Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico and Canada Reject US NAFTA Demands

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, pose for a photograph during a news conference at the the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations ended the latest round of high-level talks saying they’re extending discussions into the first quarter of 2018 to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline U.S. proposals.

October 17, 2017

Manufacturing Output Rises as Impact From Hurricanes Fades

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg News

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.

October 17, 2017
Business, Equipment

Hino to Build Classes 7-8 Truck In New Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia

Hino truck Medium-duty Hino truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Hino Motors disclosed plans to open a truck assembly plant in West Virginia to produce a new line of heavy-duty Classes 7-8 trucks and to consolidate truck manufacturing operations in the United States.

September 28, 2017
Government, Business

US Manufacturing Expanded in August at Fastest Pace Since '11

Cummins factory Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. factories ramped up in August to the fastest pace of expansion in six years, driven by employment gains, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Sept. 1.

September 1, 2017

Factory Output in Declines on Weaker Auto Production

Subaru Factory in Indiana Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

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

August 17, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

From Worst to Best: A Shipbuilder's Fortunes Turn Around

Dry Dock Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd., which specializes in dry-bulk carriers, has rallied 83% in 2017 to lead the benchmark Straits Times Index. The Chinese shipbuilding firm has made a comeback after it won 13 contracts worth $318 million in the first quarter, about 40% of its $823 million worth of orders it won last year.

Krystal Chia and Livia Yap | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GE to Cut 575 Jobs at Century-Old Locomotive Plant

A General Electric Train Doug Benz/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co. plans to end most locomotive manufacturing at a century-old Pennsylvania factory as the company looks to cut costs amid a sharp downturn in the domestic rail market.

Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2017

Factory Output Increased 0.2% in June

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory production increased in June in line with analysts’ forecasts, as demand for natural resources, automobiles and machinery rebounded, Federal Reserve data showed July 14.

July 14, 2017

ATA Economic Summit Will Assess Health of Key Industries Using Trucking Services

Fleet executives will get a chance to check out the health of their customers’ industries at an economic summit, where chief economists from nine trade associations provide briefings on the current state of those business groups and what is expected in coming months.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 19, 2017

Pence, Ryan to Keynote Manufacturers’ Summit

Paul Ryan Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at the National Association of Manufacturers annual summit in Washington on June 20-21.

June 16, 2017