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Global Manufacturing 
Customer and experience are two words that you don’t often encounter in the manufacturing industry. On the whole, manufacturing is an industry focused on the product – rather than how it is presented to the customer – and to some extent, rightly so. But recent research by Gallup reveals 71 percent of B2B companies are at risk of losing customers by not being fully engaged with the companies they do business with, and tend to live from RFP to the next. 
The U.S. economy grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the third quarter, up from 1.4 percent in the second quarter and at its fastest pace in two years. Consumer spending, net exports and inventory spending were bright spots in the latest report, with fixed investment data remaining soft. Consumer spending on goods increased 2.2 percent at the annual rate in the third quarter, boosted by strength in durable goods purchases, including motor vehicles. At the same time, net exports made its largest contribution to real GDP growth since the fourth quarter of 2014, with goods exports jumping an annualized 14.5 percent.
Registration is now open for AGMA 2017 Education events. There are two new course offerings: Fundamentals of Gear Design and Analysis in Indianapolis in April, and Steels for Gear Applications in Alexandria, VA, in October. Additionally, AGMA has brought back Bevel Gear System Design (not offered in 2016) for San Diego, CA, in September, and for the first time will be offering Gear Failure Analysis in San Francisco, CA, in December. Get the latest information on the AGMA website at
Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Bloomberg Business
The European Commission in Brussels is set to propose legislation on Wednesday affecting billions of euros in Chinese exports to the EU. The goal is to meet demands by China for equal treatment in trade cases and to assure EU companies such as steelmaker ArcelorMittal and solar-panel producer Solarworld AG that import tariffs are high enough to protect them from Chinese competitors.
The Hill
Monday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new guidelines for driverless cars, speed limits for trucks, and quality controls for farmers. The public has 60 days to comment.
Drillers added nine oil rigs in the week to Nov. 4, bringing the total count up to 450, the most since February.
(VIDEO) A prototype of Bombardier's Global 7000 business jet flew for two and half hours in its first flight.
Greenville Online
Clemson University and Siemens USA officials will announce a $357 million software grant today for the school's engineering programs.
Nearly 10,000 machinists are eligible to retire as pensions freeze. Worker shortfall looms as millennials shun factory work.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
The Tennessean
Of the 344,000 manufacturing workers in Tennessee, about a quarter — roughly 77,000 — will retire in the next decade, according to Randy Boyd, Tennessee Economic & Community Development commissioner. The looming gap was behind his office’s recent weeklong effort to tout manufacturing jobs by introducing students to Tennessee manufacturing operations.
U.S. factory activity increased for a second straight month in October amid a pickup in production and hiring, supporting views that the embattled manufacturing sector would regain some momentum in the fourth quarter.
The company behind Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine is putting its shoulder to the wheel of a project that has been over a decade in the making. On Friday Polymet Mining (TSX:POM, NYSE:PLM) announced it has applied for a permit to mine copper, nickel and precious metals at a site in northern Minnesota known as The Duluth Complex – a rich vein of minerals stretching from about 150 miles north of Duluth to the Canadian border.
Specialty Ring Products
The vast boreal forests of northern Alberta, Canada, contain some of the largest oil sands mines in the world. While many of the operations have become in-situ – where the viscous, tarry substance known as bitumen is melted with steam and pumped back to the surface – a good number of them are open-pit mines, where operators rely on gigantic haul trucks and mining shovels to unearth and transport the sticky oil sands for eventual processing into crude oil.
The Detroit News
Right now, there is a job crisis in America — but that’s not because of a lack of manufacturing job openings. The crisis is about too few workers to fill those jobs. If the next president does bring jobs back to these shores, he or she may have to bring back workers, too.
(VIDEO) Self-made billionaire Naveen Jain explains how his company, Moon Express, will go to the moon, and just how big of an opportunity that is.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing Business Technology
The manufacturing business has never been tougher or more complex. Manufacturers face fierce competition from both overseas and domestic challengers, so they have to make sure every aspect of their organizations are running as efficiently as possible.
Manufacturing Business Technology
Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed in the United States — and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to a skills gap.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Manufacturing Business Technology
Right now there are three major trade agreements being discussed in the public debate via the Presidential election. The North American Free Trade Partnership (NAFTA) and the Central American Free Trade Partnership (CAFTA), which have been in force for 22 and 10 years, respectively, have both become hot-button campaign issues thanks to the political candidates, union activists and other interested parties. The same goes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has been negotiated but not yet ratified.
It’s no secret that with self-driving cars on the horizon, and ride-sharing/mobility services and vehicle connectivity already well underway, the automotive industry is undergoing significant disruption. Non-traditional participants, including technology companies involved in vehicle connectivity, not only want a piece of the action — they see it as essential to their own growth. 
The U.S. trade deficit shrank in September to the lowest level in more than a year on stronger exports of goods and travel services. The gap narrowed by 9.9 percent to $36.4 billion, the smallest since February 2015, Commerce Department figures showed Friday in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a deficit of $38 billion. The value of exports was the highest since July of last year, while imports declined by the most since March.
Star SU LLC.
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