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Manufacturing Rebounds, but Demand, Output Still Softer Than Desired
There were some modest signs of progress to note in recent data, including a rebound in manufacturing production in October. Despite slightly better performance, however, demand and output have been softer than desired for much of this year.
November 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Boards Are Shifting From Retirees to Next-Generation Leaders, Study Says
The recently released Korn Ferry Market Cap100 2015 (KFMC100), an annual study of board practices at the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization, shows an encouraging shift downward when comparing the ages of newly added directors with the ages of directors on boards as a whole.
November 23, 2015 – Chief Executive

How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees
Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one of your most important tasks is making sure they stay happy and productive.
November 20, 2015 – Linked 2 Leadership

PNC economist: Strong dollar hurting Milwaukee manufacturers
U.S. manufacturing growth has slowed this year as the strength of the U.S. dollar has made it harder to compete and energy sector demand has decreased.
November 18, 2015 – BizTimes

AEM Members Say: Exhibitions Mean Business
At AEM's 2015 Annual Conference, members said the message is clear: exhibitions mean business.
November 18, 2015 – IAEE

Will Americans Open Their Wallets for the Holidays?
As we approach the all-important holiday spending season for retailers, analysts will be looking closely for clues to gauge how much Americans will be willing to open their wallets.
November 16, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Despite Strong Job Numbers, Manufacturers Remain Challenged
Strong jobs numbers last Friday enhanced the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will begin to increase short-term interest rates in December, which was already becoming the conventional wisdom. Yet manufacturers remain challenged.
November 12, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Time for candidates to address manufacturing
Americans have now sat through four presidential debates - three among Republican candidates, one among Democratic candidates.
November 10, 2015 – The Hill

Milwaukee-based group wants GOP debate to focus on manufacturing
A Milwaukee-based industry group hopes tonight's GOP debate at the Milwaukee Theatre focuses on an issue that hits closer to home in Milwaukee than almost any other U.S. city: manufacturing.
November 10, 2015 – Milwaukee Business Journal

Climbing the Emissions Summit
The recent 8th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum brought together industry professionals from around the world to discuss the challenges, the technologies and the future of emissions reduction in the heavy-duty on-highway and off-highway vehicle markets.
November 6, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Pullback in Inventories Slows U.S. Growth in Q3
The U.S. economy slowed in the third quarter, growing just 1.5 percent after rebounding more strongly by 3.9 percent in the second quarter.
November 5, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just a trend - it's a crucial way to get business done, according to a new survey from Aeris.
Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto is trialing driverless truck fleets at two of its iron ore mines in Western Australia.
November 3, 2015 – Construction Equipment

Infographic: A Survey Of Large Organizations And Their IoT Use
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just a trend - it's a crucial way to get business done, according to a new survey from Aeris.
November 2, 2015 –

bauma 2016: Munich event booked to capacity once again
This year's bauma exhibition, the 31st event, will occupy all 605,000m2 of space at the trade-fair centre in the southern German city of Munich.
October 30, 2015 – World Highways

Atlas Copco record 28% jump in Q3 2015 profit to 570.78 million Euros
Atlas Copco reported higher-than-estimated profit in the third quarter of 2015 and signalled demand is improving in European markets.
October 27, 2015 – World Highways

Disappointing News Shows Manufacturers Continue to Struggle
There is a persistent drip, drip, drip of disappointing news in recent data showing continuing struggles in the manufacturing sector.
October 21, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Drive Innovation In Manufacturing: Invest In New Technology
Growing manufacturing companies should invest in new technology now to generate innovation that will shape the future of manufacturing.
October 19, 2015 –

Export-Import Bank's demise is another reason not to manufacture in U.S., says AGCO chairman
Martin Richenhagen is chairman and CEO of AGCO Corp., a publicly traded manufacturer (AGCO) of agricultural equipment headquartered in Duluth, Ga., that sells its products in 140 countries. He was in Washington, D.C., this week to attend the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, but he also took time to lobby for the Export-Import Bank's reauthorization.
October 15, 2015 – The Business Journals

Trade Deficit Widens as Manufactured Goods Exports Decline
The U.S. trade deficit widened again in September as manufactured goods exports declined 5.6 percent year-to-date relative to the same time period last year.
October 14, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Rousseff, Santos in talks to boost Brazil-Colombia trade (login required)
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá on Friday in a visit designed to boost flagging trade between the neighbors.
October 12, 2015 – BNamericas

Inside the secret push to save the Export-Import Bank
The stealth operation to save the Export-Import Bank started with a simple conversation on the House floor.
October 12, 2015 – The Hill

Mexico airport traffic growth: GAP leads pack (login required)
Mexican airport operator GAP posted a 22.5% rise in total passenger traffic in September compared with the same month last year.
October 9, 2015 – BNamericas

Mexico airport traffic growth: GAP leads pack (login required)
Mexican airport operator GAP posted a 22.5% rise in total passenger traffic in September compared with the same month last year.
October 9, 2015 – BNamericas

Report: Manufacturing Skills Gap Could Hit 2M Jobs By 2025
A new report estimates that a majority of needed manufacturing jobs could go unfilled over the next decade without better cooperation by industry, government and higher education.
October 9, 2015 –

Caterpillar to shutter global mining HQ, move jobs to South Milwaukee
Just weeks after Caterpillar announced a massive cost reduction plan and the departure of its top mining executive, the equipment manufacturer has decided to close down its global mining equipment headquarters in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
October 9, 2015 – Equipment World

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