Economy

By MMH Staff · October 6, 2017
NAM president emphasizes future of manufacturing 'heavily depends on enacting bold tax reform.'
By MMH Staff · October 6, 2017
Filling the talent gap calls for collaboration with technical schools, recruiting diverse talent and partnering with apprenticeship programs.
By MMH Staff · October 4, 2017
Attendees and exhibitors come together to raise $325,000 for hurricane relief.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2017
The PMI index increased 2.0% to 60.8, the 13th straight month of growth.
By MMH Staff · September 21, 2017
Shipments forecast revised up from the March forecast of a 7.5% increase to 12.5% for 2017.
<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.

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