Economy

By Josh Bond · March 21, 2016
Semiannual statistics show 2015 unit handling orders up 9.6%, bulk conveying orders down 10.7%.
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2016
One Connecticut-based company has increased its employee base from 30 to more than 300 since its founding in 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By MMH Staff · March 15, 2016
Oxford Economics report indicates factors that strengthen U.S. manufacturing despite headwinds.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2016
Shipments up 1.5% compared to January 2015 sales, down 7.3% from December 2015
By Josh Bond · March 4, 2016
Now is the time to start planning for the impacts, challenges and opportunities of new accounting rules in advance of their 2019 implementation.
By MMH Staff · March 3, 2016
Prime Advantage survey reflects confidence in manufacturing for 2016 among midsized industrial U.S. manufacturers.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
Index 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
“The US is a bright spot in the global economy,” says IHS chief economist Dr. Nariman Behravesh, “ and within the U.S. it’s the consumer that is the bright spot.”
By Josh Bond · February 26, 2016
Grant Thornton survey suggests holistic approach to innovation of products, business models and processes may blaze trail for success for U.S. manufacturers.
By MMH Staff · February 23, 2016
Material handling robots segment accounted for nearly 47% of the global industrial robotics market in heavy industries in 2015.
By MMH Staff · February 16, 2016
ITA data reports highest lift truck sales since 2006.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2016
The AAPA is “disappointed” in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.
By MMH Staff · February 12, 2016
Materials handling among fastest-growing segments as 2015 orders increased 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014's record year.

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