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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 (1/20/2012)

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum found himself this week having to defend his proposed tax plan to some conservatives — a plan which would include the candidate’s much publicized idea of zero taxes on all U.S. manufacturers — who are labeling Santorum’s notion of tripling the deductions for parents of dependant children “social engineering.” Bloomberg’s Business Week reports that December’s numbers […]