Tag Archives: manufacturing

Free trade is for idiots

For decades, globalists and libertarian free trade ideologues have been telling us that free trade has been “good” for America, that it’s a traditional conservative/Republican policy, and that any suggestion that America should protect its industry – i.e. protectionism – is a Big Government policy and a betray of “free market principles”. Free trade is… Read More »

MSSC Joins President Obama In An Effort to Credentialing 500,000 Manufacturing Workers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15, 2011 — President Obama last week announced an initiative to credential 500,000 manufacturing workers with industry-recognized certifications through an expansion of Skills for America’s Future. He stated that this would be implemented through a close partnership between industry, education and the National Association of Manufacturers. As one of the Founding Members… Read More »

U.S. Durable Goods Order Drop Much More Than Expected

The commerce department released its advance report of April durable goods orders. Due to a slump in auto and aircraft manufacturing, durable goods orders dropped 3.6%, a much larger decrease than the 2.2% expected by analysts. New Orders New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $7.1 billion or 3.6 percent to $189.9 billion,… Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Strongest in the World – For Now

For decades Americans have been battered with messages around the demise of the United States manufacturing sector.  Some state concerns of too much of a shift to services, which is said to produce nothing.  Is goods manufacturing really fading in the U.S.? IHS Global Insight, an economics consulting firm, has published a ranking of the manufacturing output of… Read More »

Manufacturing Up as Factories Stop Cutting Inventories

As an almost total surprise, the Institute for Supply Management’s factory index(NAPMPMI:IND) rose to its highest level in three years.   The 55.7 level indicates stronger growth in manufacturing than any economists had predicted.  Most were looking for between 50 and 55. The index is based on a survey of manufacturing executives.  Taken by itself, this… Read More »