manufacturing

Government, Business

Manufacturing Activity Jumps to Three-Year High in February

Ford assembly line Machines work on an assembly line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in 2019. (Amr Alfiky/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace in three years with the arrival of a surge in new orders.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
March 1, 2021
Government, Business

Factories Grow at Slower Pace in January

cigar maker Zeida Hernandez makes cigars at the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

SILVER SPRING, Md. — American factories grew in January, but at a slower pace than December.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
February 1, 2021
Government, Business

Manufacturing Output Rose More Than Forecast in December

An assembly line for parts to be installed into ultra low temperature freezers is seen in Ohio in December 2020. An assembly line for parts to be installed into ultra low temperature freezers is seen in Ohio in December 2020. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Production at U.S. manufacturers increased in December by more than projected, marking an eighth straight month of gains as steady yet more moderate demand growth and lean inventories continue to power the sector’s recovery.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2021
Government, Business

US Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2018

A worker places a sole on a leather boot at a factory in Omaha, Neb. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) A worker places a sole on a leather boot at a factory in Omaha, Neb. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in more than two years, bolstered by a pickup in new orders and the strongest growth in production since 2011.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Manufacturers Rethink Supply Chains, Eye Reshoring After Events of 2020

Toshiba employee An employee works on a power electronic component at the Toshiba International Corp. manufacturing facility in Houston. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

A trade war with China and the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have U.S. companies starting to question a decades-old strategy of shifting manufacturing operations to low-cost labor markets in China and other Asian nations.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
January 4, 2021
Government, Business

US Factory Output Rises More Than Forecast on Auto Production

Workers making ventilators Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

U.S. manufacturing output rose by more than forecast in November thanks to a boost in auto production, helping factories continue to rebound toward their pre-pandemic capacity and strength.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2020
Government, Business

US Factory Gauge Eases From Two-Year High as Employment Cools

Jim Tuchler, president of Gifts For You, left, inspects a product. (Olivia Obineme/Bloomberg News) Olivia Obineme/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing expanded at a slower pace in November, easing back from the strongest reading in two years as orders, employment and production cooled.

Henry Ren | Bloomberg News
December 1, 2020
Government, Business

Manufacturing Sector Improves Despite Persisting COVID Issues

Manufacturing by Bloomberg News According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing sector is 4.8% below the level it was at in February. However, gains have been made in recent months. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing has improved greatly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but a lot of work remains, experts said during a panel discussion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Assesses 3D Printing for Production Parts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton is among the companies looking into the capabilities of quickly advancing 3D printing technology.(Eaton Corp.)

Eaton Corp. is evaluating 3D printing technology that could broaden the power management company’s application of it to include production parts, an executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

US Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Fastest Pace Since 2018

A worker welds a lawnmower frame. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing expanded in October at the fastest pace in more than two years, fueled by the strongest orders growth since early 2004 and a pickup in employment.

Jarrell Dillard | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2020

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