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December 16, 2013
General Motors to invest $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants
FLINT, Mich (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will invest nearly $1.3 billion at five U.S. plants to make a new transmission and boost output for a planned new engine as well as add a vehicle paint shop. GM, the No. 1 U.S. automaker, said the investment at the plants...
December 16, 2013 - 11:55am
December 2, 2013
Factory activity gauge at 2-1/2-year high
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. factory activity hit a 2-1/2-year high in November and construction spending increased solidly in October, brightening the economic outlook as the year winds down. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Monday its index of national...
news / nation
December 2, 2013 - 10:50am
November 15, 2013
NY factories slow down in November in bad sign for U.S. economy
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Factory activity declined in New York state earlier this month and employment in the sector failed to grow for the first time since June, signs that U.S. manufacturing may have lost a step.
news / nation
November 15, 2013 - 8:38am
October 28, 2013
U.S. factory, housing data suggest economy losing steam
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output barely rose in September and contracts to buy previously owned homes recorded their largest...
news / nation
October 28, 2013 - 12:28pm
October 24, 2013
U.S. manufacturing growth slows in October, disrupted by government shutdown: Markit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in a year this month and factory output contracted for the first time since late 2009, an industry report showed on Thursday. Financial data firm Markit said its "flash," or preliminary, U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing...
news / nation
October 24, 2013 - 8:59am
October 23, 2013
Minnesota manufacturers facing hiring and government woes
BLOOMINGTON — Minnesota manufacturers say they are doing well, but face twin roadblocks of finding qualified workers and dealing with government-caused...
news / state
October 23, 2013 - 11:05pm
Caterpillar posts lower results, cuts outlook on mining weakness
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its full-year forecast yet again as weak demand from mining customers continued to bedevil the heavy equipment maker. The Peoria, Illinois-based company also provided its first...
October 23, 2013 - 8:14am
October 22, 2013
Two brothers develop product that expands possibilities for 3D printing
By David Little firstname.lastname@example.org SPICER — Two brothers, Carl and Brian Douglass, have developed a product they say will double the creative possibilities and build potential for the 3D printer market. Their two-man company, Dglass3D, or D3D for short, has developed a printer...
October 22, 2013 - 5:55am
July 24, 2013
Caterpillar 2Q profit falls 77 percent; cuts outlook
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar says its second-quarter profit fell 77 percent as dealers cut inventories more than it had anticipated and...
July 24, 2013 - 7:12am
Ford earns $1.2B in 2Q on strong U.S., China sales
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings and raised its profit and sales forecasts for the year as strong U.S. pickup truck demand and growing sales in China offset persistent - but narrowing - losses in Europe.
July 24, 2013 - 7:09am
Modern manufacturing sheds 'grungy' image but perception still lags
WILLMAR - When Bob Kill takes a tour of a manufacturing facility, what he usually encounters is an environment that's clean, well-lit and often equipped with the latest in robotic and megatronic technology. So why does manufacturing still struggle with stereotypes out of a Charles...
July 24, 2013 - 12:01am
July 10, 2013
Report finds optimism, caution among state's manufacturers
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's manufacturers are tempering their outlook this year, expressing confidence in the future but less optimism about the economy and their own ability to increase their revenue. The findings are contained in a new statewide survey, the fifth annual "State of Manufacturing"...
news / local
July 10, 2013 - 11:45pm
July 5, 2013
'State of Manufacturing' report to be released next week in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - Minnesota's fifth annual "State of Manufacturing" survey will be released in a presentation at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the MinnWest Technology Campus. The annual statewide survey, conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, reports on the state's manufacturing outlook and top issues...
news / local
July 5, 2013 - 6:12am
May 15, 2013
U.S. factory output falls 0.4 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories cut back sharply on production in April, as auto companies cranked out fewer cars and most other industries reduced output.
news / nation
May 15, 2013 - 9:19am
Arctic Cat 4Q loss narrows, reinstate dividend
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Arctic Cat posted a smaller-than-expected loss in its fiscal fourth-quarter, as sales improved across all product lines. The maker of recreational vehicles and snowmobiles said Wednesday that it is reinstating its quarterly dividend and approved the buyback...
May 15, 2013 - 7:13am