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Dow Chemical Builds 50,000th Habitat for Humanity Home
Dow Chemical Builds 50,000th Habitat for Humanity Home
Company has partnered with organization for 34 years.
Companies Optimistic about Future Trade Activity with the U.S.
Companies Optimistic about Future Trade Activity with the US
Forty-three percent of companies surveyed expect trade to increase by more than 10% over the next five years.
Next Three Years More Critical Than Past 50: CEO Survey
“CEOs see new entrants disrupting their business models and acknowledge that they are not in a position to be a disruptor themselves,” said Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO of KPMG.
Chicago’s New MHUB to Spur Manufacturing
Chicago's New MHUB to Spur Manufacturing
“MHUB will unite the manufacturing sector with our vibrant technology-focused entrepreneurial scene, and will encourage new and existing manufacturing as a driver of growth for our city thanks to new applications in product development and manufacturing,” said Mayor Emanuel.
Glass Workers Union Merges with United Steelworkers
The union dates back to 1842, when a group of Philadelphia glassblowers organized.
Toyota to Invest $22 Million in University of Michigan Robotics Research
Over four years, Toyota Research Institute will collaborate with the university on enhanced driving safety, partner robotics and indoor mobility, autonomous driving and student learning and diversity.
LIFT's Robotic Blacksmithing Contest Forges Ahead
The intent is to familiarize students with cutting-edge lightweighting technology and hopefully spur their interest in a manufacturing career.
DMDII Seeks Proposals for Advanced Manufacturing R&D Projects
The proposal topics address three technology areas: intelligent machines, advanced manufacturing enterprise and advanced analysis.
From Artillery to Autonomy: Historic Ford Site Will Test Self-Driving Vehicles
The state of Michigan has purchased 311 acres at Willow Run, a former munitions factory, for $1.2 million.
US Steel Won't Punish Workers for Injury Reporting Delay
The steelworkers union filed a complaint after workers were suspended without pay for not immediately reporting they had been hurt on the job.
Financial Impact of Quality Remains a Question 1
Despite an upgrade on quality's importance to organizations, its financial impact presents challenges.
The onboard display inside a Tesla Model S.
Amid Investigation, Tesla Has No Plans to Disable Autopilot 2
Musk: “A lot of people don’t understand what it is and how you turn it on. It says beta specifically so people do not become complacent.”
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%.

Chicago's Mondelez Plant Dunks Its Last Oreo
About half the plant's 1,200 workers will be laid off as production moves to Mexico.
A factory worker on the line.
BLS JOBS REPORT: 287,000 New Positions Marks Biggest Jump Since October
Manufacturing added 14,000 new jobs in June, but remains down 24,000 in 2016, a major point of contention among some in the industry.
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