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Manufacturing Jobs Climb in the Rocky Mountain State
The food processing and industrial machinery sectors showed the highest gains.
Two auto workers on the floor.
US Generates 173,000 New Jobs in August
The federal government reported almost 50,000 fewer new jobs than anticipated for the month, but August has been historically weak and these numbers might be enough for a Fed rate hike.
Five Year Forecast: Huge Rise in Trade from Asia to NA and Europe
Five Year Forecast: Huge Rise in Trade from Asia to NA and Europe
An increase of over 30% in the next five years underscores China’s intent to remain a new trade hub-and spoke lynchpin for the rest of the economic world.
General Mills -  We Want to Be around in 150 Years so Will Reduce Emissions
General Mills - We Want to Be around in 150 Years so Will Reduce Emissions

General Mills Inc. (IW 100/260) announced on August 31 that it will reduce gas emissions by 28% across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. And the company said it reached this number based on scientific findings which have found what is necessary to sustain the health of the planet.

'Consolidation': the Auto Supplier Buzzword of the Year 1
Merger and acquisition deal value will likely exceed $48 billion in 2015 worldwide for global automotive suppliers, easily overtaking the previous high in 2007 of $35 billion.
GM Strike Ends in Brazil
A two-week strike at a General Motors plant in Sao Jose, Brazil ended yesterday when the company agreed to put 800 job cuts on hold until next year.
US Manufacturing Still in Trouble, Warns ITIF 1
Is U.S. manufacturing strong compared to other developed nations? A new critique warns a Congressional report was too optimistic.
UAW Blasts GM Plan to Sell Chinese-Made Cars in US 4
Car sales are slowing in China, where GM has installed a huge production base over the past decade.
A Ford factory worker on the assembly line.
Producer Prices Up for July Despite Energy Price Drop
Producer price index edges up 0.2% for the month, just ahead of projections, as the Federal Reserve continues to promote the need for stronger inflation.
Parents Still Not Getting the Message About Manufacturing 3
A new survey finds that while parents aren’t actively discouraging their kids from taking manufacturing jobs, they still aren’t sold on the idea.
Creating the IW US 500 
IndustryWeek partnered with Mergent Inc. to create the 2015 IW U.S. 500 ranking of the largest (based on revenue) publicly held manufacturing companies headquartered in the United States.
Who is in the IW US 500? 
Here is the formula used to determine what companies qualify for the IW U.S. 500.
Creating the IW 50 Best US Manufacturers

The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers.

IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. This includes inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity, and revenue growth.

The most recent year accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2012 is weighted at 30% and 2011 contributes 20%.

Mexico Leads Manufacturing Growth in Latin America
Mexico Leads Manufacturing Growth in Latin America
The automotive sector remained the growth engine in Mexico, expanding output by 11.1% in the January-April year-over-year period.
Nissan, Daimler to Collaborate in Mexico
The automakers will open a new manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico that is expected to create 3,600 jobs by 2020.
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