Study Finds Wal-Marts Overseas Imports Cost 400,000 US Jobs

The world’s largest retailer is at the center of a new controversy, this time involving a study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). According to the EPI, by importing products from China between 2001 and 2013, Wal-Mart either eliminated … Read More

Stadler Rail to Open Manufacturing Facility in Utah

Stalder Rail has announced plans to open a temporary manufacturing facility in Utah. This will be “phase one” of the company’s 15-year plan to expand its operations in North America. Stalder Rail is based out of Bussang, Switzerland, but in … Read More

What is Lean Manufacturing?

If you’ve been in the manufacturing industry for any significant length of time, you may have come across the term “lean manufacturing.” Many companies are now utilizing lean manufacturing practices to improve their output and generate higher profits. But what … Read More

More Manufacturers ‘Reshoring’ Jobs Back to the US

More US-based manufacturers are closing their overseas factories while opening new factories here in the US. Known as reshoring, it’s been gaining momentum among manufacturers, and for good reason: it reduces shipping costs, allows manufacturers to be closer to their … Read More

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2016

Enhanced Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Human machine interfaces are becoming more and more commonplace in the manufacturing industry, and for good reason: they allow workers to command machines and equipment from a convenient, easy-to-use interface. HMIs differ from traditional computers … Read More

More Holiday Shopping Being Done on Mobile Devices

The holiday season is officially here, which means millions of Americans will be heading out to the shopping malls to purchase gifts for their friends and family members — at least that’s what normally happens during this time of year. … Read More

US Manufacturing Increases, First Time in 3 Months

It was only a matter of time, but it looks like the United States manufacturing industry is regaining the ground it had recently lost. For the first time in roughly three months, U.S.-based manufacturing facilities produced more steel, computers, automobiles, … Read More

5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity Levels in The Workplace

Train Workers to Lift With Their Legs Workers who are required to lift and move heavy objects on a regular basis should be trained on proper lifting techniques. The golden rule when lifting is to lift with your legs, not … Read More

US Manufacturing Slowing Down. What Does This Mean?

October marked the slowest month for U.S. manufacturing growth in more than two years, with many people now wondering just how far the index will drop. What’s interesting, however, is that the U.S. dollar continues to outperform other global currencies. … Read More