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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.
Six Challenges for Driverless Cars
The high cost of technology, the limitations of a machine to make ethical decisions and the potential for cyber attacks are among the barriers to acceptance that automotive experts discussed last week.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner prepare for landing.
Aircraft Pull US Durable Goods Orders into June Rebound
Durable goods orders are up 3.4% for June after consecutive monthly drops, with orders for non-defense aircraft leading the way up 66.1%
Wired Article Prompts Voluntary Recall of 1.4 Million FCA Vehicles
A Wired magazine article this week in which two hackers effectively carjack a Jeep remotely through its radio has prompted FCA to issue a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles.
Smartwatches, Other Connected Devices Open New Hacking Risks
A new study from Hewlett-Packard finds that all 10 smartwatches tested 'contain significant vulnerabilities, included insufficient authentication, lack of encryption and privacy concerns.'
GF, EOS Form 3-D Printing Partnership
The Swiss machine solutions company and the German additive manufacturing leader will focus on the mold and die sector and display their first solutions in October.
Creating the IndustyWeek US 500
IndustryWeek partnered with Mergent Inc. to create the 2014 IW U.S. 500 ranking of the largest publicly held manufacturing companies headquartered in the United States.
Newly Minted 'Manufacturing Communities' to Share $1 Billion 2
Communities were selected based on the strength of their economic development plans, the potential for impact in their communities and the depths of their partnerships across the public and private sectors.
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