The head of the economic development organization in Vermont's largest county made a series of recommendations Monday for the state to help protect the 4,000 jobs at the IBM electronics plant in Essex Junction.
In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.
Alstom SA's chief executive says the French heavy engineering firm's agreement to sell off most of its power generation business to U.S. rival General Electric Co. will save jobs and protect France's national interests.
After decades of siphoning jobs from the United States, China is creating some. Chinese companies invested a record $14 billion in the United States last year.
Massachusetts moved closer to instituting the nation's highest minimum wage among states under a bill approved Wednesday by the state House of Representatives.
Alabama automotive firm Navistar is preparing to consolidate an engine production plant and cut 280 workers in Huntsville.
Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their ideas to fruition.
Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by a more positive outlook toward hiring and sales.
Nissan Motor's luxury unit Infiniti said its Decherd powertrain plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler, would start production on June 26.
The increase has been a top second-term political priority for President Barack Obama and his allies in Congress. However, it is stalled in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.
Find out how customer-driven production challenges are met by re-engineering the manufacturing enterprise through case studies with Black & Decker, Aeroquip Corp. and Himont Corp.
An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.
The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.
Manufacturing's decline is a key factor in the widening income gap between the rich and everyone else, as people have been forced into far lower-paying work.
The global manufacturing scene has been getting a lot of press lately, as China’s production slows and the reshoring trend gives American workers hope. But with so many moving parts, what’s really happening?
Perhaps the belief that the American Dream is out of reach comes from the prevailing misconception of where the “good jobs” are. Maybe the manufacturing industry's best kept secret is that they're here.
In 2013, the French Canadian machining, fabrication and assembly company, Marmen Energy, made the move to the United States. Find out what goes into making wind towers for General Electric.
After an unsuccessful tryst with China, Independence LED Lighting ended up establishing a new headquarters and manufacturing operation in Wayne, Penn., just under 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia — reshoring all that production work to the U.S.
ConAgra Foods says it will spend nearly $9 million to expand its popcorn production operations in northwestern Indiana, where it expects to add up to 80 workers in the coming year.
The complaint alleges the new law illegally discriminates against franchisees and improperly treats them not as the small, locally-owned businesses they are, but as large, national companies.
About 63 percent of women in the non-agricultural labor force are self-employed in the informal sector in Africa, more than twice the worldwide rate, according to World Bank data.
California and Texas are among a handful of states fighting for the planned battery plant, which will represent a $5 billion investment from the California-based car company and its partners.
U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a possible harbinger of strong hiring in the months ahead.