manufacturing

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Rethinking Foreign Costs Spurs Manufacturing in U.S.

Manufacturing is making a comeback in North America, a trend that industry experts say is being driven by a re-examination of the cost of producing and shipping goods from Asia to customers in the United States and Europe — and new supply-chain realities.

April 30, 2012
Business

Eaton’s First-Quarter Profit Rises

Truck and auto components maker Eaton Corp.’s first-quarter profit rose 8% as its truck unit’s sales improved 10%, the company said Monday.

April 23, 2012
Business

Daimler Opens Massive Factory in India, World’s Fastest Growing Truck Market

CHENNAI, India — Daimler AG officially opened its massive plant here on April 18, as the world’s largest commercial vehicle maker tries to push its way into what has become the fastest-growing truck and bus market in the world.

April 23, 2012
Business

Philadelphia Manufacturing Growth Slows

An index of manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region declined this month to its lowest level since January but continued to show expansion, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said.

April 19, 2012
Business

Daimler Opens Truck Manufacturing Plant in India

CHENNAI, India — Daimler A.G. officially opened its sprawling truck manufacturing plant here Wednesday to produce vehicles for its newest brand, BharatBenz, as the company looks to gain entry into India’s domestic market, the world’s fastest growing for trucks and buses.

April 18, 2012
Business, Government

New York Manufacturing Index Drops

Manufacturing activity in the New York region expanded in April at the slowest rate in five months, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday.

April 16, 2012
Business

Navistar Disputes Rivals’ Claims on Efficiency, Touts ProStar Model as Best in ‘Fluid Economy’

Officials from truck and engine maker Navistar Inc. have disputed fuel-efficiency claims made by its rivals and said that an independent testing agency has found its over-the-road International ProStar model has better “fluid economy” than three of its rivals.

April 16, 2012
Business

Daimler Recalls Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America announced a recall of up to 8,747 recently built Freightliner Cascadia trucks and Western Star 4900s for possible seat problems and 1,000 Cascadias and Business Class M2s for possible steering wheel problems.

April 16, 2012
Business

Volkswagen Boosts Stake in MAN

German truck maker MAN SE said Volkswagen AG has boosted its majority stake in the company to 73% of its common shares, Reuters reported Friday.

April 13, 2012
Business

Great Dane Expanding Corporate Offices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Great Dane Trailers on Wednesday broke ground on a major expansion of its corporate offices here.

April 4, 2012

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