IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en Canada Hopeful TPP Can Survive Without U.S., Trade Minister Says http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/canada-hopeful-tpp-can-survive-without-us-trade-minister-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in an interview Friday shortly before Trump’s inauguration Canada would consider all its options with fellow TPP states, including whether a new deal can be salvaged without U.S. participation.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/canada-hopeful-tpp-can-survive-without-us-trade-minister-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/canada-hopeful-tpp-can-survive-without-us-trade-minister-says#comments Global Economy The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 531111 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Canada&#39;s Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland at the TPP signing ceremony in February in Auckland, New Zealand.&nbsp;</p> Getty Images GE's Results Weren't That Bad, But Disappointments Add Up http://www.industryweek.com/finance/ges-results-werent-bad-disappointments-add <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shares of the $271 billion maker of ultrasound machines and artificial-lift equipment fell as much as 2.2% on Friday, as fourth-quarter sales came in lower than what analysts had anticipated.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/ges-results-werent-bad-disappointments-add" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/ges-results-werent-bad-disappointments-add#comments Finance The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 531101 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Forge Fair 2017 http://www.industryweek.com/forge-fair-2017 <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div><p>Forge Fair 2017 is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Cleveland Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Cleveland</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.499320">41° 29' 57.552" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.694361">81° 41' 39.6996" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.499320+-81.694361+%28%2C+Cleveland%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Forge Fair 2017 is North America&rsquo;s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/forge-fair-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/forge-fair-2017#comments 41.499320 -81.694361 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:52:00 +0000 531091 at http://www.industryweek.com National Association of Manufacturers Public Affairs Conference http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-public-affairs-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div><p>The NAM’s Annual Public Affairs Conference focuses on grassroots involvement, best practices and policy initiatives over the course of two and a half days.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas </span> <div class="street-address"> 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South </div> <span class="locality">Las Vegas</span>, <span class="region">NV</span> <span class="postal-code">89109</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.109754">36° 6' 35.1144" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-115.173873">115° 10' 25.9428" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.109754+-115.173873+%283708+Las+Vegas+Boulevard+South%2C+Las+Vegas%2C+NV%2C+89109%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The NAM&rsquo;s Annual Public Affairs Conference focuses on grassroots involvement, best practices and policy initiatives over the course of two and a half days.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-public-affairs-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-public-affairs-conference#comments 36.109754 -115.173873 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:26:00 +0000 530981 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturing Group Awaits President Trump’s Policy on Putting American Jobs First http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-group-awaits-president-trump-s-policy-putting-american-jobs-first <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"It will take a concerted effort on trade, tax, workforce, and infrastructure policy to create the economic and industrial renaissance the president is proposing," said Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-group-awaits-president-trump-s-policy-putting-american-jobs-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/manufacturing-group-awaits-president-trump-s-policy-putting-american-jobs-first#comments Public Policy Workforce The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:27:00 +0000 530971 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images P&G Gets Boost from Push to Get Shoppers to Buy Pricier Products http://www.industryweek.com/finance/pg-gets-boost-push-get-shoppers-buy-pricier-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>David Taylor, who took over as PG’s CEO in November 2015 after 35 years with the company, pledged to make the owner of Tide, Pampers and Olay a more nimble and innovative competitor. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/pg-gets-boost-push-get-shoppers-buy-pricier-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/pg-gets-boost-push-get-shoppers-buy-pricier-products#comments Finance The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:44:00 +0000 530961 at http://www.industryweek.com City Sues Maker of Painkiller OxyContin http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/city-sues-maker-painkiller-oxycontin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"There is clear evidence that Purdue Pharma ignored their responsibility to stop the diversion of OxyContin into the black market, directly leading to the heroin crisis on our streets today," said Ray Stephanson, the mayor of Everett, Washington. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/city-sues-maker-painkiller-oxycontin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/city-sues-maker-painkiller-oxycontin#comments Regulations The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:40:00 +0000 530731 at http://www.industryweek.com The Manufacturing Non-Recovery http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-non-recovery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Almost a decade after going over the edge, the U.S. manufacturing sector has yet to reach its pre-recession levels of output. What is causing the slow recovery?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-non-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/manufacturing-non-recovery#comments Ideaxchange Public Policy Global Economy The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 529281 at http://www.industryweek.com Weighed Down by Oil Slump, GE Misses Revenue Estimates http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/weighed-down-oil-slump-ge-misses-revenue-estimates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Revenue clearly was a bit light,” according to one industry analyst. “I don’t see any signs of big problems, but it was a grind quarter.”</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/weighed-down-oil-slump-ge-misses-revenue-estimates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/budgeting-reporting/weighed-down-oil-slump-ge-misses-revenue-estimates#comments Budgeting & Reporting Companies & Executives Treasury & Cash Management Finance Leadership The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0000 530821 at http://www.industryweek.com Alex Wong, Getty Images Apple Preps for Indian iPhones, at a Price http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/apple-preps-indian-iphones-price <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Apple is asking for a long list of financial concessions from India, including a 15-year tax holiday on imports of components and equipment.