Economy

<p>Apex Tool Group associates prepare to ship thousands of demolition and construction tools to be used in recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Behind them are just some of the 50-plus pallets of tools, which represent an in-kind donation valued at $110,000.</p> By MMH Staff · September 20, 2017
$340,000 in in-kind donations made to nonprofits ToolBank USA, Houston ToolBank and Trusted World.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2017
Getting a read on the state of the economy was a key theme at last week’s 2017 FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis. This annual event always does a terrific job of putting things into perspective, with insights coming from myriad industry stakeholders, including shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and analysts, among others.
By Josh Bond · September 14, 2017
The company's first forklift factory outside Japan started at 280,000 square feet, and has expanded 14 times to more than 1.3 million square feet.
By MMH Staff · September 8, 2017
July shipments up nearly 18% from July 2016.
By MMH Staff · August 23, 2017
Association for Advancing Automation reports the first half of 2017 saw growth of 33% in units and 26% in dollars over 2016.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2017
The PMI index declined 3.5% to 53.9 in July, coming off June’s 57.4, which is its highest level since February 2015.
By MMH Staff · July 12, 2017
Industry activity supports 209,000 jobs, in addition to more than half a million forklift operators in the U.S.
By MMH Staff · July 11, 2017
Manufacturing Workforce 4.0 lays out the future of skills, training and education for the manufacturing industry.
By MMH Staff · July 11, 2017
Shipments increased by 26.8% when compared to May 2016 sales.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
Study reveals two primary paths: “Efficiency experts” who use digital technologies to boost speed and cut costs, and “revenue re-inventors” leverage digitalization to open new markets.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
Tax reform, regulatory reform and infrastructure investment at the top of agenda for manufacturers.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
JLL research suggests industrial space faces squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Winners revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Unilever retains the top spot in rankings as Amazon joins the "Masters."
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes according to the May edition of CBRE’s “Americas Industrial & Logistics Trends Report.
By MMH Staff · May 17, 2017
Shipments up 16.2% compared to March 2016 sales, up 28% since February 2017.

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