Manufacturing

As investors prepare for 2016, they should keep in mind what’s going on in U.S. manufacturing, Wells Fargo Securities’ Mark Vitner said Thursday. “If the year gets off to a slow start, like it has the last couple of years, it’s likely due to some additional slowing in manufacturing. All of the forward-looking data on …

Mary Thompson takes a look at employment growth in the 3D printing industry.

Phil LeBeau reports on why the manufacturing sector is still struggling to create jobs.

Europe’s largest plane maker has officially started building commercial jets in Alabama.

The southeastern portion of the U.S. is seeing an increase in manufacturing jobs, thanks in part to the rapid expansion of the auto and aerospace industries.

Courtney Reagan introduces us to one American small business owner who’s pushing to get his product on Wal-Mart’s shelves.

Manufacturing jobs have a reputation—and it’s often not complimentary. The clichéd image of a manufacturing job is of dirty, backbreaking, low-paying labor. And women need not apply—it’s an industry dominated by men. But separating fact from fiction about the actual people behind the welder’s mask and on the assembly line can be tricky. One of …

When it comes to the manufacturing sector in the U.S., it’s not quite “Happy Days Are Here Again,” as some have been singing for the past few years. Once you look closely at the data, it’s more like “Those Were the Days.” That’s because since the Great Recession, manufacturing is down 3.2 percent, according to …

In late 2013, two former University of Tokyo professors entered their humanoid robot into a competition sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). After completing a series of rescue challenges—piloting a vehicle and climbing up a ladder, among them—the SCHAFT S-One robot easily took first place in the inaugural DARPA Robotics Challenge …

If you want to teach your kid about life and how to be successful, you may want to buy them a skateboard so they can join the other 6.63 million people in the U.S. that enjoy the sport. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once observed, “To learn to do a skateboard trick, many times you’ve got to …

As the world becomes more interconnected and businesses expand their supply chains far beyond their home countries, things can get risky. But some places are much more risky to supply chains than others. FM Global, a Rhode Island-based mutual insurance company, on Tuesday released a study naming the countries that present the least risk and …

Later this year along the banks of the James River outside Richmond, Virginia, a paper products maker based in northeastern China will begin construction on a new U.S. manufacturing plant. The factory will churn the region’s straw and corn stalks into household products including napkins, tissue and organic fertilizer—all marked “Made in the USA.” Shandong …

Lincoln Logs, the popular building toy created nearly a century ago by a son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S. Toymaker K’Nex has brought manufacturing of the wooden pieces to Burnham, Maine, after decades of being made in China. “With such an iconic brand like Lincoln Logs, which has been …

The founders of Maker’s Row aim make it easier and cheaper for would-be entrepreneurs to find domestic manufacturers.

U.S. manufacturing expanded far more briskly than estimated in October, fully recovering from the previous month’s deceleration to return to its fastest growth rate in three-and-a-half years as new orders rebounded sharply, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity rose to …