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/apple-preps-indian-iphones-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/apple-preps-indian-iphones-price#comments Companies & Executives Trade Global Economy Leadership Technology The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0000 530741 at http://www.industryweek.com Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Samsung Will Blame Note 7 Fiasco on Irregularly Sized Battery http://www.industryweek.com/quality/samsung-will-blame-note-7-fiasco-irregularly-sized-battery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After months of investigation, the South Korean tech giant will announce that the fires and overheating that forced it to scrap its Note 7 line were caused by batteries that didn’t fit properly in the phones.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/quality/samsung-will-blame-note-7-fiasco-irregularly-sized-battery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/quality/samsung-will-blame-note-7-fiasco-irregularly-sized-battery#comments Quality Safety Global Economy Operations Technology The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000 530721 at http://www.industryweek.com George Frey, Getty Images Trump and His Use of American Power http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/trump-and-his-use-american-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>President Donald J. Trump clearly sees that the U.S. is in a far greater position of strength than most of the American people do, but his view of America's role in the world could shake up the order in effect since 1944.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/trump-and-his-use-american-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/trump-and-his-use-american-power#comments Ideaxchange Public Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:29:00 +0000 530491 at http://www.industryweek.com Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robot Cars to Descend on 10 US Sites as Proving Grounds http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/robot-cars-descend-10-us-sites-proving-grounds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The selections follow a nationwide competition among national testing centers that began in November.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/robot-cars-descend-10-us-sites-proving-grounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/robot-cars-descend-10-us-sites-proving-grounds#comments Emerging Technologies Product Development Regulations Robotics The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:11:00 +0000 530331 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock ChemChina Files for US Antitrust Approval of Syngenta Deal http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/chemchina-files-us-antitrust-approval-syngenta-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The FTC, which oversees merger reviews along with the Justice Department, has 30 days to clear the proposed tie-up or issue a second request, seeking more information and a longer review period.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/chemchina-files-us-antitrust-approval-syngenta-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/chemchina-files-us-antitrust-approval-syngenta-deal#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Legislation Strategic Planning & Execution Regulations The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:43:00 +0000 530321 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Michel Demar&eacute;, Syngenta chairman</p> Courtesy of Syngenta China Advances Chip Ambitions with Plan for a $30 Billion Plant http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-advances-chip-ambitions-plan-30-billion-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Tsinghua intends to erect a semiconductor complex around an envisioned plant in the eastern city of Nanjing that will have an initial monthly capacity of 100,000 wafers.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-advances-chip-ambitions-plan-30-billion-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/china-advances-chip-ambitions-plan-30-billion-plant#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Expansion Management The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:01:00 +0000 530271 at http://www.industryweek.com Mentorship: Leadership for the 21st Century http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mentorship-leadership-21st-century <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Casemore, President and Founder, Casemore and Co. Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>For a better educated workforce, practicing an outdated style of leadership dating back to the pre-industrial age is simply ineffective.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mentorship-leadership-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/mentorship-leadership-21st-century#comments Corporate Culture Leadership The Latest Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 529251 at http://www.industryweek.com Wanted: Workers with Soft Skills http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/wanted-workers-soft-skills <div class="field-byline"> Dan Charney </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supply chain experience may land a job interview, but it's the soft skills that will land the job.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/wanted-workers-soft-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/wanted-workers-soft-skills#comments IndustryWeek Wire Material Handling & Logistics Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:44:00 +0000 400091 at http://www.industryweek.com Savvy CEOs Are Learning How to Manage Donald Trump http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/savvy-ceos-are-learning-how-manage-donald-trump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By making its announcement about 7,000 jobs, GM was able to distract the president-elect from the hard facts about building cars in Mexico. And the Mexico issue went away--at least for now.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/savvy-ceos-are-learning-how-manage-donald-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/savvy-ceos-are-learning-how-manage-donald-trump#comments Companies & Executives Trade Global Economy Leadership The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:00 +0000 529271 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images EPA Issues Proposed Rules on Chemical Risk Evaluation http://www.industryweek.com/safety/epa-issues-proposed-rules-chemical-risk-evaluation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New rules target chemical manufacturing, establish a process for identifying high-risk chemicals and prioritize which chemicals should be evaluated.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/epa-issues-proposed-rules-chemical-risk-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/epa-issues-proposed-rules-chemical-risk-evaluation#comments IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Safety Leadership Operations The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:28:00 +0000 527321 at http://www.industryweek.com Service Center Steel, Aluminum Shipments Fell in December http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments-fell-december <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>North American service centers registered some sharp declines for steel and aluminum shipments during December, though inventory levels continued to fall during the same period.