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Trump-Proofing American Manufacturing

For the past six months it seems, one of my wife’s primary duties each evening was to talk me off the ledge whenever I happened to watch the nightly news and see yet another proud proclamation from Donald Trump about what he’s doing to “bring back manufacturing” to the U.S. Our thin-skinned, tone-deaf, and often […]

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 […]