year : 2018 290 results

Apple Expands U.S. Operations With Their New Billion Dollar Campus in Austin

The city of Austin, Texas may have missed out on being selected by Amazon for their new headquarters, but they can take some solace in Apple’s decision to build a massive, $1 billion campus in Austin, adding to the 2 Apple facilities already located in the city. The new 133-acre project will make Apple the largest private employer in the city, initially adding 5,000 employees to the over 6,000 currently employed by Apple in Austin. The new facility will eventually employ close to 15,000 ...

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey

Monday’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey showed minor slow-down in manufacturing growth in December so far. The Empire State Manufacturing index, compiled using survey results from 200 manufacturers in New York, evaluates business conditions in the state. Any reading above 0.0 is indicative of improving conditions, while anything below indicates worsening conditions. The latest number was 10.9 and represents a drop of 12.4 over last month’s reading of 23.3. The report opens with ...

Demand For Cutting Tools Remains High

Manufacturing in America continues to soar and there are strong indications that this trend will continue. The latest Cutting Tool Market Report, jointly compiled by the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and the Association For Manufacturing Technology shows that U.S. manufacturers purchased $223.46 million in cutting tools in October 2018. This number represents a 6.1% increase over September 2018 and a 12.9% increase vs October 2017. Cutting tools are a primary consumable product for manufacture...

San Francisco Robotics Company Expanding In 2019

Bright Machines has announced plans to open an office in Seattle next year as part of manufacturing’s march towards a more automated future.The expansion includes the hiring of Amazon’s former senior software engineering leader on Amazon’s Alexa and Amazon Cloud Drive Nick Ciubotariu as their SVP of software engineering. Founded by former executives from 3D software company Autodesk and electronics manufacturer Flex in 2018, the company builds what it refers to as “bright cells,” ...

Trucking Jobs Continue To Increase, Driver Shortage Continues

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that transportation jobs increased yet again in November after substantial gains in both September and October. The trucking subsector saw an increase of over 4,500 jobs in November, putting total trucking jobs up almost 33,000 for 2018. Couriers and messengers account for the largest group with almost 10,000 jobs added. Warehousing/storage jobs increased by over 6,200. Overall earnings were up as well. The average hourly wage for the transportation ...