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The gain in manufacturing in November was largely attributed to auto workers returning from a strike, though other industries saw gains as well.

Today, we're going to break down the manufacturing employment gains and losses by sector to bring you the full story on U.S. manufacturing gains.
Posted by Eric Lunsford & Don Layyous
This post on pumping high viscosity liquids provides expert advice on how to ensure you get the right pump for each application; maximize the life of each pump and minimize operating costs -- while avoiding the traps associated with just "keeping the line running."
Posted by IndustryNet
Unlike other sectors of manufacturing, packaging of food, medicine and other consumables has not been affected as severely by tariffs and global trade instabilities.

Today we're going to take a look at key growth trends in this all-important industry.
Posted by IndustryNet
U.S. manufacturing activity was little changed in November and remains mired in contraction territory, according to the Institute for Supply Management's November survey of manufacturing executives.

The ISM's report, released Monday, December 2nd, finds last month's gauge of U.S. manufacturing activity barely budged, edging down 0.2% in November to a current reading of 48.1%.
Posted by IndustryNet
As companies return production to U.S. shores, manufacturing is picking up steam. Perhaps as a result, American consumers are more interested in spending their dollars on domestically produced goods.

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to find intriguing American-made products. IndustryNet has gathered information from the more than 400,000 U.S. manufacturers and suppliers in its database and assembled a holiday guide of unique American-made specialties for shoppers and corporate gifting. From sweet treats to fashion-forward accessories to fun and exciting toys, explore the following gifts and supplies produced within America's borders by these exceptional companies.

Posted by IndustryNet
With Thanksgiving approaching, we should take a few minutes to be thankful for our friends and neighbors who are seeing their businesses flourish. There are several reasons for this resurgence in domestic production, but one of the biggest is the practice of "reshoring."

Here are some companies that not only fully embrace reshoring but happen to make products that are very popular around Thanksgiving.

Posted by IndustryNet
In November, a number of new manufacturing plants were announced across the U.S., representing industries as diverse as biotech and auto parts to packaging and thermoplastics.

Today, we're going to bring you a roundup of the month's headlines, including the latest in expansions and plant openings in the U.S.
Posted by IndustryNet
New data released November 15th by the Federal Reserve finds U.S. industrial production edged down for a second straight month in October, as a UAW strike against General Motors impacted motor vehicle production.

The Federal Reserve's latest release on U.S. industrial production and capacity showed industrial output declined 0.8% in October, following September's 0.3% decline.
Posted by IndustryNet
Machine tool manufacturers are especially well-poised in the manufacturing mix. Everything from the humble household hammer to the complex equipment used in the automotive and aeronautics industries represents a manufactured tool.

According to the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), "The plight of American manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated."

Today, we are going to delve in to specific trends in the machine tool industry, based on information gathered by MNI, compiler and publisher of the industrial data that powers IndustryNet.
Posted by IndustryNet
Machine tools are vital components of any industrial manufacturing operation. Procurement of machine tools has been complicated for nearly two years due to the trade war with China.

As a result, many industrial buyers have opted to source domestically to avoid delays and cost uncertainties.

While the upfront cost is often higher than what buyers would pay overseas, there are many distinct advantages to domestic sourcing
Posted by Karl Vanderbur of MetalFab Inc.
Companies trying to take advantage of the Section 179 Deduction to offset their tax burden must act fast to take delivery of machinery and install this fiscal year.

The Section 179 deduction allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment thus reducing the tax burden of the business owners.

Leasing machinery also qualifies and Bonus Depreciation can be taken. The limit for 100% purchase price deduction is $1,000,000 for 2019.

This can save business owners a tremendous amount when paying their taxes in the spring.
Posted by IndustryNet
Artificial intelligence (AI) to the general public usually brings to mind sentient robots such as those seen in science fiction movies.

For manufacturers, AI currently means software and machines that reduce waste, increase efficiency and enable novel new methods of producing goods.

But make no mistake: the rate of progress in the field suggests that reality is quickly catching up to cinema.
Posted by IndustryNet
U.S. manufacturing activity edged up in October, but still remains in contraction, according to the Institute for Supply Management's October survey of manufacturing executives.

Today, we're covering the latest from the ISM on manufacturing activity, including new orders, production, employment and comments from executives.
Posted by IndustryNet
According to new data reported to MNI, compiler and publisher of the U.S. industrial data that powers IndustryNet, Missouri's manufacturing employment edged up over the past year.

This article will provide an overview of Missouri's manufacturing sector, including key facts reported to MNI on specific industry and geographic trends.
Posted by IndustryNet
The use of industrial ovens and furnaces in the creation and processing of materials is significant to many different industries.

Automotive, aerospace, foundries, food processing, laboratories, pharmaceuticals and materials industries are all customers of this sector.

