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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 […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (2/25/2011)

Another amazing week in the world of manufacturing: Raw Materials Blogger and steel industry analyst Michelle Galanter Applebaum offers some heartening news on steel fundamentals. China One Canadian blogger/consultant questions the wisdom of migrating manufacturing jobs and functions to China.  Meanwhile, one of the great bugaboos of any fast-growing industrial power — inflation — is […]