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Process, Production

Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade

July 18, 2018

Via: Industry Week

While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles. After decades of shedding thousands of jobs and closing […]


Process, Production

Manufacturing Output in US Increases by Most in Four Months

July 17, 2018

Via: Industry Week

U.S. factory production rebounded in June by the most in four months as the industry regained its footing after a fire-related disruption at an auto parts supplier, Federal Reserve data showed Tuesday. Highlights of Industrial Production (June) Factory output rose […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

McLaren Automotive Top 10 Headlines: Automaker Launching 18 New Cars And Going 100% Hybrid By 2025

July 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

McLaren Automotive made big news during the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. Beyond launching its latest “long tail” performance model, the 600LT, the high-tech exotic automaker released its latest Track25 long-term production plan, outlining McLaren’s product activity and sales […]


Process, Production

Tesla hits Model 3 production target, backs profit view

July 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) crossed its long-elusive target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week after several delays, and reaffirmed its positive cash flow and profit forecast for the rest of the year. Tesla also said it […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

June 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volvo’s new vehicles will be made from 25% recycle plastic

June 19, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Volvo, the Swedish vehicle manufacturer, has announced a target to use 25% recycled plastic in all new vehicles it produces by 2025. The news follows the firm’s recent commitment to ban single-use plastics in its premises and events by the […]


Process, Production

Renault invests in French electric car plant upgrade

June 14, 2018

Via: Reuters

The Zoe production line in Flins, west of Paris, will double its maximum output with the battery-powered subcompact’s next upgrade, the company said in a statement, and its northern Douai factory will tool up to build electric cars on a […]


Process, Production

Gucci to focus on in-house manufacturing to meet Chinese demand

June 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The luxury Italian fashion house, Gucci, has announced that it will be focusing on in-house manufacturing in order to increase production and meet demand. The Kerring-owned brand has announced a new strategy that aims to meet increasing demand from China […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

Apple plans to make 20 percent fewer new model iPhones this year: Nikkei

June 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. The California-based firm has asked […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Nissan to cut North American output up to 20% to shore up U.S. profitability, report says

May 29, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Nissan Motor Co. is slashing vehicle production by as much as 20 percent in North America to cope with falling profitability in the United States, its biggest sales market, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. Japan’s No. 2 automaker […]