This Week in Manufacturing: June 13-17

June 13, 2011
Obama focuses on jobs; Federal Reserve issuing a slew of economic data.
Updated 12:30 p.m. EST -- President Obama was scheduled to meet with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council this morning at the Durham, N.C., headquarters of Cree Inc., a manufacturer of LED lighting products. At the meeting, Obama and business leaders planned to discuss initiatives and policies to spur economic growth, promote job creation and accelerate hiring across the nation, according to a White House blog. This marks the second meeting of the Jobs and Competitiveness Council, which is chaired by GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Obama is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:45 p.m. EST today at Crees headquarters. It will be a light week for corporate earnings releases, but there is plenty of economic data on the docket. Highlights for the Week of June 13-17 June 13-17 Society of Manufacturing Engineers 39th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. June 14
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2011 Producer Price Index (8:30 a.m. EST)
June 15
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Empire State Manufacturing Survey (8:30 a.m. EST)

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2011 Consumer Price Index and Real Earnings (both at 8:30 a.m. EST)

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index, May 2011 Industrial Production (9:15 a.m. EST)

  • Federal Reserve's May 2011 Industrial Production/Capacity Utilization Index (9:15 a.m.)
June 16
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti Business Conditions Index, Initial Jobless Claims for week ending June 11 (8:30 a.m. EST)
June 17
  • Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers (10 a.m. EST)
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Josh Cable | Former Senior Editor

Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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