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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/23/2012)

In this video report Voice of America says robotics are helping U.S. manufacturers compete with China. A blogger in the eCommerce Times says much the same thing, and finds robots are revitalizing manufacturing in this country. Speaking of video, check out this one below in which a Ford exec talks about how and why is company […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (5/11/2012)

Using the Revere Copper Products plant in Rome, New York as an example, the New York Times tackles the complex issue of U.S. manufacturing subsidies. MSNBC says the economic recovery, combined with the lingering high price of gas have two auto makers hoping the demand for newer, more fuel efficient vehicles will mean even brighter days […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (12/2/2011)

Kansas City Star columnist E. Thomas McClanahan rues the uncertainty hanging over the U.S. economy, despite what one economist just returning from Fabtech in Chicago told him. The Associated Press reports on something we’ve been warning about in this space for months: growing unrest in China by the country’s many disgruntled workers. Blogger Prieur du Plessis […]