Manufacturing

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February 1, 2016

Economic Watch: Lackluster December Numbers for Manufacturing, Personal Spending, Construction

While activity in the nation’s manufacturing improved in January from the month before, according to reports on Monday, there is disagreement as to whether this sector is expanding or shrinking.

January 28, 2016

Peterbilt’s Denton Plant Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing plant is celebrating its 35th year of operation. Since opening in 1980, it has built nearly 500,000 trucks.

January 22, 2016

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Housing Post Big Rebounds

U.S. manufacturers started the year with a rebound in output and new business growth, according to preliminary results of a survey released Friday. A separate report shows sales of existing homes were the best since before the Great Recession.

January 15, 2016

Economic Watch: Latest Indicators Lagging but Consumers Upbeat

The latest numbers about the state of the American economy show activity has slowed in key sectors, including one of the biggest drivers, with retail sales turning in its weakest improvement since 2009.

January 6, 2016

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Service Sectors Decline, Employment Jumps

Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.

December 21, 2015

Commentary: What Economic Indicators Tell Us About Shifting Freight Trends

Recent reports on freight movements, shipper spending and even the spot market can be downright confusing if you’re trying to figure what’s happening to the nation’s freight market and overall economic health.

December 16, 2015

Economic Watch: Mixed Numbers Ahead of Fed Announcement

Economic reports Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee didn't offer a clear picture on the state of the economy, with slower manufacturing growth but a boost in housing numbers.

December 4, 2015

Economic Watch: Trucking Adds to Overall Employment, Factory Activity Mixed

The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.

December 1, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Activity Contracts, Construction Booms

A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.

November 24, 2015

Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.

November 24, 2015

Economic Watch: Overall Conditions Improve, Manufacturing Eases

Third-quarter GDP numbers fuel talk that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in many years – despite a disappointing report on manufacturing.

November 2, 2015

Economic Watch: New Manufacturing Orders Jump, Construction Leaps

Economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing may finally be gaining some momentum after some declines, according to two new reports.

October 27, 2015

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders, Consumer Confidence Both Fall

A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.

October 26, 2015

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Plunge, Manufacturing Rebounds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to their lowest level since last November, while a separate report shows the first improvement in the nation’s manufacturing sector in five months.

October 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Disappoint; Construction Skyrockets

Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.

September 24, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Cools, New Homes Soar

Economic watchers got a mixed bag of reports on Thursday. One showed an easing in part of the manufacturing sector, including a measure of business investment. However, two others were upbeat regarding housing and the upcoming holiday sales season.

September 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Still Sluggish, Construction Declines

September marks another month of relatively subdued growth across the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a preliminary report, and construction activity in the U.S. retreated in August.

September 2, 2015

Economic Watch: U.S. Jobs Picture Improves, Manufacturing Struggling

The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.

September 2, 2015

Double Coin to Increase Truck and Bus Radial Tire Production

Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year.

August 25, 2015

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Don’t Merit Wall Street's Panic

The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.

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