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McInnes Rolled Rings
Shopfloor Market leaders continue to play the guessing game of when the Federal Reserve Board will start to normalize short-term interest rates. Conventional wisdom suggests that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will begin to raise the federal funds rate sometime in 2015 from the near-zero levels that have been prevalent since the financial crisis in 2008.
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Machine Tool Builders
Sumitomo Machinery Corp.
Gleason Corporation
Forbes One reason why manufacturing is returning to the U.S. is stagnant wages. Other reasons are because of logistics, location to other markets the manufacturer is targeting, and high productivity due to automation. Still, the good news is that manufacturing is returning to the U.S. In fact, the new global hot spots for widget making assembly lines are right here in North America, led by us and our Mexican neighbors.
BBC Engineering and manufacturing employers' organisation EEF found that pay rose by 2.6% over the past year while wages have been stagnant or falling in other industries. EEF said business confidence in the sector was improving. The study came as the Bank of England said low wage increases could become the norm over the next few years.
Hunting Dearborn, Inc.
Forbes The next three years will continue to bring change, caused by political, economic, social and especially technological forces. It will be happening amid an economic recovery that is in itself not a typical exit from a recession. These times, when a single app can change an entire business model, require new expertise, approaches and processes to harness these disruptive changes for growth. Forbes Insights discusses the findings of a report with John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG and Chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S.
Forbes Rising demand for new airplanes from airlines around the world has increased shipments of engines and airplane parts from United Technologies‘ aerospace division, consisting of Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and UTC Aerospace System segments.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
This year, AGMA has added three special presentations to the 23 peer-reviewed technical papers that will be presented. The special presentations outline topics of interest in today’s manufacturing process including real-time design evaluations for spline couplings, new standards for helical gear tooth accuracy, and applying the AGMA flexible coupling standards to real world gearing. Register today! Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc. In today’s economy, selling has changed and is more complex than ever before. While companies once sold a product with an attached volume discount, they’re now selling a solution or concept to customers who demand more. These customers want products and services specifically tailored to their needs and priced expressly for them. This makes managing your bottom line tougher than ever, especially when you’re up against forces like a sagging market economy and aggressive competitors who threaten to put a squeeze on your margins.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design GF Machining Solutions has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Southern California. This "Center of Competence" is part of a brand new, 106,000ft2 Georg Fischer campus in Irvine, Orange County. With its large machine demonstration space, customer training rooms and resources for sales, service and applications staff, as well as an extensive spare parts and consumables warehouse, this facility will further strengthen support for West Coast customers.
Hilco Industrial, LLC
Manufacturing Business Technology Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., "Advanced Manufacturing", "Smart Manufacturing", "Industry 4.0" or "Factories of the Future" to highlight a few, these initiatives all bear the same characteristics, i.e., transforming the manufacturing process from a patchwork of isolated silos to a nimble and seamless whole fully integrated with the downstream and upstream production environment. There is, in fact, a close link between modern manufacturing and the advent of the Internet of Things.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Motor Trend The last steel-bodied 2014 Ford F-150 pickup rolled off the assembly line at the automaker’s Dearborn Truck Plant this weekend, and removal of the old tooling and equipment has already begun, the Detroit Free Press reports. The complete changeover to build the aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to take eight weeks.
Forbes Just in time for Labor Day, in the thick of the restaurant-heavy summer season, the New York Times reported: "Restaurant industry experts are predicting that the fast food business will undergo a technological revolution in the next few years that will place increasing numbers of robots and other labor-saving devices in the kitchens."
Forest City Gear Company
Daily News Journal Since the recession officially ended five years ago, manufacturers have created 647,000 jobs nationwide, according to the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The Obama administration wants to build on that growth with the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative.
Star SU LLC.


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