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Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
Here we are again: another August, another installment of our annual “Executive Outlook” section. What’s different, of course, is the theme of this year’s Outlook (and what essentially has turned into the overall theme of this month’s...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 1136 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jay A. Burnette, President, Waukesha Bearings Corporation
The “offshoring” of U.S. manufacturing has been going on for years, with China being a major job destination. What’s relatively new is the increased talk about “onshoring” or “reshoring” production back to the U.S. When I read about...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 758 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grainger
The geographic reallocation of global manufacturing is shifting, but the movement is in its early stages. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for U.S. businesses. The presence of manufacturing in the U.S. has typically been seen as a...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 900 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Kei Pang, President and COO, Nidec Motor Corporation
While more and more companies are moving production back to the U.S., I see it as more of a company-specific issue, not one of general macro-economics. It’s true that the wage gap between the U.S. and other developing countries—particularly...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 937 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Kevin Kosisko, Vice President Service, North America, ABB
Onshoring of jobs into the U.S. is, and will continue to be, a reality—assuming we sustain a growing domestic and global demand. News of the U.S. economy actually adding man-ufacturing jobs in 2010 and 2011 (the first such growth in over a decade)...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 915 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:LMT Staff
Some products are just plain energy efficient. Others make your processes more so. Then there are those that serve energy-saving technologies. Our editors have selected several in this loop to bring to your attention.
Thursday, 02 August 2012 | 724 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Mary Ramsey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Industry Business, Schneider Electric
Re-industrialization is certainly a “real” trend. U.S. manufacturing has had 35 straight months of economic growth, translating to job growth: Manufacturing jobs are expected to increase 3.2% in 2012—an astounding rate compared with 1.6%...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 1866 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Mike Minatta, President, NTT
The discussion about “reshoring” in this month’s Maintenance Technology magazine is exciting. That’s because a growing body of evidence suggests the actual cost of offshoring is significantly higher than a simple comparison of dollars per...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 624 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:MT Staff
Expanded Automatic Lubricator Lineup PLI, LLC has announced an addition to its line of resusable MEMOLUB® automatic lubricator products. MEMOLUB® ONE LPS is a low-pressure 240cc single-point, self-contained design with low environmental impact....
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 808 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:MT Staff
SPX Bolting Systems notes that its line of High Cycle Torque Wrenches meets demanding applications in wind power, mining, petroleum and other heavy industrial markets where long life, reliability, safety and ease of use are crucial. Designated TWHC...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 661 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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