Items Tagged with 'manufacturing investment'


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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12 'Manufacturing Communities' to Receive Federal Funding

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration has named 12 regions of the U,S. that will receive special attention under a new federal program designed to help make them more attractive to manufacturing companies.

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U.S. Machine Tool Sales Increase in November

WASHINGTON—U.S. sales of machine tools totaled $437.79 million in November, an increase of 0.6 percent from October and up 20.7 percent compared with November 2012.

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Obama Unveils Manufacturing Innovation Insitute

CHARLOTTE, NC—Touting a rebound in manufacturing jobs, President Obama announced a public-private partnership to expand that momentum. He unveiled a manufacturing innovation institute in North Carolina, the first of three similar hubs he proposed in last year’s State of the Union address.

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Capital Spending Survey: Assembly Plants Boost Spending on Manufacturing Equipment

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, according to the latest data from the Institute for Supply Management.

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Index Fund Focuses on Robotics and Automation Suppliers

NEW YORK—A new exchange-traded fund focusing on robotics and automation companies was launched on the NASDAQ Thursday. The ROBO-STOX Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (Ticker Symbol: ROBO) closed at $24.94 per share.

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Slowly but surely, the economy is recovering from the Great Recession.

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Economist: Manufacturing to Grow 3.1 Percent

WASHINGTON—For 2013 as a whole, manufacturing production should increase 3.1 percent from 2012, according to the Manufacturing Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Manufacturing is predicted to grow 3.6 percent in 2014, 0.8 percentage points faster than the overall economy.

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Florida Governor Proposes Ending Sales Tax on Manufacturing Equipment

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed eliminating sales tax on manufacturing machinery.

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Durable Goods Order Rise in January

WASHINGTON—Orders for the factory goods that signal business investment plans jumped last month by the most in more than a year, suggesting companies are confident about their business prospects. Orders for so-called core capital goods, which include industrial machinery, construction equipment and computers, rose 6.3 percent in January from December.

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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.


 Live from The ASSEMBLY Show, Bob Wood, president of ECI Spinnomatic, talks about his company’s newest product: a fully automated riveting cell equipped with a rotary indexing table, a six-axis robot, an orbital forming unit, and laser sensors. 

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2014 December

The 2014 December Assembly includes our Capital Spending Report plus much more. Check it out today!

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Welding: Principles & Practices

This text introduces students to a solid background in the basic principles and practices of welding.

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