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What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free…

What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free…

Jul 29, 2015

“What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free manufacturing city” By Bruce Katz and Kelly Kline, Fortune Fremont, California is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing. Manufacturing may conjure up images of smokestacks and smelters, but...

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

Jul 28, 2015

By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe Four years after moving manufacturing to India in 2008, Cambridge robotics maker Energid Technologies Corp. brought production and a handful of jobs back to Massachusetts, squeezed by rising tariffs on parts imported to its Bangalore factory and frustrated by the unpredictable Indian bureaucracy and difficulties shipping its...

China Manufacturing Slumps To 15-Month Low

China Manufacturing Slumps To 15-Month Low

Jul 27, 2015

By Kelvin Chan, Manufacturing Business Technology HONG KONG (AP) — China’s manufacturing slumped to a 15-month low in July in a fresh sign of deterioration in the world’s second biggest economy, a survey showed Friday. The manufacturing index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers fell to 48.2 this month from 49.4 in June. It uses a...

The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival

The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival

Jul 24, 2015

By Joel Kotkin and Michael Shires, Forbes Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5% expansion. Several factors are driving this trend, including rising wages in...

Made In Detroit: The Story Behind The Motor City’s…

Made In Detroit: The Story Behind The Motor City’s…

Jul 23, 2015

“Made In Detroit: The Story Behind The Motor City’s Manufacturing Boom” By Brian Sodoma, Forbes A musician with an entrepreneurial streak, Zak Pashak had carved out a unique career path in his 20s. In his native Calgary, he opened and ran two music venues and founded a music festival. But he eventually became interested in urban planning and...

Defense Department’s Globalization of Supply Chain…

Defense Department’s Globalization of Supply Chain…

Jul 22, 2015

“Defense Department’s Globalization of Supply Chain Threatens our National Security” By Michele Nash-Hoff, Saving US Manufacturing Over three years ago, I wrote an article (May 21, 2012), about the release of the Senate Armed Services Committee report on counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense supply chain. The Committee had found over 1,800...