Manufacturing

Leicester factories 'ticking time bomb' as Asos and New Look join lobbying forces

Unsafe working conditions in the heart of Britain’s textiles industry are a “ticking time bomb” preventing the ­return of manufacturing from offshore, according to two top fashion chief ­executives.<p>Nick Beighton, chief executive of Asos, and Anders Kristiansen, who leads New Look, have teamed up to …

Wisconsin approves $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state.<p>Governor Scott Walker (R) said the gift …

China emerging as Germany's main economic rival

The Chinese government has adopted a 'Made in China 2025' economic development strategy which is emerging as a huge risk to Germany's economic base, …

World News

3 Hot Titanium Stocks to Buy In August

It's an exciting time for titanium stocks. Emerging trends such as metal 3D printing and aircraft fuel efficiency are driving the widespread implementation and adoption of the strong yet lightweight metal and its alloys. Meanwhile, prices are recovering strongly for nano titanium dioxide powders -- …

Stocks

Future Of Manufacturing

Advancements in materials have potentially life-changing (or saving) implications for customers in healthcare sectors.<p>Automobile & Aerospace parts …

Business

At least 15 states jockeying for Toyota and Mazda factory jobs

Just a few weeks ago, Mazda and Toyota announced a partnership that would lead to an all-new $1.6 billion plant here in the United States. The plant will build EVs and is expected to employ roughly 4,000 people directly while creating thousands of indirect jobs through suppliers, shipping and more.</i> …

Autos

SMEs encouraged to use Manufacturing Growth Programme

<b>SMEs are being urged to take advantage of the Manufacturing Growth Programme, a scheme set up to provide specialist assistance to manufacturers.</b><p>Over …

Engineering

The Department of Defense & Youngstown Business Incubator Weigh In on 3D Printing in the US

As additive manufacturing continues to see increased use around the globe, national strategies for adoption of the technology are becoming a bigger …

Innovation

Stakeholders Ask NYC to Make Effort to Preserve Garment District Spaces

A report from a committee of Garment District stakeholders recommends that potential repeals of zoning protections in the Midtown Manhattan district be tied to the preservation of manufacturing space there.<p>The report, released Friday by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, was crafted in …

News (U.S.)

Organic Fashion Line Reinvigorates ‘Ethical Manufacturing’

Colored Organics manufactures and promotes organic, sweatshop-free apparel across its entire product line.<p>Brands and retailers are responding to …

Ethics

Lack Of Industrial Momentum Is (For Now) Big Auto Problems

Industrial production disappointed in the US last month, dragged down by auto production. Despite the return of an oil sector tailwind, IP was up …

Economy

Why Merck's CEO says he left Trump's manufacturing council

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier appeared to resign over President Donald Trump's immediate response to Charlottesville protest violence. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

Kenneth Frazier

Manufacturing won’t bring workers to the Midwest

When Foxconn announced last month that it would build a factory in Wisconsin, the state’s governor hopefully renamed the county where it would be located—Paul Ryan’s district—“Wisconn Valley.”<p>“We believe this will have a transformational effect on Wisconsin just as Silicon Valley transformed the …

U.S. Census

Trump’s Tariffs Would Kill These American Jobs

Donald Trump would love what Arnold Kamler’s doing.<p>One of the president’s top campaign promises was to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., and …

Business

Supply Chain 4.0: Is the Borderland ready for the 4th industrial revolution?

EL PASO, Texas - Technology has changed the way we make things and the way we buy them.<p>Here on the border, a strong supply chain makes sure the goods …

El Paso

US manufacturing output fell 0.1 percent in July; overall industrial production rose 0.2 percent

WASHINGTON – US manufacturing output fell 0.1 percent in July; overall industrial production rose 0.2 percent.

Markets

Manufacturing exporters continue to ride wave of devalued sterling as sales abroad rise further

British goods exporters continued to ride on the crest of the wave of sterling’s devaluation in the second quarter, in spite of signs that the boom …

Economy

Dyson's Aston Martin Hire Fuels Electric-car Speculation

The move comes after a government document referenced funding for Dyson to develop “a new battery electric vehicle" last year.

Electric Vehicles

Meet the Makers Behind the Most In-Demand Luxury Faucets in the World

<i>Looking for the perfect faucets for your next project? Search for them on Source, Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Sign up today.</i><p>There’s beauty in the details. One of the most important details in the bathroom and kitchen, whether we realize it or not, is the humble …

Watermarking

UPDATE 1-Canadian factory sales drop in June on petroleum, transport

OTTAWA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canadian manufacturing sales dropped in June after three straight months of increases as sales in petroleum and coal …

Petroleum

US factory output slips in July on tumbling auto production

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output fell in July, pulled down by tumbling auto production.<p>The Federal Reserve says factory production dropped 0.1 percent last month. Overall industrial production — which adds output by mines and utilities — rose 0.2 percent. Mining output rose 0.5 percent, and …

Business

General Electric: 'BRKEXIT' Marks A New Beginning

"BRKEXIT" marks the end of a lamented period for GE and opens the door for a new spring.<p>GE has gone through tough times in recent years, as it has …

Business

LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product.<p>The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber "duck boot" with a new manufacturing center being unveiled Thursday.<p>Annual sales have grown from fewer …

News (U.S.)

Applied Opto: Take Time to Understand the Story, Says Raymond James

Raymond James's Simon Leopold defends shares of Applied Optoelectronics, the fiber-optic component maker whose stock was slashed by a third this …

Which industries use the most robots?

States in one part of the U.S. are leading the way when it comes to automating manufacturing jobs

Robots

The case for Dothan to win new Toyota-Mazda plant

<i>Ben Baxter is a Tuscaloosa dweller, a Dothan native, an experienced engineer, and a regular contributor for personal finance and career development</i> …

Manufacturing sales fell 1.8% in June: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell in June, following three consecutive months of gains.<p>The federal agency says manufacturing sales slipped 1.8 per cent to $53.9-billion in June.<p>The drop came due to lower sales in the petroleum and coal product, transportation equipment and chemical …

Business

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

Until quite recently, businesses didn’t have a reason to dig deeper than assessing the price and appearance of the products shipped to their …

Manufacturing investment growth slows — but third-quarter pick-up expected

Despite weakening production in the manufacturing sector, manufacturing companies continue to invest in plant and equipment, research and …

Economy

Using Machine Learning to Streamline Manufacturing

Canvass Analytics’ predictive analytics service uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to uncover ways manufacturers can streamline their …

Machine Learning