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The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted further in December, as the impact of a stronger U.S. dollar undermined export profitability, while U.S. construction spending fell for the first time in nearly 18 months in November, suggesting only moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015.
BBC News
The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for three months in December, a survey has indicated.
The Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI fell to 51.9 in December, down from 52.5 in November and from October's measure of 55.5. Any figure over 50 indicates expansion.
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United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
Baraboo News Republic
In the next 20 years, the number of Wisconsin residents over age 65 is expected to double from 750,000 to 1.5 million, said Jim Morgan, vice president of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and president of the WMC Foundation. Over that same period, the state anticipates about 300,000 job vacancies and just 15,000 people in the 18- to 65-year-old age group to fill them. Further, manufacturers will be competing with all sectors for those workers, according to Morgan.
Reuters blog
While overall Euro Zone growth momentum still doesn’t look like it’s packing enough punch to generate any significant inflation pressures, one country which years ago was practically written off as hopeless in the midst of the sovereign debt crisis now has got some real wind behind its sails: Italy.
Monday's U.S. stock slide comes on the heels of a major overnight sell-off in China. Weak manufacturing data in the world’s second-largest economy sent Chinese investors running for the exits. For the day, the Shanghai Composite lost 6.9% and the Shenzhen Composite lost 8.2%. The steep declines triggered newly-implemented circuit breakers and a trading halt.
Las Vegas Sun
Employment in the manufacturing sector declined slowly through the 1980s and 1990s, but since 2000, the decline has been much faster, with the sector losing more than 6 million workers between 2000 and 2010. There were hopes that manufacturing jobs would regain much of their lost ground once the recession ended, but the number of jobs has climbed by less than 1 million in the recovery so fa,r and employment has been essentially flat since the first quarter of 2015.
Hartford Courant
Growing up, Michael Hartnett apprenticed at his dad's tool-and-die factory, building a work ethic and a love of engineering that forms the DNA of his brand of entrepreneurship. Now 70 and chairman and CEO of the Oxford, Connecticut-based RBC Bearings Inc., Hartnett presides over a modern manufacturing success story. His publicly traded company has become a leader in the precision manufacturing of bearings and highly engineered components for the aerospace and defense industry.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
PV Magazine
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Russian Energy Agency (REA) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will see both large-scale solar PV projects deployed, and manufacturing facilities established, in India.
Researchers at HRL Laboratories LLC, have achieved a new milestone in 3D printing technology by demonstrating an approach to additively manufacture ceramics that overcomes the limits of traditional ceramic processing and enables high temperature, high strength ceramic components.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Design News
HP Inc. was at the Autodesk University 2015 conference in Las Vegas in December, talking up its latest 2D printers, and giving out more information about its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology and product launch. The company also displayed some print samples produced using HP 3D printer laboratory prototypes.
General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future. Lyft said on Monday that GM invested $500 million in the company as part of a $1 billion round of fund-raising.
Manufacturing Business Technology
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hannover, Germany at Hannover Messe to participate in the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology. President Obama will appear at the fair’s official opening ceremony on Sunday, April 24, 2016, and is also scheduled for the traditional opening tour of Hannover Messe with Chancellor Merkel the following morning. For the first time, the U.S. is the partner country at the event. Approximately 250 companies from the U.S. will present solutions for networked industry on the show floor from April 25–29, 2016.
Rave Gears, LLC
USA Today
Tesla Motors announced on Sunday it  passed the 50,000 mark in deliveries of its luxury electric vehicles last year. (video)
Information Week
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor Sugar Creek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
Information Week
What's in store for big data in 2016? Expect updates in machine learning, real-time data-as-a-service, algorithm markets, Spark and more.
Business Insider Australia
Activity levels across Australia’s manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, with the latest Ai Group manufacturing PMI reading coming in at 51.9.
Crain’s Cleveland Business
Whether you are a small manufacturing company or a large Fortune 500 company, online marketing plays a vital role in reaching your target audience, driving awareness and creating a deeper demand which drives revenue to help your business grow.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA and Nordex SE, Europe’s three publicly traded wind-turbine makers, all doubled in value in 2015 after record industry installations for the year.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
The Guardian via All Africa
In part due to varied concerns affecting the business environment in 2015, Nigerian manufacturers — like every other sector of the nation's economy — had their share of gloomy business outcomes last year. From uncertainties following the year's elections, to the fiscal policies borne out of dwindling global oil prices, no sector has remained shielded from national and international events during the year. But all is not gloomy, based on this examination of key activities that shaped events in 2015 and expectations for the sector in 2016.
Industry Week
A convergence of emerging technologies and process improvement initiatives has the potential to radically improve the way manufacturers thread processes and systems in the entire product value chain, in order to deliver more options and new service models to customers.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
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