations over the next few years. Global economists use something they call the purchasing manager’s index (PMI) to determine the relative strength of […]

Never Too Small to Brand

Besides being some of the most well-known and trusted brand names in the world, do you know what else Teflon, Gore-Tex and NutraSweet have in common?  They’re not consumer products at all, but ingredients found in consumer products.  Think about it.  No one buys Teflon.  They buy pans with Teflon.  Likewise, consumers don’t go out […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/11/2011)

Here’s just a sample of what’s percolating this week in our booming little corner of the economy: Meet the New Boss.  Same as the Old Boss Think China is the #1 manufacturer in the world?  Think again.  As shocking as it may sound to some, the U.S. continues to out-manufacture every other country on the […]