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  • Apple cancels production boost for budget iPhone XR Due to disappointing demand

    11/05/2018 8:02:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 11/05/2018 | LAULY LI and CHENG TING-FANG,
    TAIPEI -- Apple has signaled disappointing demand for the new iPhone XR, telling its top smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the relatively cost-effective model that hit shelves in late October, sources say. "For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as its top customer said it does not need to manufacture that many by now," a source familiar with the situation said. That means Foxconn, the Taiwanese company traded as Hon Hai Precision Industry, would produce...
  • Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

    10/25/2018 3:12:41 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Bloomberg | October 23, 2018, 9:39 AM CDT Updated on October 23, 2018, 9:58 PM CDT | Matthew Boesler
    Bloomberg link only.
  • Now hiring: Door County manufacturers seek hundreds of workers (Wisconsin)

    10/18/2018 10:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 15, 2017 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/10/15/door-county-manufacturers-hiring-hundreds-workers-shipbuilding/1599068002/
  • US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

    10/16/2018 8:53:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 16, 2018 | Paul Wiseman
    U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage points. Over the past year, industrial production rose 5.1 percent. The increase was slightly higher than economists had expected and offered more evidence that the U.S. economy is in good health. Overall economic growth reached 4.2 percent from April through June, fastest in nearly four years. The...
  • Staff-starved factories in Minnesota, US finally offer higher wages, perks

    10/16/2018 1:28:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Finger Lakes Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Dee Depass, Star Tribune
    As the job market continues to tighten, more factories are turning to a recruiting tool they have been avoiding: money. Take Spectro Alloys Corp. in Rosemount, Minn. The aluminum recycling firm has upped its recruitment budget and raised starting pay nearly 10 percent —it even raffled off a new ATV to job applicants. "The hiring environment is extremely challenging right now," said Luke Palen, president of Spectro, which recently added 5,000 square feet and needs more workers to meet demand. "A hot market for recycled aluminum and even hotter local job market is forcing the Spectro team to think outside...
  • Local manufacturing companies struggling to fill open jobs (Ohio)

    10/12/2018 2:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Youngstown Vindicator ^ | October 6, 2018 | Jordyn Grzelewski
    There is no limit on how many people Vallourec, a global manufacturing company with a steel pipe mill here in the Valley, could hire right now, said Chris Allen, the company’s talent acquisition manager for North America. “We don’t have enough [workers] and we won’t have enough,” Allen said. “Our [hiring] number is infinite right now.” That demand is no doubt driven partly by the boom in oil and natural gas, one of the primary industries Vallourec serves, but there are other issues at play that other Valley manufacturing companies are experiencing, too. “We could use 20 more [employees] right...
  • Team Trump is Protecting America’s Vital Manufacturing, Defense Industrial Base from Big Risks....

    10/11/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 10/10/2018 | Peter Navarro Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy
    America’s manufacturing and defense industrial base – vital to ensuring our national security – is under significant threat at a time when the military capabilities of China, Russia, and our other strategic competitors are growing. This is an enormously important issue that has received far less attention in the news media than it deserves. Fortunately, President Trump has long recognized that to be strong and secure our nation must be able to rely on U.S. companies to manufacture products needed for our national defense. He understands that we must never become dependent on foreign nations to design, produce and maintain...
  • Manufacturing Jobs +18,000 in September

    10/07/2018 3:15:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 5, 2018 | 8:46 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Manufacturing jobs increased by 18,000 in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In August, according to the new BLS numbers, there were 12,729,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. In September, there were 12,747,000. …
  • Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out of American Weapons

    10/07/2018 1:56:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 57 replies
    The Pentagon intends to invest in domestic manufacturing to reduce its over-reliance on Chinese and other foreign-made parts in American weapons, top defense officials said Thursday. The U.S. reliance on China is one of many areas discussed in a 146-page report about the health of the defense industrial base that President Trump is scheduled to release on Friday during an event at the White House. Other areas include “accelerating workforce development efforts to grow domestic science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and critical trade skills.” ***** The report says China is the only producer of various chemicals needed in missiles and bombs,...
  • HP's Metal Jet 3D printer may build your next car's innards

    09/22/2018 1:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | September 10, 2018 | Stephen Shankland
    Humans have figured out lots of ways to shape metal -- casting it with a mold, stamping it, drilling holes and milling surfaces in a machine shop, even zapping it with a laser. Well, now you can add a new method: 3D printing. A number of companies offer metal 3D printing, which creates products and components layer by layer with a computer-controlled system tracing its lineage to ordinary inkjet printers. But on Monday, printing giant HP announced it's entered the market with the ambition to dramatically lower prices, courtesy of a $400,000 product called the Metal Jet. "We're really going...
  • Team Trump Should Serve American Manufacturing A Big 'MAC'

