Government, Business

World Economy Signals Manufacturing Crisis

Manufacturing Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg News

The global economy flashed clearer warning signs Oct. 1 as a wave of data showed manufacturing stuck in a slump, exports falling and sentiment sliding.

October 1, 2019
Government, Business

US Manufacturing Activity Contracts in August

US manufacturing activity fell in August. A worker stains a table at a factory in Bend, Ore. (Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy.

Bani Sapra | Associated Press
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Experts to Dissect Industry Trends, Insights at ATA Economic Summit

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello at the 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition. Costello says ATA's economic summit, which is being held Sept. 23 in Washington, has grown over its first three years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Experts in the fields of manufacturing, logistics and the petroleum industry are scheduled to participate in American Trucking Associations’ economic summit in September.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Sinks to Lowest Since 2016 as Exports Drop

Factories Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing activity deteriorated in July to an almost three-year low, dragged down by slower production and shaky export markets that help explain the Federal Reserve’s decision to reduce interest rates July 31.

Ryan Haar | Bloomberg News
August 1, 2019
Government, Business

Global Manufacturing Slump Puts Reality Check on Trade Truce

Manufacturing Nadirah Zakariya/Bloomberg News

Global manufacturing took another knock at the end of the second quarter, signaling a worsening economic growth outlook as U.S.-China trade tensions continue to simmer.

July 1, 2019

Tariffs Weighing on Manufacturers’ Optimism, Survey Shows

stacked cargo containers Stacked cargo containers at the Port of Los Angeles by Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP.

NEW YORK — Manufacturers see the Trump administration’s trade policies as a bigger challenge than the economy. That’s one of the findings of a quarterly survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Joyce M. Rosenberg | Associated Press
June 24, 2019
Government, Business

Factory Gauge Falls to Two-Year Low as Orders Cool

Factory Worker Getty Images

A gauge of U.S. factories fell in April to the weakest level since late 2016, signaling that manufacturing headwinds extended into the second quarter as companies continue to confront uncertainty about trade.

May 1, 2019
Government, Business

Philadelphia Fed’s Factory Outlook Is Weakest in Three Years

Manufacturing Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The six-month outlook for manufacturing in America’s mid-Atlantic region slumped to a three-year low, another sign that expectations for weaker global growth may be weighing on producers.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Toyota Boosts Investment in US Manufacturing to $13 Billion, Adds Another 600 Jobs

Toyota Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Back in 2017, Toyota said that it would invest at least $10 billion over the course of the next five years in its U.S. manufacturing presence. Now, the Japanese automaker is saying it will exceed that goal in announcing a new commitment of $13 billion in the same timeframe.

March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Factories Halt Slide With Strongest Gain in Seven Months

Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

Canadian manufacturers began 2019 with their strongest sales gain in seven months, bringing an end to a string of bad reports.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019