Arnold Kamler worked with his father to bring bicycle manufacturing to the United States in the 1970s, only to watch China undercut the industry. Now he’s leading the charge to build the two-wheelers here again with an aggressive reshoring plan.
Turmoil at the top of the IW U.S. 500, our annual list of the 500 largest public manufacturing companies, can be attributed in part to trouble in the oil patch but also to a huge technology transformation sweeping through the industry....More
The largest blow is related to the Dreamliner, which debuted more than two years late, with the company writing off two flight-test aircraf, at a cost of $847 million after determining it can’t find any buyers....More
Woodward Inc., an aerospace and energy systems controls manufacturer that recently built three new U.S. facilities, sees good site planning and architecture as a recruitment tool and a way to save energy for its clients....More
Research firm IDC reports global sales of smartwatches tumbled 32% from a year ago to 3.5 million units, with market leader Apple’s share still at an estimated 47%, but sales fell by more than half to 1.6 million....More
Boeing and Embraer will use an E170 narrow-body jet as a flying tested to evaluate several advanced environmentally focuses technologies, in operational tests during August and September in Brazil....More
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Dean Kamen has invented the Segway, the iBot wheelchair and hundreds of other life-changing tools. But more than four decades into his career, his lasting legacy could well be helping turn hundreds of thousands of kids toward technology....More