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Ford North American Headquarter Facilities Go Landfill-Fr
Ford NA Headquarter Facilities Go Landfill-Free 1
Fifty-nine Ford facilities no longer send any waste to landfills – this includes all Canadian and Mexican manufacturing plants.
BMW Spartanburg Takes Top Spot for US Auto Exports
The South Carolina plant is also now the largest facility in BMW’s global production network.
Ford Plans to Double Production in Mexico: Report
Plans call for expanding on an existing plant near Mexico City and building a new plant in San Luis Potosi.
TPP Countries Sign Trade Deal, Counter Chinese Power 2
The ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership aims to slash tariffs and trade barriers for about 40% of the global economy, but is not without controversy and protest.
CFOs Continue to be Optimistic About US Economy 1
Results from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 CFO Outlook Study.
US Manufacturing Contracts for 4th Month
The ISM purchasing managers index registers 48.2 for January, up from a downwardly-revised 48.0 for December, but still slumping.
Ford workers on the assembly line in Wayne, Michigan.
US Economy Loses Momentum in Fourth Quarter 1
NAM: “For manufacturers, these data continue to highlight the softness seen in the overall sector, with global headwinds and falling commodity prices challenging demand and production.”
Caterpillar Job Cuts Hit Illinois Hard
The company has reduced its workforce by 5,000 since September, with 2,300 of those workers in Peoria and other cities around the state.
Takata CEO Expected to Resign
This week US regulators expanded the recalls to 5 million more cars.
An array of stoves at a San Francisco appliance store.
US Durable Goods Orders Slump in December
New orders dropped 5.1% overall in December — and 1.2% without transportation — with revised drops for November.
China's Steel Cuts Could Lead to 400,000 Job Losses
China’s State Council announced on Sunday that it would cut between 100 to 150 million tons of steel production capacity over an undesignated length of time.
Kyocera Building World's Largest Floating Solar Project
The project will generate an estimated 16,170 megawatt hours (MWh) per year — enough electricity to power approximately 4,970 typical households — while offsetting about 8,170 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Leadership Lab Gives Women in Manufacturing a Boost
Scholarships for the training, funded by the GE Foundation, will go to women at small and mid-sized companies.
Walmart Awards $2.84 Million in Textile Manufacturing Grants
Universities in Texas, North Carolina and Oregon were among the five grantees, for projects including innovative dying and improving weaving efficiency.
Muslims Walk Off the Job in Prayer Break Dispute at Wisconsin Manufacturer 2
Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged the 53 workers to return to their jobs at Ariens in Brillion, Wisc., and continue to seek prayer breaks, even if it means getting fired.
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