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Some firms targeting U.S. choose Mexico over China

May 27, 2013
Some companies who sell to the U.S. now prefer Mexico to China as a manufacturing base. Rising Chinese labor costs are part of the reason. Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is another.
Posted In: Mexico, Tijuana, manufacturing, drones

In Bangladesh, workers react and protest

May 13, 2013
The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, manufacturing

The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

May 2, 2013
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, steelworker, unemployed, sequester

Bangladesh building collapse raises questions of worker safety

Apr 24, 2013
A building housing several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today. At least 87 people are dead and many others are thought to be trapped in the rubble.
Posted In: Bangladesh, manufacturing

Google Glass to be made in the USA

Mar 28, 2013
Made in the USA is coming back into fashion in Silicon Valley. Today, the buzz is that Google is planning to make its long-awaited 'Google Glass' in California.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, manufacturing, China

U.S. factories kick into a higher gear

Mar 15, 2013
U.S. industrial production rose 0.7 percent last month. The growth, the greatest in three months, was led by strong manufacturing output.
Posted In: manufacturing, production

What fracking means for manufacturing and the environment: BS detector

Mar 11, 2013
We look at energy and environment myths and misperceptions we're uncovering on the Petro-state beat.
Posted In: manufacturing, fracking

Chinese firm approved to buy U.S. electric car battery company

Jan 31, 2013
The U.S. government has approved China's largest auto parts maker Wanxiang's plans to buy A123 systems. The result might be a huge loss of jobs in America.
Posted In: China, electric cars, manufacturing

Apple to move some computer production to U.S.

Dec 6, 2012
Apple's CEO reveals the company will shift some manufacturing jobs from China to U.S.
Posted In: apple, tim cook, manufacturing

Has outsourcing become outdated?

Nov 30, 2012
For decades, the story of American manufacturing has been all about outsourcing. Lately though, some new terminology has come into vogue -- 'insourcing.'
Posted In: outsourcing, manufacturing, insourcing

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