The sector represents a small fraction of the total manufacturing industry. While only 427 businesses identify as manufacturers in this sector, they contribute over $2 billion in sales to the national economy.
Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported this morning that new orders for durable manufactured goods declined in September, sliding by $2.8 billion or 1.1% to its current level of $248.2 billion.

September's decline in durable goods follows a three-month streak of marginal gains, with a 0.3% bump recorded for August; a 2.1% increase for July; and a 1.8% gain in June.
Posted by Don Layyous from Pye-Barker Engineered Solutions
Nearly half of all sanitary pumps purchased in food and beverage are sanitary pumps, and almost all of the pumps used in pharmaceutical applications need to meet a sanitary standard such as 3-A.

Added to this is the range of technical challenges faced when pumping oils, chocolate, cosmetic lotions and creams means that selecting the right pump is vital.

Damage to the liquids being pumped can disrupt downstream processes and cause wastage at unacceptable levels. Ruined end-product can be expensive.

To help you avoid all of these and more problems we've written this sanitary pump buyers guide to help you select the right sanitary pumps for each of your applications while not having to spend hours researching and consulting with endless engineers and other experts.

Posted by IndustryNet
Despite trade uncertainty, slowing industrial output, and a tight labor market, U.S. manufacturing is still going strong, with a number of new plant announcements made in October.

Foreign investment has been particularly strong, with multiple announcements made in the U.S. South.

Today, we're going to bring you a roundup of the month's headlines, including the latest in expansions and plant openings for October.
Posted by IndustryNet
There are only 520 companies in the industrial valve sector here in the United States. These companies face challenges due to trade war uncertainties and raw material price increases. In this post we will explore the industry's 9 largest companies.
Posted by IndustryNet
The industrial valve industry in the global economy is a balancing act of demand and uncertainty.

There are many factors that simultaneously boost and detract from their sales figures. Thankfully, the necessity of these devices is helping to sustain the industry until global economic forces stabilize.
Posted by IndustryNet
Could a new industrial revolution save the planet? Industrialization brought with it many benefits, helping to raise the standard of living for vast segments of the population.

Unfortunately, the Industrial Revolution also brought with some long-lasting impacts we still struggle to manage. These innovative manufacturers are working to change that.
Posted by IndustryNet
The U.S. lost 2,000 manufacturing jobs in September, according to a report released October 4th by the U.S. Labor Department, adding to a number of recent reports that point to a slowdown in the sector. This article will take a look at which industries suffered losses last month.

Posted by IndustryNet
The global demand for air travel has made the aircraft parts and equipment industry surge with growth. In total, nearly 171,000 individuals work to keep aircraft in the sky.

Making parts as simple as washers to those as complex as entire turbine engines, this sector is unique in the overall manufacturing industry.

We will now take a closer look at its resilience even in the midst of tumultuous market forces.
Posted by IndustryNet
U.S. manufacturing activity fell sharply in September, hitting a level not seen since 2009, according to the Institute for Supply Management's September survey of manufacturing executives.

Today we're going to take a look at some key insights from the ISM's survey, including direct comments provided by U.S. manufacturing executives.
Posted by IndustryNet
Pumping equipment manufacturers in the global market have been affected by many factors both positive and negative.

This article will take a look at some of these factors and their effects on the industry.
Posted by IndustryNet
Responsible Metal Fab Inc. is proud to announce that after 40 years in business, Peter Goglia has acquired the company.

RMFI will continue the long tradition of being one of the leading providers of metal fabrication, machining and assembly in the Bay area.
Posted by IndustryNet
New data released September 17th by the Federal Reserve finds U.S. industrial production edged up in August after declining in July, with increases registered in manufacturing and mining output, as well as capacity utilization and utilities.

The Federal Reserve's latest release on U.S. industrial production and capacity showed manufacturing output rose a half percent in August, recovering from the 0.4% drop suffered in July.

Manufacturing capacity utilization increased 0.4% in August, after decreasing roughly the same amount in July.
Posted by Hose Master
Once you've determined your application requires a metal hose, the next step is selecting a metal hose to ensure the assembly will safely meet the rigors of each application.

When selecting a hose, physical specifications (length measurements, hose and fitting sizes, etc.) are always important, but you must also consider the following three variables.
Posted by IndustryNet
Manufacturing Day is an event showcasing diverse career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. It's a way for the entire industry to focus on solving the shared issues of growing demand and a shrinking workforce.

With a labor shortage of 4.6 million jobs looming on the horizon, the importance of getting the message out cannot be understated.
Posted by IndustryNet
With its educated labor pool, solid infrastructure, availability of capital funding, lower costs of doing business, Wisconsin is a top destination for many manufacturers. Today we're taking a look at some of the latest growth trends in the state.
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