Business, Equipment

Survey: US Factories Sink in May for Third Straight Month

A Ford employee, left, has his temperature checked as he enters a Ford plant in Michigan on May 13. A Ford employee, left, has his temperature checked as he enters a Ford plant in Michigan on May 13. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

American factories contracted for the third straight month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 1, 2020
Government, Business

Factories Expand Despite Virus, Though Deliveries Slow

An Apple manufacturing plant in Texas Workers at an Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — American factories expanded in February for the second straight month, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
March 2, 2020
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Drops Less Than Forecast, but Orders Stall

Factory Worker Cate Dingley/Bloomberg News

A gauge of U.S. factory activity fell in June by less than forecast as output and jobs improved though new orders stalled, highlighting the repercussions of trade uncertainty and slower growth abroad.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2019
Government, Business

Factories Feel Trade War Pain as Wall Street Sees Recession Risk

Cars Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg News

The latest signs of factory weakness — in countries including South Korea, Germany and Japan — underscore the growing threat to the world economy posed by the escalating U.S.-China trade war. The reports came amid a fresh warning from Wall Street about recession risks.

June 3, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Manufacturing Production Increases by Most in 10 Months

Haldex factory Haldex brake adjusters on the factory production line. (Haldex)

U.S. factory production expanded in December by the most in 10 months, ending the year stronger than expected thanks to a surge in motor-vehicle output and gains across a range of other goods.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Government, Business

US Factories Grew at Faster Pace in August

A worker prepares parts at a Stoughton Trailers plant in Stoughton, Wis. A worker prepares parts at a Stoughton Trailers plant in Stoughton, Wis. (Stoughton Trailers)

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health.

September 4, 2018
Government, Business

US Factories Grew at a Slower Pace in July

Ford factory worker in Louisville In this 2017 file photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy despite growing concern about trade conflicts.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 1, 2018

Factory Orders Rise for Fourth Straight Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a fourth straight month in March and orders for capital equipment were stronger than previously reported, pointing to a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
May 4, 2017

Factory Output Falls Most Since August Amid Drop in Autos

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Output at U.S. manufacturers fell in March by the most since August as production of automobiles and parts and business equipment declined, Federal Reserve data showed April 18.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2017