Thursday, December 12, 2013
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $432.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. NRF reported that November retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and were up 3.9 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As has been the case in its respective monthly manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business, continued growth remains in the cards for 2014, according to the December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast released this week by the Institute for Supply Management.
Posted on 12/11 at 09:48 AM
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Former president of FANUC Robotics Americas becomes president and CEO of the new company.
Get Skills to Work program aims to train and match 100,000 veterans to manufacturing jobs by 2015.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Heavy gains in unit handling outpace even last year's record growth.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Rising wages in the services industry could drive materials handling automation
Friday, December 06, 2013
Small to Medium Manufacturers (SMMs) are the foundation of domestic manufacturing in all industrialized nations. Yet SMMs have missed out on many the benefits of robotic industrial automation such as increased productivity, quality and overall competitiveness.
During this webcast you'll learn how traditional industrial robotics companies, as well as a number of new vendors, are providing new products and services specifically designed for this market.
Experts predict continued growth in coming months.
Despite seeing sequential declines for its key metrics, non-manufacturing activity again showed growth in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 12/04 at 01:37 PM