October 24, 2016 - Industry News
New preliminary numbers suggest U.S. manufacturers started the fourth quarter in a strong fashion, and other numbers point to an improving overall economy in the final three months of the year -- with manufacturing and housing, two key areas related to truck freight, helping lead the way.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators
October 17, 2016 - Industry News
The total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities rebounded last month, posting its best quarterly performance in a year, due in part to increased manufacturing, according to new Federal Reserve figures.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Federal Reserve
October 7, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking employment in the U.S. slipped in September despite overall non-farm job growth moving higher for the 72nd straight month, according to a new Labor Department report. But other reports indicate manufacturing is regaining some steam, fueling speculation over an interest rate hike.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve
September 23, 2016 - Industry News
A preliminary report released Friday shows growth in the nation’s manufacturing sector is easing this month amid the slowest expansion of new orders so far this year, according the financial information services provider IHS Markit.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Construction Spending
September 20, 2016 - Industry News
Nationwide housing starts fell 5.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units in August, according to newly released data from the Commerce Department on Tuesday, the latest disappointing economic indicator, but there are still feelings overall economic conditions are improving.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Home Starts
September 1, 2016 - Industry News
There is slight disagreement when it comes to the health of the nation’s manufacturing industry in the wake of two reports issued on Thursday, but not when it comes to what pulled two gauges lower for August.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Construction Spending
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
Rickard Lundberg has been appointed vice president and general manager for Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations effective Oct. 1
Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People, Manufacturing
August 24, 2016 - Industry News
A preliminary look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it continues to expand following a recent downturn. Separate reports show expectations of long-term economic growth have been moved lower and the housing market is suffering from low inventory levels.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Gross Domestic Product
August 16, 2016 - Industry News
The output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities increased in July, the largest gain since November 2014, and there also are improvements in housing and e-commerce. But there is disagreement over what the latest inflation numbers mean for interest rates.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve, Home Building
August 12, 2016 - Industry News
Medium-duty truck body manufacturer Morgan Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint in the Midwest.
Tags: Morgan Corporation, New Facility, Truck Bodies, Manufacturing
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Vehicle Manufacturing, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Manufacturing, Green, CALSTART
August 3, 2016 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America plans to lay off an additional 115 workers at its Gastonia, N.C., components and logistics facility.
Tags: DTNA, Layoffs, Truck Orders, Daimler Trucks North America, Manufacturing
August 1, 2016 - Industry News
After hitting a post-Great Recession low, economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector continues to grow, but how strong that growth is depends on which report you read.
July 27, 2016 - Industry News
While new orders for manufactured durable goods plunged in June, a closely watched economic indicator shows a gain for the first time in three months, as a separate report shows a big hike in new home sales and another is calling for even better retail sales.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
A new preliminary report shows U.S. manufacturing rising this month at its fastest pace since November 2015, following a post-Great-Recession low in May – "an encouraging sign of revival," says financial information services provider Markit.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Home Building
July 15, 2016 - Industry News
A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Business Inventories
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
Two reports show the nation’s manufacturing sector is making continued improvements following a bumpy ride that began last year and early this year.
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The nation’s manufacturing is continuing to show signs of renewed life following a downturn, while separate reports show overall moderate economic growth with existing home sales booming.
June 15, 2016 - Industry News
A decline in manufacturing activity helped push down the amount of output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May, while prices at the wholesale level moved higher for the second straight month, according to economic reports released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Wholesale Prices, Producer Prices, Business Inventories
May 26, 2016 - Industry News
Orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods surged in April, but the hike is a bit deceptive if you don’t dig below the surface of Commerce Department numbers.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing
May 24, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. manufacturing sector crept closer to contracting in May, while new homes sales in April hit their highest level in more than eight years.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Home Sales
May 17, 2016 - Industry News
Retail prices in the U.S. posted their biggest gain in three years during April, while industrial production increased the most in more than a year, as e-commerce and housing starts remain healthy.
Tags: Economy, E-commerce, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Home Starts, Consumer Prices, Home Building
May 2, 2016 - Industry News
Two new readings of the U.S. manufacturing sector for April show the second quarter began with a slowdown in production and new business growth, while a separate report indicates construction activity is booming.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Manufacturing
April 22, 2016 - Industry News
The first look at April business conditions in the nation’s sluggish manufacturing sector shows the situation is improving little. Other readings are slightly more encouraging.
April 15, 2016 - Industry News
Industrial production decreased for the second month in a row during March, adding another sign the economy sputtered in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Industrial Production, Manufacturing, Consumer Sentiment
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