Chinese Factory Production Slows Amid Energy Crisis

Chinese Factory Production

Amid coal shortages and new energy usage goals, factories in China have been forced to limit or completely halt production to comply with energy use limits.  A new report shows just how these hurdles have impacted the nation’s overall production capabilities.  On Thursday, a new report showed that Chinese factory production contracted in September for …

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September 2021 Manufacturing ISM®Report On Business®

ISM Manufacturing Report

Manufacturing PMI® at 61.1% New Orders, Employment, and Production Growing Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Faster Rate; Backlog Growing Manufacturing Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Growing (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in September,with the overall economy notching a 16th consecutive month of growth, say the …

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Canadian Solar Firm to Open New Manufacturing Center in New York

solar manufacturing

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Canadian solar firm Ubiquity Solar Inc. will establish its first U.S. solar photovoltaic manufacturing center in the former IBM site located in Endicott, NY. The company is investing nearly $61 million into the project and expects to create up to 150 highly skilled jobs in the …

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Reshoring on Pace to Hit Record Highs 

Reshoring

The reshoring of jobs back to the U.S. has been a major focus for both sides of the political aisle with the past and current administrations alike placing an emphasis on bringing back jobs. A recent report shows that reshoring efforts this year could not only surpass last year’s figures but also set a new …

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Manufacturers Turn to Gen Zers Parlaying Streaming into Product Selling Channel

Gen Z

This article originally appeared in the September 2021 issue of Manufacturing Outlook. To read the latest issue or to receive your free subscription, visit ManufacturingOutlook.com. By Thomas R. Cutler The new Gen Z and Entertainment divisions of the Manufacturing Media Consortium are looking at the way young D2C (direct to consumer) entrepreneurs use streaming to …

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Driving Digital Transformation Through Mobile Technology

Driving Digital Transformation

This article appears in the September 2021 issue of Manufacturing Outlook. To read the latest issue or to receive a free subscription, visit ManufacturingOutlook.com By: Robin Fleming, Co-Founder & CEO of Anvl  The past year brought a significant paradigm shift to the “normal” way of working around the world. During the pandemic, there was an …

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Ford To Halt Production In India

Ford halts production

The Covid-19 pandemic is still creating major headaches for auto manufacturers. In a drastic effort to restructure and reduce costs, Ford announced plans to drastically shift its operations in India. On Friday, Ford released a press statement in which they described the future of their presence in India. According to the statement, Ford India will …

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