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America’s factories continued to expand in March at a robust pace, demonstrating momentum in an industry that struggled for the better part of the last two years, Institute for Supply Management data showed Monday.
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The dollar firmed moderately against leading rivals Monday ahead of U.S. manufacturing data that’s expected to show little change from recent readings, but likely won’t sway the Federal Reserve from plans to raise interest rates again this year. Accordingly, the dollar’s moves were limited so far.
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Consumer Think
The explosion in connected devices and platforms, abundance of data from field devices and rapidly changing technology landscape has made it imperative for companies to quickly adapt their products and services, and move from a physical world to a digital world.
Bloomberg Politics
(Video) National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons discusses his meeting with President Trump, optimism about manufacturing, infrastructure investment and tax reform. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirlii.
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A measure of factory activity in the U.S. Upper Midwest rose in March to its strongest level in over two years, marking a fifth straight month of manufacturing growth in the region, a private survey released on Friday showed.
Wisconsin State Journal
The President’s budget proposes to eliminate federal funds to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program that make up nearly half of the revenues for the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity, the umbrella organization of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Manufacturing Outreach Center at UW-Stout.
The U.S. trails Japan and Europe in producing the advanced technology increasingly needed by manufacturers around the world, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cited numbers from the Commerce Department indicating a trade deficit of more than $4 billion between the advanced factory equipment industry in the U.S. and those of the global market leaders — Japan, the European Union and Switzerland — in 2016.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Business intelligence tools built on robust mathematics let corporate leaders see how small changes in any area of their operations flow to the P&L statement. Any area except manufacturing, that is.
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AGMA enlists the support of experts in the industry to provide statistical reports, presentations and analysis on the current gear market conditions and future forecasts. Twice a year, AGMA invites members to meet to get the lastest data and discuss economic trends. (Open to members only.)
Mars Chocolate North America is upping its investments in U.S. manufacturing and creating about 250 new jobs in the process, President Tracey Massey told CNBC last week. The company plans to reinvest $70 million in existing factories across the country. The move ensures that more than 95 percent of Mars' chocolate products for the U.S. are made here, according to the company's announcement.
Metal Powder Products, Inc.
Specialty Ring Products
Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney will reportedly see defective engines eat into a substantial portion of its annual production target. Bloomberg reports that of Pratt's annual goal of 350 to 400 engines, more than 50 would be "spare engines" to replace those with "combustion-chamber and bearing distress."
GSA Business
Growth in South Carolina’s manufacturing sector is strong, with the value of its shipments and services topping $112 billion in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
China’s official factory gauge climbed to the highest in almost five years, the latest evidence of increasing momentum in the world’s second-largest economy.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an 11th week in a row in the best quarter for boosting the rig count since the second quarter of 2011, as a ten-month recovery gathers pace with energy companies boosting spending on new production.
Stocks across Europe were modestly higher Monday, beginning a new quarter with a heavy week of data and updates including from the European Central Bank. The Stoxx Europe 600 index gained 0.2% to 381.68, with oil and gas, basic material and health care shares rising. But financial, consumer services and technology shares were in the red.
Business Insider
The new collaboration will let the companies offer solutions — primarily to industrial clients in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, and other utilities — that make use of OSIsoft’s real-time data analytics functionality in concert with the connectivity brought to industrial machinery facilitated by ThingWorx. Increased visibility into operational data generated by devices and machinery can be a key advantage for industrial companies, and IoT platforms continue to take steps to make realizing that visibility a simpler process.
Tech Crunch
Alchemist Accelerator has raised $2 million from GE Digital to start a new program for industrial IoT startups. Stanford lecturer Timothy Chou, formerly President of Oracle On Demand, will chair Alchemist’s new IIoT accelerator along with GE Digital’s West Coast group.
Forest City Gear Company
Industrial companies face a difficult call when deciding the best model for dealing with, analyzing and acting on the plethora of data in the Industrial Internet of Things.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is moving into high gear. You can tell, and this might sound counter-intuitive to some, because we are seeing meaningful value created with simple solutions. Caterpillar Marine "focused on small improvements" to turn small savings into big money across the many vehicles in its customers’ fleets.  Amey maintenance service teams in Hampshire, UK are using low cost sensors to monitor road surface temperatures to better predict and manage icy road conditions.
DuPont and Dow have once again postponed their proposed $62 billion merger, saying they expect the deal to close in August. The chemical giants' merger has already been pushed back several times, as regulatory agencies in the U.S. and abroad scrutinize the deal. When DuPont and Dow announced the merger in December of 2015, they expected it to close in the first half of 2016. 
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