Factory Output Rebounds in February and Exceeds Estimates

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U.S. factory production bounced back in February, far exceeding analyst estimates and showing a key part of the economy is on track for steady growth this quarter, Federal Reserve data showed March 16.

Christopher Condon | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Morgan Truck Body to Open $19 Million Connecticut Factory

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The Connecticut Bond Commission on Feb. 16 approved a $4 million loan to Morgan Truck Body, which builds dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies for companies throughout the country. The company plans to construct a $19 million manufacturing plant that is expected to create more than 100 new jobs, according to bond commission minutes.

John Penney | Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin
February 20, 2018

Manufacturing Expands at Healthy Pace on Production Surge

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U.S. manufacturing expanded at a robust pace in November amid a burst of production and rising orders that signal durable gains in the industry, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Dec. 1.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2017

Factory Output Surged in October on Hurricane Rebound

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A surge in U.S. factory production last month matched the largest gain since 2010 as output at oil refineries and petrochemical plants returned to normal operations following Hurricane Harvey, Federal Reserve data showed Nov. 16.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2017

US Manufacturing Is Powering Up, Regional Report Cards Show

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America’s factories cranked it up in October, according to the latest regional manufacturing indexes.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017

Employment Costs Pick Up on Faster Wage Gains at Factories

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U.S. employment costs picked up in the third quarter from the previous three months, helped in part by faster wage gains in manufacturing, the Labor Department said Oct. 31.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

How Trump Getting His Way on NAFTA Would Reshape the Auto Sector

A robot moves a Ford Motor Co. F150 truck on the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.

David Welch and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017

Manufacturing Output Rises as Impact From Hurricanes Fades

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U.S. factory production rose last month for the first time since June, a sign the industry is starting to regain its footing after the damage from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal Reserve data showed Oct. 17.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017

Factory Output in Declines on Weaker Auto Production

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A slump in motor vehicle production pushed down U.S. factory output unexpectedly in July, Federal Reserve data showed Aug. 17.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2017

Factory Gauge Continues to Signal Solid Expansion in July

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American manufacturers turned in another solid month in July amid steady growth in production, orders and employment, according to figures from the Institute for Supply Management released Aug. 1.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2017