Category: Regulations


How Trade Policies Led to the Decline of American Manufacturing

December 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Many people think that the decline in American manufacturing started with American manufacturers sourcing manufacturing offshore in order to achieve lower labor costs, avoid regulations, and pay lower taxes. While the decline accelerated after China was granted the status of […]


Manufacturing makes a $40.5bn impact on San Antonio economy

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry in San Antonio, Texas, has not been hugely successful in terms of the rise of its employment over a five-year period ending 2016. However, in this period the industry’s overall economic impact grew by 28%, which is […]


Whirlpool Corporation Completes Expansion of Manufacturing Facility in Argentina

November 29, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Whirlpool Corporation announced the completion of its manufacturing facility expansion in La Tablada city, located in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The development is part of a more than $20 million dollar investment […]


Auto Chiefs Air NAFTA Stance Concerns in White House

November 28, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Top executives from Detroit automakers met Monday with Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials and aired their concerns about changes the Trump administration is seeking to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has pushed for companies to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

U.S. probes 415,000 VW vehicles for airbag problems

November 17, 2017

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening an investigation into potential air bag failure in 415,000 Volkswagen vehicles after the company issued a recall for the same issue in 2015. The agency said it […]


Grainger Provides Outlook At Analyst Meeting

November 10, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today held its Annual Analyst Meeting in Lake Forest, Ill. DG Macpherson, Chairman and Chief […]

Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Kobe Steel Blames Plant Managers for Quality Control Scandal

November 10, 2017

Via: The New York Times

TOKYO — When a roll of aluminum produced at a Kobe Steel factory fell short of customers’ exacting demands for qualities like strength, plant managers were supposed to make a painful but necessary decision: Start again and make a new, […]


Congressional Steel Caucus Tells Trump to Act on Imports Investigation

October 30, 2017

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Section 232 should be completed without further delay, bipartisan caucus says. Nearly 70 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Trump on Friday urging him to unveil the findings of the administration’s national security investigation into steel imports “as […]


Mayors on Why Manufacturing Matters in the Modern Economy

October 19, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is critical to economic sustainability and innovation. San Francisco once was one of America’s great manufacturing cities, home to factories that made everything from Levi’s jeans to consumer electronics. But like many cities, San Francisco offshored much of […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

TransEnterix escapes shareholders lawsuit

October 10, 2017

Via: Mass Device

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) last week won the dismissal of a shareholders lawsuit brought over the collapse of its SurgiBot program, with a federal judge ruling that the company and its management and investors didn’t mislead shareholders about the robot-assisted surgery platform’s […]