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Manufacturing Cuts 18,000 Jobs in March

Manufacturing Cuts 18,000 Jobs in March

April 3, 2020
Manufacturing lost 18,000 jobs last month, with non-durable goods industries taking the biggest hit as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slammed the economy.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
(Left) Dave Fox, CIM Systems, and James Adams, Hitachi Powdered Metals. (Provided by ABB Robotics)

Hitachi Powdered Metals Embraces Robotic Automation, Boosts Volume 400 percent in Tight Labor Market

March 30, 2020
Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc. began a gradual investment in industrial robots at their Greensburg, Ind. plant in 2005, driven by the emergence of a tightening labor market and the opportunity to produce an extremely fragile product.
By Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc.
Manufacturing Loses 12,000 Jobs, Paced by Motor Vehicles

Durable Goods Orders Rise in February

March 27, 2020
Durable goods orders rose in February before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to hit the U.S. economy.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Artist’s rendering of Vollmer of America’s new building in Findlay Township, Pa.

Vollmer of America Slates Open House for October

March 27, 2020
Vollmer of America has announced an Open House Celebration for its new facility in Findlay Township, Pa., scheduled for Oct. 22-23. Vollmer broke ground on May 11, 2019 at the new site, near Pittsburgh International Airport.
By Vollmer of America Press Release
Manufacturing in the Middle of COVID-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing ‘Stepping Up’ to Combat COVID-19, NAM Says

March 26, 2020
U.S. manufacturing is “stepping up” to produce medical products needed to treat cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the head of a major trade and lobbying group said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
U.S. Companies Aim to Expand Production, Repair of Ventilators

U.S. Companies Aim to Expand Production, Repair of Ventilators

March 24, 2020
General Motors Co. and medical equipment maker Ventec are accelerating their partnership code to build ventilators at a GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana, to help combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a Reuters report.
By SME Media Staff
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