    09/11/2018 4:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    As a candidate for president, Donald Trump made protecting and strengthening American manufacturing a cornerstone of his campaign. Under his watch, the United States added 138,000 manufacturing jobs last year and that number continues to rise. There is something else he can do now to protect American manufacturing and foster job growth: keep the mobile air conditioning credits that are part of the EPA’s auto emission standards program. One of the ways the United States protects its status as global leader in the automotive industry is through the Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) credit system that is part of the EPA’s...
  • Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won’t make hatchback in US [the Focus Active]

    09/09/2018 8:42:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 09, 2018 4:59 PM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    Ford won’t be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump’s claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing Trump’s new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America. Trump took to Twitter Sunday to declare victory and write: “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!” But in a statement Sunday, Ford said “it would not be...
  • ShayoNano USA Selects Chester, South Carolina, for Manufacturing Plant (40 jobs)

    09/08/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 7, 2018 | Staff
    ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. The company is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve the profitability and performance of a variety of products. The company harnesses its unique, patented technology to support a range of uses, including paints and coatings, fire retardants, nanocomposites and more. Located at 564 Ecology Lane in Chester, ShayoNano’s new, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to start...
  • Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

    09/08/2018 3:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 | Christopher Bing
    U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including its Watch, but it did not mention the iPhone. Trump, speaking on Friday aboard Air Force One, said the administration had tariffs planned for an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump tweeted that “Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on...
  • Proposed [items hit by tariffs] Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts...,

    08/31/2018 5:55:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    U.S. Gov. ^ | 7-16-18 | Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR)
    On June 20, 2018 (83 FR 28710), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) provided notice of an initial action in the Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The initial action was the imposition of an additional 25 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion, effective July 6, 2018. The proposed modification is to maintain the original $34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and to take further action in the form of...
  • Other U.S. cities are catching up to DFW's manufacturing performance

    08/31/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | August 6, 2018 | Evan Hoopfer
    Dallas-Fort Worth added 5,800 manufacturing jobs in June. This represents a 2.1-percent employment increase from June 2017 to June 2018. While that rate is among the best in the nation, it's down from six months ago when the Dallas Business Journal examined the manufacturing sectors of the country's 15 largest metropolitan areas. Here's how many manufacturing jobs were added during the June 2017 to June 2018 time frame. For a more in-depth look at each metro area, click through the slideshow above. The 5,800 jobs added ranks No. 4 among the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and the...
  • Eriez Reports Sales Increases, Hiring Surge (Erie, Pennsylvania)

    08/31/2018 2:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Advanced Manufacturing ^ | August 29, 2018 | Press release
    Separation technologies manufacturer Eriez (Erie, PA) reports increased sales growth in most product and industry categories so far this year. President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth noted that bookings are up by as much as 35 percent from 2017 on a month-to-month comparison. “Mining and recycling markets are bouncing back strongly, while products such as metal detectors continue to grow each year,” he explained. Many other products the company manufactures for plastics, food, rubber, textile, and aggregate industries are experiencing higher demand. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment have...
  • Doyle Manufacturing hiring skilled workers, says the industry is in need (25 jobs in Illinois)

    08/28/2018 4:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WGEM-TV ^ | August 24, 2018 | Brett Knese
    If you or someone you know is looking for work, there's an opportunity opening up in the Tri-States. A local manufacturer is adding a couple dozen head of household jobs. These are skilled positions which the business said the industry is lacking right now. For Chad Sommer, a manufacturing job gives him stability and room to grow professionally. In just three years he's worked his way up to a lead supervisor position. "I just happened to stop by the office and ask if they were hiring. That's how it came about. They said yes they are. I filled out the...
  • With 'i-house,' manufactured housing goes chic

    08/17/2018 5:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Duncan Mansfield and the Associated Press
    From its bamboo floors to its rooftop deck, Clayton Homes' new industrial-chic "i-house" is about as far removed from a mobile home as an iPod from a record player. Architects at the country's largest manufactured home company embraced the basic rectangular form of what began as housing on wheels and gave it a postmodern turn with a distinctive v-shaped roofline, energy efficiency and luxury appointments. Stylistically, the "i-house" might be more at home in the pages of a cutting-edge architectural magazine like Dwell— an inspirational source — than among the Cape Cods and ranchers in the suburbs. The layout of...
  • Trump fires up the charm with Downstate steel workers: ‘I could be one of you’

    07/28/2018 6:57:36 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 28, 2018 | Neil Steinberg
    “We need steel,” he said. “We need steel plants. And to see an old, big monster plant like this re-opening — that is an honor. I look at the faces of you people; I could be one of you. I like you guys. I could be one of you.” That struck me as either sincere or an amazing facsimile. The workers, for their part, couldn’t give him a standing ovation because they never sat down. I left the hall thinking: Donald Trump is going to be re-elected in 2020. The Democrats don’t have anyone who can touch him. Bank on...