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News Manufacturing Operations Production
December 23, 2020  

Orders for big ticket manufactured goods up 0.9% in November

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticketed manufactured goods rose

News Automotive General
April 28, 2020  

NA auto factories likely to stay closed another 2 weeks

Detroit Three factories idling for more than a month due to fears of spreading the coronavirus.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 25, 2020  

China lifting last controls in province at outbreak’s centre

Residents of Wuhan where the coronavirus emerged are allowed out of the city but cannot leave Hubei until April 8.

News General
February 4, 2020  

Clock is ticking for companies that depend on China imports

Factories would need to start ramping up production by March 15.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
August 23, 2019  

As global economic picture dims, solutions seem out of reach

Partly reflects US President Donald Trump’s combative trade conflicts with China and other countries.

News Manufacturing Economy
November 1, 2018  

US factories grew more slowly in October

Trade disputes are taking a toll.

News Manufacturing Economy General
July 3, 2018  

US factories register faster than expected growth in June

But the effects of retaliatory tariffs and rising dollar could impact growth.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
January 19, 2017  

Beijing to spend $2.7B on cleaning capital’s air

Some funding will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories.

News Manufacturing General
May 22, 2014  

Vietnam helping manufacturers hit in anti-China riots

Businesses will tax breaks and reduced import and export tariffs.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
May 22, 2014  

Unilever sells Ragu, Bertolli for $2.15B

Mizkan gets US factories in Kentucky and California as part of the deal.

News Automotive General
April 21, 2014  

GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

Automaker and partners in the midst of a $12 billion investment program

News Government General
March 21, 2014  

Wynne: You’re safe with a Liberal government

She says Ontario can’t afford to experiment with right-leaning Tory policies.

News Energy General Sustainability
March 13, 2014  

US gas could be a tool against Russian coercion

But it’s not ready to use: no way to get enough supply across the Atlantic

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 13, 2014  

US gas could be a tool against Russian coercion

But it’s not ready to use: no ay to get enough supply across the Atlantic.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
November 19, 2013  

Honda counts on lean in Japan for hybrid Fit

Plans to export production methods to its plants globally

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
September 25, 2013  

More than 100 Bangladesh garment factories shut

Workers continue protests over wages, police battling demonstrators.

News Minerals Business Operations Economy Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
August 6, 2013  

Australia’s mining boom built on Chinese demand busts

Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
July 30, 2013  

Explosion at Chinese chemical plant fuels environmental concerns

Cracked hydrogen pipeline at factory producing toxic paraxylene triggered the fire.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
July 29, 2013  

Group accuses Apple supplier in China of violating labour law

Pegatron accused of discrimination, excessive work hours, health and safety problems and pollution.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
July 16, 2013  

US factory output up in June, boosts industrial production 0.3 pct.

US manufacturers have struggled this year, with output up only 1.8% in the last 12 months.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Sustainability Technology
July 2, 2013  

US manufacturing up in June

Production and new orders jump, but hiring declines.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
June 26, 2013  

The maturing of Canada’s workforce

There are now more workers in retail, health care and social assistance than in manufacturing.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
June 13, 2013  

Building inspections in Bangladesh show other factories at risk

$20 billion industry is struggling to regain the confidence of Western clothing companies.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability
October 17, 2012  

Manufacturing roars back in August: StatsCan

Ontario leads the way with a 2.5% jump.

News Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
October 16, 2012  

Foxconn finds underage interns at China factory

Some as young as 14. An investigation is underway.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
September 20, 2012  

Foxconn invests $500 million in Brazil for new factories

The company that makes Apple’s iPad says the factories will create 10,000 jobs.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Sustainability
August 9, 2012  

Hong Kong beaches fouled by massive plastic pellets spill

China’s Sinopec vows to clean up 150-tonne mess.

News Business Operations Operations Production Technology
October 31, 2011  

Toyota/Honda cut NA output to preserve parts supply

Honda’s assembly plants in Canada will be part of a dramatic international slowdown by the Japanese automaker, which is suffering from a parts shortage due to flooding in Thailand.