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Trump Backs Harley Boycott If Some Production Moves Overseas

August 13, 2018

President Donald Trump, using Twitter again to criticize a company he once hailed as a “true American icon,” gave his backing to Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle owners who may boycott the manufacturer if it moves some production out of the U.S. […]


How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

August 8, 2018

In early July I dropped by Cleveland State University to check out the Advanced Materials for 3D Printing conference presented by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster. Industry experts and materials technologists had come together to talk about advancements in […]


US Electric Vehicle Charging Market to Grow to $18.6 Billion

August 2, 2018

Category: Logistics, Process

Falling prices and government mandates are set to boost sales of electric vehicles globally, making owning and operating charging infrastructure an attractive area for investment. Charging infrastructure in North America will draw $18.6 billion by 2030, according to a report […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Harley CEO Refutes ‘Misinformation’ After Another Trump Attack

August 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Harley-Davidson Inc. Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich pushed back against what he called “misinformation” surrounding the company’s plans to move some production overseas. The iconic American motorcycle maker has been the target of angry tweets from President Donald Trump since […]


Design &Planning, Process

Ford set to invest $740mn in Michigan Central Station

August 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

As part of the plans to revamp the station, the car giants will make the building a campus of offices which would base 5,000 tech workers and software engineers. Although the initial plans were drawn up in June, the costs […]


Regulations

ZTE Fight Comes to a Close, At Least for Now

August 14, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Defense authorization bill prohibits government from using certain ZTE products. President Trump took a break from tweeting about his former reality show costar-turned rogue White House aide on Monday to officially sign the $716 billion defense policy act, which is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Is Fighting With Wall Street Over Its Cherished Dividend

August 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Wall Street says Ford Motor Co. must cut its dividend. The automaker says that’s nonsense. The debate erupting over Ford’s quarterly payout to shareholders — including the founding family that derives millions from the disbursements — is exposing a growing […]