Economy

By MMH Staff · June 2, 2016
U.S. Council on Competitiveness and Deloitte validate bright outlook on American manufacturing landscape.
By MMH Staff · May 9, 2016
Shipments up 1.6% compared to March 2015 sales.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2016
Robotics is the fastest growing industrial sector for PCs, followed by materials-handling equipment.
By Jeff Berman · May 3, 2016
The notions of “green shoots” or “cautious optimism” in gauging the current state of the economy does not specifically exhibit what is really happening, when assessing how things are actually going, it seems. That was made clear by Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, at last week’s NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla. last week.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2016
2016 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich explores ways to address challenges and position manufacturers for long-term growth.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2016
The Manufacturing Institute honors 130 women with STEP Ahead Awards.
By Jeff Berman · April 29, 2016
March shipments at 798,180 trailed February by 12 percent and were down 19 percent annually.
By MMH Staff · April 29, 2016
E-commerce and retail-ready applications to drive growth; folding carton demand to be sustained by food service, carryout and pharmaceutical markets.
By MMH Staff · April 28, 2016
Growth in non-automotive industries soars, robot sales for materials handling applications up 6%.
By MMH Staff · April 27, 2016
Seven in 10 decision makers to accelerate investment by 2020 to meet heightened customer expectations.
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2016
March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3% from February and up 1.7%, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8% annual increase in March.
By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Citing weak global economy and low commodity prices, forecast revised downward from 4.4% growth forecast in December Annual Outlook.
By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Following months of regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries, 20,000 students expected to attend.
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue
By MMH Staff · April 11, 2016
February shipments up 8.5% compared to February 2015 sales.

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