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CNBC U.S. manufacturing expanded far more briskly than estimated in October, fully recovering from the previous month's deceleration to return to its fastest growth rate in three-and-a-half years as new orders rebounded sharply, according to an industry report released on Monday.
BBC Germany returned to modest growth, and Spain saw its eleventh straight month of growth. France and Italy contracted. The data will be closely watched by the European Central Bank, which in September launched further stimulus measures to kickstart the eurozone's flagging economy.
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MarketWatch A gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to a five-month low in October, despite a series of government support measures aimed at aiding growth, suggesting that more help may be needed to boost the world's second largest economy.
The Globe and Mail The pace of growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector for October hit its strongest level in nearly a year, rebounding from the pull-back in September and helped by an increase in new orders, data showed on Monday.
The Economic Times India's manufacturing sector output picked up modestly during October, driven by strong demand conditions and rise in new order flows. Amid reports of stronger demand, production at Indian manufacturers rose for the twelfth successive month in October.
The Detroit News Manufacturers are having trouble finding people in welding and other skilled trades as a wave of older workers retires and younger people aren't stepping up to take their place. They say women represent manufacturing's largest pool of untapped talent, but that it's difficult to sell them on the careers.
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Business Insider The UK's manufacturing PMI is out for October, and at 53.2 it's the highest in three months. That's well above the neutral 50 mark, but still considerably lower than the very high figures the UK regularly saw when the recovery was emerging, late in 2013 and earlier this year.
Richmond Times-Dispatch The curriculum and skills assessment program of the Manufacturing Skills Institute, a workforce development affiliate of the association, was developed as a way to help train a pipeline of people with skills needed to enter manufacturing jobs, and to fill what is expected to be a gap as current workers retire. Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.
Area Development Online Canada-based Linamar North Carolina, Inc., is expanding operations in Buncombe County, North Carolina. The company plans to create 150 new jobs and invest $115 million over the next several years in Arden, near Asheville.
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Orange County Register If you consider manufacturing as low-skilled labor in dark, dangerous factories, you are living in the past. Today, much of manufacturing is more white collar than blue collar. Factories are clean like a science lab. Much of the human work is done on computer screens, while automation, robots and 3D printers handle what used to be manual labor.
Miami Herald Embraer’s Fort Lauderdale complex, built alongside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, incudes the headquarters offices, marketing staff for commercial aircraft, a maintenance center for executive jets and a warehouse with spare parts and equipment for Embraer’s commercial and executive jets. The facilities are only one part of Embraer’s large presence in Florida, built to support Embraer’s sales and service initiatives in the key U.S. market. A fledgling metal manufacturing company that promises to make lighter, stronger and less expensive parts has won the million-dollar grand prize in a contest aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to Buffalo.
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Cincinnati Business Courier Carey Chen is the next CEO of Cincinnati Inc., a Harrison-based build-to-order machine tool manufacturer. Chen will join the company in early January 2015 and also serve as a member of its board of directors. He succeeds retiring CEO Andrew Jamison.
Manufacturing Global The Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota has led the pack throughout the year; in the first half of 2014 it sold almost 5.1 million vehicles. Last year it sold a record 9.98 million and is projecting annual sales of 10.2 million this year. If achieved this will be an auto industry record.
Australian Mining A symposium on polar law has heard that mining will indefinitely be banned in the Antarctic region. The event, held in Hobart, saw the former head of the Australian Antarctic Division claim that the Antarctic Treaty – which bans mining in the region – will not be revised later this century, according to the ABC.
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GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc. Canada’s provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador said it has been officially notified by Cliffs Natural Resources of its plans to shut down the country’s third largest iron ore operation, Wabush Mines. Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production. Chevron, ExxonMobil, and other oil companies have donated about $7 million to try to defeat the fracking bans in Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Monterey counties. Volkswagen, the world's number-two carmaker, plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany more efficient. Bloomberg's Hans Nichols spent a day on the assembly line for a progress report.
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Sourceable A city in Alaska is trialing the usage of flying wind turbines to take advantage of the stronger air currents found at higher altitudes. One of the turbines will be installed above the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, at an altitude of just over 300 meters, where it will convey energy to the ground by means of cables connecting it to the grid. It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the US economy.
Manufacturing Business Technology The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 124 mph and a flight travel range of about 435 miles.
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IndustryWeek The road to creating user-friendly, science-backed, technology-enabled supply chains is paved with good sustainability intentions that get foiled by today’s dynamic, global complexities. Achieving sustainability of scale requires involvement of the entire supply chain.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Modig Machine Tool US Inc. and Gosiger Inc. have signed a multi-year agreement making Gosiger the exclusive distributor for the full range of Modig products and solutions to end users in 11 states. In this role Gosiger will sell, install, service, and support customers in California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.
Global Research By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the U.S., Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest. The report, "Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom," authored by Post Carbon fellow J. David Hughes, updates an earlier report he authored for Post Carbon in 2012.
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