Manufacturing

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February 2, 2015

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending, Manufacturing Drop; Construction Rises

Consumer spending during December posted its biggest drop since September 2009, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report on Monday.

January 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Leading Indicators Rise

One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.

January 22, 2015

December Trailer Orders Near Record Numbers

December trailer orders were second only to October 2014 in volume, and trailer orders for the year hit an all-time high.

January 5, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Slows, Construction Spending Slips

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, but it was the slowest pace in six months, according to the nation’s supply executives.

December 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Growth Slowed in November

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, but at a slower pace, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest survey by the Institute for Supply Management

November 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Construction Down

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, its highest level since March 2011, according to nation’s supply executives.

October 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators, Manufacturing Ease

A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months shows conditions are improving, but not as fast as they have been, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

October 6, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls; Manufacturing, Construction Slows

Both the trucking industry and the overall economy added jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down below 6% for the first time since July 2008 and hitting its lowest level in six years.

September 23, 2014

Survey Finds 3PL CEOs Confident About Future Growth in the Industry

The chief executives of third-party logistics providers are confident about the current state and future revenue growth of their companies and regional 3PL industries, according to an annual survey.

September 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Strong Performance

A measure of the strength of the U.S. manufacturing sector was unchanged this month from August, but remains strong at a 52-month high, according to a new report released Tuesday morning by the financial information services provider Markit Economics.

September 3, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Shipments, Orders Hit Record Highs

Shipments of U.S. manufactured goods increased again in July, while new orders for them skyrocketed, with both hitting record high levels going back to 1992.

September 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Construction at Highest Level in Years

U.S. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, hitting its highest level since March 2011, according to the nation's supply executives.

August 21, 2014

Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing Value Up More Than 50%

The total value of shipments in the heavy-duty truck manufacturing business have increased the most of three vehicle classes over the past five-years, according to new 2012 Economic Census statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Trucking Adds to U.S. Job Growth, Manufacturing Surges

The number of jobs created in the U.S. posted its sixth straight month of being above the 200,000 mark in July but the number was softer than the previous month’s level.

July 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Up for 13th Month in a Row

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

June 4, 2014

Economic Watch: Fed's June Beige Book Report says Economy Expanded In All Districts

Manufacturing activity expanded throughout the nation with a notable improvement along the East Coast. Growth was particularly strong for several Distracts related to motor vehicles, aerospace, and metals. Both non-residential construction activity and commercial real estate markets were generally steady to stronger since the last report.

June 4, 2014

Economic Watch: April Factory Orders, Construction Spending Rise

New orders for manufactured goods were up for the third consecutive month in April, rising 0.7% to $499.8 billion. April was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 1.5 percent March increase.

May 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Existing Home Sales, Economic Indicators Improve

UPDATED -- Three newly released reports suggest the American economy may finally be shaking off the winter doldrums that brought business activity down in the first quarter, with expectations of improvements well into the year.

April 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink, Manufacturing Rising

UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.

April 2, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Unprecedented Capacity Constraints

A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.

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