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Manufacturing Is Vital for Economic Growth

There’s a lot a country can do to secure more making jobs.

I’m not an economist, but it’s clear to me that if I were a country, I’d want my economy to be grounded on the bedrock of making.


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How do you define manufacturing?

In August, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) opted to delay implementation of a new “factoryless goods producer” classification in the latest revision of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).


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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Hits 3.5-Year High

WASHINGTON—U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3.5-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.


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Help Manufacturers Reshore Production

Good news: America is now luring as many factory jobs back from overseas as it’s losing to continued offshoring. That’s the assessment of the Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit group that encourages companies to move work back to the United States.


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U.S. Manufacturing Expands for 14th Straight Month

WASHINGTON—U.S. manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, up from 55.3 in June. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing is growing.


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Goodyear Surpasses Goal of Hire 1,000 Vets

AKRON, OH—Two years ago, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company made a commitment to hire 1,000 U.S. military veterans. Today, the company announced that it surpassed its three-year goal more than a year early, and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans.


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Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs in June

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy added a robust 288,000 new jobs last month—the fifth straight month in which the United States has added more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate now stands at 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.


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Special Report: State of the Profession 2014

"Happy Days Are Here Again” was a popular song back in the 1930s. Assemblers in many industries have been singing an updated version of the tune lately, because the new golden age of American manufacturing has begun.


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Workers in Some Industries Enjoying Higher Pay Raises Than Others

DETROIT—If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry. Historically, at this stage in the economy’s recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. But five years after the Great Recession officially ended, raises remain sharply uneven across industries.


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Web Page Lists Manufacturing Jobs

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—The Association for Manufacturing Excellence has created an on-line manufacturing job board on its Web site as a resource for both job seekers and employers across the country.


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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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