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Weekly Wrap Up for June 12, 2019

Another insightful leading indicator report is the Credit Manager’s Index with Dr. Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence, who reviews the data posted at www.nacm.org on the last day of each month from the organization whose members look 90-180 days into the future to how they will get paid for orders shipped. Tim Grady interviews Chris about the general direction of the economy and ...

Manufacturing Bounces Back in June

After four consecutive months of minuscule gains and bigger losses, the manufacturing industry posted a gain of 17,000 jobs in June. Durable goods, products intended to last 3 years or longer, were responsible for a majority of the gains with 12,000 new jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturers of computers and computer-related goods added 6,500 jobs with machinery ...

China’s Loss Is Vietnam’s Gain

In the first four months of this year Vietnam has become the eighth largest import partner for the United States, surpassing Ireland, Italy, India and France among others. The trade war between the United States and China continues, forcing manufacturers to move production outside China to avoid paying ever-increasing tariffs on goods bound for the US. In the first four months of this year ...

Weekly Wrap Up For June 28th, 2019

Scott Ellyson, CEO and co-founder of East West Manufacturing joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss the services they offer in the arena of industrial manufacturing, and how they can help develop a prototype or take a prototype into production, with all the advantages of a team of engineers and production people in the U.S. as well as 5 other countries to help their customers make, ...

Weekly Wrap Up For June 21st, 2019

In this episode, Don Leavens, Vice President and Chief Economist of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, discusses both cyclical and structural forces shaping the U.S. electrical manufacturing space. Following Don’s description of the electrical manufacturing growth picture, the questioning turns to product and process innovation. When asked about concentration and barriers to ...

Empire State Manufacturing Report Posts Largest Drop In History

The Empire State Manufacturing Report took a sharp nosedive this month, falling 26.4 points to -8.6 as reported this past Monday. This precipitous drop represents the first time the index has dipped into negative territory since October of 2016. Any number below zero represents a contraction in manufacturing activity in New York state. Analysts had predicted a significantly more favorable number ...

Researchers Use X-Ray To Capture Microscopic Manufacturing Defects

Microscopic defects that typically occur in laser-based manufacturing of metal parts can lead to some serious issues down the road if left undetected. Fixing these mistakes can lead to a significant cost and time increase when producing a part. Although, new research into what causes these flaws may have led to a remedy for the problem. Researchers from Missouri S&T, Argonne National ...

Weekly Wrap Up For June 14th, 2019

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the latest Credit Manager’s Index report with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Metal Foam Stops .50 Caliber Rounds as Well as Steel For Immediate Release: Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conven...

Reshoring Brings Jobs Back To The United States In Droves

A combination of relocated manufacturing and foreign direct investment in US manufacturing brought 145,000 jobs to the United State in 2018. This represents the second highest rate of job increase in recorded history. According to the Reshoring Initiative’s 2018 Reshoring Report, which includes data from 2010 through 2018, jobs repatriated from China account for a whopping 59% of all ...