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Manufacturer Fluor Just Completed Construction Of A Critical Powerline In Storm-Torn Puerto Rico

It’s been two months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s electrical grid, leaving millions without power. The Fluor Corporation, an engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and... The post Manufacturer Fluor Just Completed Construction Of A Critical Powerline In Storm-Torn Puerto Rico appeared first on Shopfloor.

Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity in November Pulled Back Somewhat but “Remained Solid”

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity pulled back somewhat in November but “remained solid,” according to the latest survey data. The composite index of general business... The post Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity in November Pulled Back Somewhat but “Remained Solid” appeared first on Shopfloor.

Housing Starts Jumped to a One-Year High in October

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts jumped to a one-year high in October, bouncing back from hurricane-related softness in... The post Housing Starts Jumped to a One-Year High in October appeared first on Shopfloor.

Taking Time to Give Thanks and to Take a Break

This is a time of year to give thanks... I have much to be thankful for, so I'm going to start my Thanksgiving break a bit early. Some of you might have noticed that I was battling some technical glitches and gremlins with the site this week. Show More Summary

U.S. Census Report Highlights Small Manufacturers Big Role in the U.S. Economy.

"But there is another face to U.S. manufacturing..." The post U.S. Census Report Highlights Small Manufacturers Big Role in the U.S. Economy. appeared first on Shopfloor.

Home Builder Optimism Remained Highly Elevated in November

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo reported that the Housing Market Index (HMI) increased from 68 in October to 70 in November. That is the highest... The post Home Builder Optimism Remained Highly Elevated in November appeared first on Shopfloor.

Robust Growth in Manufacturing Production in October, Bouncing Back from Recent Hurricanes

"Fastest monthly pace of growth since April." The post Robust Growth in Manufacturing Production in October, Bouncing Back from Recent Hurricanes appeared first on Shopfloor.

Philly Fed: Manufacturing Continued to Expand Strongly in November

"The hiring measure for employment was the highest since March 1989..." The post Philly Fed: Manufacturing Continued to Expand Strongly in November appeared first on Shopfloor.

Taking Time to Give Thanks and to Take a Break

Continue reading Taking Time to Give Thanks and to Take a Break at Lean Blog.

NAM to Key-Vote House Passage of Historic Tax Reform Legislation

"We are counting on you to lift these hardworking men and women up, and not let them down." The post NAM to Key-Vote House Passage of Historic Tax Reform Legislation appeared first on Shopfloor.

McKinsey Study: Manufacturing Can Grow By $530 Billion And Create 2 Million Jobs Within Decade

"Given the importance of manufacturing to the broader economy, capturing these opportunities should be a national priority." The post McKinsey Study: Manufacturing Can Grow By $530 Billion And Create 2 Million Jobs Within Decade appeared first on Shopfloor.

Consumer Inflation Slowed in October on Reduced Energy Costs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices edged up by 0.1 percent in October, slowing from more robust growth in both August and September. The increases in the... The post Consumer Inflation Slowed in October on Reduced Energy Costs appeared first on Shopfloor.

New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Pulled Back from a 3-Year High but Remained Strong

Manufacturing activity in the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s district pulled back in November from October’s 3-year high but remained strong. In the latest Empire State Manufacturing Survey, the composite... The post New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Pulled Back from a 3-Year High but Remained Strong appeared first on Shopfloor.

Retail Spending Edged Higher in October, Building on Strong Gains Seen in September

"Consumers are accelerating their purchases after slowing down somewhat in the summer months." The post Retail Spending Edged Higher in October, Building on Strong Gains Seen in September appeared first on Shopfloor.

What Do the “The Toyota Way” Books Say About Visual Metrics?

Continue reading What Do the “The Toyota Way” Books Say About Visual Metrics? at Lean Blog.

NFIB: Small Business Optimism Improved in October, Remaining Highly Elevated

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said that the Small Business Optimism Index bounced back from 103.0 in September, its lowest level since the election, to 103.8 in October.... The post NFIB: Small Business Optimism Improved in October, Remaining Highly Elevated appeared first on Shopfloor.

Producer Prices Rose by 0.4% in October for the Second Straight Month

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services rose by 0.4 percent in October for the second straight month. For manufacturers, producer prices... The post Producer Prices Rose by 0.4% in October for the Second Straight Month appeared first on Shopfloor.

Lean, Leadership, and Employee Engagement at Whirlpool

Continue reading Lean, Leadership, and Employee Engagement at Whirlpool at Lean Blog.

NAM Leads Industry Effort Calling on Congress to Fix Immigration System and Protect DACA Recipients

The administration announced in early September that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded and called on Congress to act in order to address the issue.... The post NAM Leads Industry Effort Calling on Congress to Fix Immigration System and Protect DACA Recipients appeared first on Shopfloor.

Congress To Address Health Care Taxes After Tax Reform

As the Ways and Means Committee finished the work of amending the House tax reform bill, Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) stated that efforts are already underway to begin consideration of... The post Congress To Address Health Care Taxes After Tax Reform appeared first on Shopfloor.

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