Posted 4 days ago
In looking at the prospect of bringing apparel manufacturing back to the U.S., I see the world not through a domestic lens, but a global one. If America is indeed to see a surge in domestic apparel manufacturing, it will be because its engineers and scientists develop new machinery and new software that can automate, speed up and lower the costs of production, thereby enabling the country to compete with the likes of low-cost Bangladesh. There is opportunity here. But are we allocating our energies and resources to the right battle?
Posted 6 days ago
"This defines the word 'epic.' It's history-making and it's something these kids will remember for the rest of their lives," said Ranger Vince Vaise, of the National Park Service.
"They get to be right here where the history happened. Anytime they get a chance to be where history actually happened, it's going to make a deeper impact on them as opposed to just reading it from a book or seeing it from a video. They're living history right now," said Kathryn Berling, a teacher.
Posted 7 days ago
GE Appliance employs about 12,000 workers, half of which are located at GE's historic, 900-acre Appliance Park in Kentucky. Other major factories are in LaFayette, Georgia and Bloomington, Indiana. But notably, some of those factories are state of the art: After failing to sell in 2008, GE invested over $1 billion into its appliance business, replacing aging equipment and training employees in new technology. Most of Electrolux's research and development is done in Europe, while GE's is mostly done on site at Appliance Park.
Posted 11 days ago
Mel Redman, CEO of Redman & Associates, said in a statement delivered to Arkansas Business on Friday afternoon that Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co. engaged in an "underhanded strategy" in an attempt to disrupt Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. R&A alleged in its lawsuit that Ellen Liu, executive director of Sales Chief, "made clear her intention to derail the Made in USA initiative" in a meeting with Redman & Associates officials earlier this year.
Posted 19 days ago
From there, eBay figured out which items shoppers buy on its site the most, in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Curious revelations abound, like the fact that firearms are the most popular in New York, even though the state has one of the toughest gun laws in America. North Carolina buys the most baby products (despite not having the highest birth rate — that would be Utah), while the paranoid folks of Oregon buy the most security and surveillance items.
Posted 20 days ago
Learning that U.S. Navy commissioning coins were made in China is more than Middle Paxton Twp. resident Gene Stilp can tolerate.
The citizen activist doesn't like seeing the "Made in China" label on any product, knowing it signals the continued erosion of America's manufacturing base. But having the United States military buying Chinese-made commemorative coins is an insult to those who wear its uniforms, he said.
Posted 21 days ago
Lobbyists are scrambling to align with producers and refiners to change export laws
Posted 29 days ago
According to AB Acquisition LLC, which operates these chains and others, the company “recently learned of an unlawful intrusion to obtain credit and debit card payment information in some of its stores.”
The company says that it has brought in the authorities and that it working with its IT services provider and third-party data forensics experts to investigate the cause and breadth of the breach.
It looks like the hack began on June 22 and ended by July 17.
Posted 33 days ago
The goal? To connect Walmart vendors hungry for key parts with manufacturers that have idle plants -- and to put those plants back to work cranking out components, such as small electric motors or polyester yarn, that have become hard to find.
"We're going to try to match up [vendors] who are looking for component parts with factories that have capacity in the hopes that we can rebuild that supply chain that doesn't exist anymore," said Michelle Gloeckler, the Walmart senior vice president in charge of the initiative.
(EDITOR NOTE: Walmart should assume part of the blame. Demanding Cheaper Goods drove US MFG overseas)
Posted 36 days ago
Researchers at Texas A&M, in a recently released report, measured the impact of Cash for Clunkers on sales and found the program actually decreased industry revenue by $3 billion over a nine-to-11-month period. Meanwhile, the "stimulus" also cost taxpayers $3 billion.
The Car Allowance Rebate System, commonly called Cash for Clunkers, was part of a 2009 economic stimulus program that was sold as a lifeline from the federal government to a sinking U.S. auto industry. The program let people turn in their old cars for up to $4,500 in cash to be used toward the purchase of a more fuel-efficient alternative. Nearly 700,000 vehicles were traded in through the program.(EDITOR NOTE: Be Sure to click link for the Texas A & M Report, called, "Cash for Corollas")