Tag Archives: manufacturing

Hoosier Daddy

Magnet wire company expansion means jobs, dollars for Indiana Hoosiers aren’t losers. They’re hard workers, and many of them have experience in the trades. This week brought some welcoming news to the manufacturing sector, with reason for optimism for Indiana residents. A company that makes magnet wire will invest more than $7 million to expand in Fort […]

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Manufacturing Tales

Granola, yogurt: meet the industrial worker There are places in America where manufacturing is returning. They just don’t assume the nostalgic form that many of us would love to picture. In unexpected basins of manufacturing revival, the trades now incorporate automation, sustainability, and streamlined processes. Much different from your classic assembly line and factory. Here’s the thing, though: many […]

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3Months to Shutdown?

Plant closing watch: 3M’s Elyria, Ohio location With about three months left on the clock, there seems to be little hope for 3M’s Elyria, Ohio plant. Following a November announcement of closure slated for June 2017, the 140-odd employees of the sponge manufacturing facility lobbied tirelessly for a reversal. Inevitably, their hope was kindled by a changing […]

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Factory Check

U.S. factory orders rise for 2nd straight month Thus far, things are looking up for U.S. factories in 2017. New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a second straight month in January, suggesting the recovery of the manufacturing sector was gaining momentum as rising prices for commodities spur demand for machinery. Factory goods orders rose 1.2 percent, […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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‘Pillars’ of a Rebuild

Caterpillar moving HQ to Chicago area Caterpillar’s saga continues with a headquarters relocation, the company announced Tuesday, as it plans to move its home base and current weight of burdens to the City of Big Shoulders. An exact site is yet undetermined. While the construction company has incentives aplenty for relocating by the lake—drawing from a […]

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State of Repair

Hobbyists, lobbyists, and the growing battle for the “right to repair” Could it be possible that some repair technicians have to contend for their own right to fix something? The thought seems far-fetched, but as manufacturers gain increasing monopolies over certain products, and technology is further integrated into machinery, it sheds light on obstacles facing […]

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The HVAC Repair Market

An industry that’s heating up in a number of ways While certain sectors of the repair, maintenance, and service industries face decline or uncertainty, HVAC is not one of them. A recent Bloomberg report shows job availability in the sector has grown, despite the manufacturing of HVAC products being on the decline. In other words, it’s a […]

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Only in 2016

FABTECH will have some interesting panels; could get heated FABTECH 2016 will examine the future of manufacturing with an emphasis on the laser and fabrication industries, as always, this year when it gets underway Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. However, ‘this year’ hasn’t been an ordinary one by any standards. With three “forward-looking” […]

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Exercising Caution

Siemens’ CEO says company will approach 2017 carefully Siemens’ CEO has said the company will take a cautious approach to its deals in the upcoming calendar year. Although it is unclear yet what effects this could have on the industrial electric motor market, the open statement reflects a larger trend, and the company has such a […]

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