Machine tool orders posted mixed results in November, falling on a monthly basis but recording a small increase from a year earlier.
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Babcock International Group has placed an order for a set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line.
Manufacturing outperformed the overall economy in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today.
Boeing Co. this week said it agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion because of fatal crashes stemming from problems with the 737 Max. The company is looking to the settlement a way to move on from a corporate crisis.
Manufacturing growth accelerated in December fueled by new orders for products, the Institute for Supply Management said today.
The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that efforts to overturn certified election results " will only result in further division across our nation."
In 2020, most manufacturers focused on mitigating the impact of COVID-19, but mitigation is too little too late. Many companies learned that lesson after seeing how COVID-19 outbreaks affected either their own facilities or other manufacturing firms.
The CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers said that manufacturers "stand with members of Congress who intend to uphold their constitutional responsibility and vote to certify the Electoral College tallies that resulted from free, fair and legal elections in the states."
Durable goods orders rose in November, paced by motor vehicles and parts, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
This article is based on the Workforce Leadership Exchange at FABTECH 2019. It continues coverage that began with the Up Front column in ME, January 2020, page 6, and continued with “Workforce Pipeline” on pages 102-103 of the April issue and “Workforce Pipeline” on pages 86-87 of the October issue.