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From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/17/2012)

Manufacturing.net says China’s stunning growth, especially in the manufacturing sector, may be over but its economy continues to recover – which is good news for U.S. manufacturers like me. Kelly Heinrich, president of the Global Freedom Center, says that someone  is paying a dear price for all those cheap, Chinese-made blouses, blenders and toys. From the intellectual [...]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (11/2/2012)

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. economy has been given a pre-election lift. The Washington Post reports that according to one report, while factory orders took a nice 4.8% jump in September, overall investment in the sector remains weak.  Business Week adds that, according to the ISM, manufacturing  rose in October for the second consecutive [...]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (8/10/2012)

McKinsey & Company studied the evolving Mexican consumer recently and shared some of its more interesting findings in this week’s McKinsey Quarterly. Here’s what on the surface might look like a largely inconsequential story in Fashionista magazine on the Colombian textile and fashion industries.  But when you read it, it reveals much of the dynamics [...]