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments-fell-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/service-center-steel-aluminum-shipments-fell-december#comments IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade Global Economy The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:21:00 +0000 528161 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Service center deliveries correspond to a significant volume of steel and aluminum products consumed by machine shops and fabricators, whose activities reflect the state of industrial activity in North America.</p> America’s Original NAFTA Negotiator Says Trump Can Improve Deal http://www.industryweek.com/trade/america-s-original-nafta-negotiator-says-trump-can-improve-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While some jobs are lost to trade, the answer is to retrain those workers with support from the government and companies -- not to trade less or end free-agreements, said Carla Hills, who led negotiations for President George H. W. Bush. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/america-s-original-nafta-negotiator-says-trump-can-improve-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/america-s-original-nafta-negotiator-says-trump-can-improve-deal#comments Trade The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:37:00 +0000 529201 at http://www.industryweek.com Tesla Avoids Recall in Probe of Death Linked to Autopilot http://www.industryweek.com/safety/tesla-avoids-recall-probe-death-linked-autopilot <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. government said a "safety-related defect trend has not been identified" with regard to death of Joshua Brown who was killed in May when his all-electric Tesla Model S sedan crashed into the side of a semitrailer that was crossing a Florida highway.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/tesla-avoids-recall-probe-death-linked-autopilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/tesla-avoids-recall-probe-death-linked-autopilot#comments Safety The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:10:00 +0000 528941 at http://www.industryweek.com What Automakers Could be Trump’s Next Targets? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/what-automakers-could-be-trump-s-next-targets <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Will President-elect Donald Trump follow through on his proposed 35% tariff on vehicle imports and potentially change the American car market?</p> </div> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/what-automakers-could-be-trump-s-next-targets#comments Competitiveness Regulations Trade Global Economy The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0000 528931 at http://www.industryweek.com Takata Shares Dive 17% on Bankruptcy Restructuring Report http://www.industryweek.com/finance/takata-shares-dive-17-bankruptcy-restructuring-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Autoliv and Key Safety Systems are both expected to present proposals to turn around Takata as early as this week, news that sent the Japanese airbag maker’s stock plummeting 17% in a day.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/takata-shares-dive-17-bankruptcy-restructuring-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/takata-shares-dive-17-bankruptcy-restructuring-report#comments Treasury & Cash Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:40:00 +0000 528871 at http://www.industryweek.com A Bad Day to be a Buyer http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A supplier's bankruptcy leads to a creative solution: Is it really stealing if you take back something that you actually paid for?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/procurement/bad-day-be-buyer#comments Ideaxchange Procurement Supplier Relationships Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:24:00 +0000 528591 at http://www.industryweek.com Former VW CEO Deflects Blame for Dieselgate http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/former-vw-ceo-deflects-blame-dieselgate <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Martin Winterkorn apologized during his first public appearance since September 2015, saying he was deeply upset about disappointing VW customers, and claimed he had no early knowledge of the emissions scandal.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/former-vw-ceo-deflects-blame-dieselgate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/former-vw-ceo-deflects-blame-dieselgate#comments Companies & Executives Environment Regulations Global Economy Leadership The Latest Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:51:00 +0000 528681 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Former VW AG CEO Martin Winterkorn arrives to testify at the Bundestag commission investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The testimony marked Winterkorn&rsquo;s first public appearance since his resignation in September 2015.</p> Sean Gallup, Getty Images Siemens CEO Kaeser Says Osram Spinoff Has Now 'Grown Up' http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/siemens-ceo-kaeser-says-osram-spinoff-has-now-grown <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“They had to do a lot of restructuring; we always said we would be there as a protective parent as long as they are in this re-positioning and re-calibration” phase, Kaeser said.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/siemens-ceo-kaeser-says-osram-spinoff-has-now-grown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/siemens-ceo-kaeser-says-osram-spinoff-has-now-grown#comments Companies & Executives Strategic Planning & Execution Finance The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:56:00 +0000 528581 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Siemens AG Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser</p> Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Safran to Buy Zodiac for $10 Billion in All-French Aviation Deal http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/safran-buy-zodiac-10-billion-all-french-aviation-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The combination will unite Safran activities spanning turbines, landing gear, brakes and avionics with Zodiac’s cabin interiors, fuel, lighting, safety and power-distribution gear. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/safran-buy-zodiac-10-billion-all-french-aviation-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/safran-buy-zodiac-10-billion-all-french-aviation-deal#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:50:00 +0000 528271 at http://www.industryweek.com China EV Startup Future Mobility to Build $1.7 Billion Factory http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/china-ev-startup-future-mobility-build-17-billion-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The factory will have an initial capacity of 150,000 units a year.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/china-ev-startup-future-mobility-build-17-billion-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/china-ev-startup-future-mobility-build-17-billion-factory#comments Companies & Executives Emerging Technologies Expansion Management The Changing Automotive Landscape The Latest Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:03:00 +0000 528261 at http://www.industryweek.com Oracle Sued by US Over Alleged Discriminatory Pay, Hiring http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The company’s compensation policies discriminate against women and black and Asian employees, the U.S. Labor Department said.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/oracle-sued-us-over-alleged-discriminatory-pay-hiring#comments Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Global Economy Workforce The Latest Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000 527581 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images