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Manufacturing Business Technology American manufacturing is in the news these days. A sudden wave of optimism about growth possibilities seems to pervade the media. There has been a lot of happy talk in 2013 about the future of manufacturing with the media describing manufacturing as "a surprising bright spot in the U.S. economy" and "a resurgence." A real assessment of American manufacturing also requires a longer term examination of manufacturing vital signs.
The Manufacturer European planemaker Airbus has announced record deliveries for 2013, but figures fell short of those posted by American rival Boeing. The company confirmed it had exceeded commercial expectations with 626 aircraft deliveries for last year, but this was less than Boeing, which announced 648 deliveries last week.
The News & Observer Japanese companies are once again on the prowl for manufacturing sites in the United States, especially in North Carolina and other southeastern states, according to the Atlanta-based General Consul for Japan. The declining cost of energy in the U.S. is among the factors attracting renewed interest from Japanese manufacturers, said Kazuo Sunaga, who provides support to Japanese companies and people in North Carolina and four other southern states.
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Bloomberg The Australian manufacturers have urged the government to curb rising natural-gas prices that threaten to reduce the nation’s gross domestic product by as much as A$13 billion ($11.7 billion) a year. While a boom in gas production from shale in the U.S. has cut prices for American manufacturers, buyers in Australia are being charged more than twice as much as they paid over the past decade as more of the fuel is exported to Asia.
Planning is already underway for the 2014 Fall Technical Meeting, to be held October 12-14, 2014 in Crystal City, VA (near Washington, DC). Attendees from all over the world are anticipated. To get things rolling, AGMA is soliciting technical papers.
Houston Business Journal Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp., a division of Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., recently broke ground on a new 26-acre manufacturing site in Pearland. The company plans to locally produce, service and market compressors and steam turbines to serve the growing demands of North American chemical customers.
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Dayton Business Journal A Canadian manufacturing company will bring a vacant building in Greenville back online and create 50 new jobs. Precision Fab Inc., based in Ontario, is expanding its operations into the 87,000-square-foot facility. Tim Echemann, with Industrial Property Brokers in Sidney, brokered the deal on the building.
The presenters have designed gear systems as a collaborative effort, together, for more than 40 years. This seminar is their effort to convey both their experience in the process of working as a team and the expertise they have developed for the complete design of geared systems over these many years.
IT News Africa The amount of investment flowing into African countries and the number of global brands investing in Africa has risen sharply in recent years, according to the latest analysis from IDC Manufacturing Insights. For many low-cost manufacturers, the future lies in undeveloped regions such as Africa. These manufacturers will encounter various issues and risks along the way, but many proven, profitable examples exist of successful manufacturing investments in African countries.
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Avionics Intelligence The U.S. aircraft manufacturing market logged $92.5 billion USD in revenue in 2012, with an estimated gross profit of 30.3 percent, according to "Aircraft Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2013 Q4 Edition]," a new report from Research and Markets. Industry players imported $10.3 billion USD in merchandise from 39 countries, as well as exported $3.5 billion USD worth of merchandise to 61 countries, during the same period.
Supply Chain Digest At Machine Inc. in Stoughton, MA, aerospace and other parts are made more by robots than people. Largely gone are manual milling and machining operations, once a cornerstone of US manufacturing and thousands of mom and pop shops. According to a recent story on NPR, there are more machines and robotic arms operating on the factory floor than there are actual people running all this equipment.
The Guardian UK car manufacturing output will soon return to levels not seen since the 1970s, breaking four-decades-old records as companies pump billions of pounds into the sector, according to industry experts. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has predicted that car makers will surpass the 1.92m vehicles built in Britain in 1972 within three years.
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Dayton Business Journal To say Gleason Metrology Systems Corp. is a niche manufacturer would be an understatement. With only 70 employees in West Carrollton, the company touts itself as the second largest producer of analytical gear inspection systems in the world and is poised to gain even more market share during the next few years.
Car and Van News Jaguar Land Rover has begun seeking the new staff for its £500m engine manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton. The plant is currently close to completion by the side of the M54 motorway and is due to put its first engines into full production early in 2015. Initially the recruitment phase will see the creation of around 600 manufacturing roles in the next four years, as the plant begins producing a new family of high technology, low emission engines.
Chicago Tribune Goldcorp Inc launched an unsolicited cash-and-stock bid to acquire smaller rival Osisko Mining Corp for C$2.6 billion ($2.4 billion) on Monday, in a move to gain control of Osisko's Malartic gold mine in Quebec. The takeover bid is the Canadian gold sector's first major attempt at a merger and acquisition deal in nearly a year.
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IndustryWeek Rising export demand boosted Germany's key mechanical engineering sector in November, the VDMA industry federation said on Monday. The manufacture of machine tools is an important part of Germany's industrial and export performance.
IndustryWeek India's environment ministry has approved South Korean multinational POSCO's plans to build a long-delayed $12 billion steel plant, the company said Friday, days ahead of a visit by South Korea's president. But protest groups vowed to keep up their fight against the plant, which represents the largest ever foreign direct investment in India.
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