Economy

By Josh Bond · March 4, 2016
Now is the time to start planning for the impacts, challenges and opportunities of new accounting rules in advance of their 2019 implementation.
By MMH Staff · March 3, 2016
Prime Advantage survey reflects confidence in manufacturing for 2016 among midsized industrial U.S. manufacturers.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
Index 0.1 percent off from January, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 73rd consecutive month.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
Even if there's a turnaround, don't expect the growth rates that we saw in the 1990’s or the 2000’s
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
“The US is a bright spot in the global economy,” says IHS chief economist Dr. Nariman Behravesh, “ and within the U.S. it’s the consumer that is the bright spot.”
By Josh Bond · February 26, 2016
Grant Thornton survey suggests holistic approach to innovation of products, business models and processes may blaze trail for success for U.S. manufacturers.
By MMH Staff · February 23, 2016
Material handling robots segment accounted for nearly 47% of the global industrial robotics market in heavy industries in 2015.
By MMH Staff · February 16, 2016
ITA data reports highest lift truck sales since 2006.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2016
The AAPA is “disappointed” in the proposed funding levels for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal navigation programs, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Port Security Grant program.
By MMH Staff · February 12, 2016
Materials handling among fastest-growing segments as 2015 orders increased 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014's record year.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2016
Estimate comes in higher than the 10-year average of 2.7%, but falls short of the NRF’s 2015 estimate of 4.1%.
By MMH Staff · February 9, 2016
Joint research report finds that 63% of C-level executives believe IBP is effective and impactful, supporting a unified supply chain strategy.
By MMH Staff · February 5, 2016
Tour highlighted opportunity, growth, innovation and changing perceptions of manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2016
Real estate firm JLL predicts another banner year for supply chain real estate occupiers and investors.
By Jeff Berman · February 2, 2016
Fourth quarter revenue at $16.1 billion was up 1% annually, and earnings per share were up 26% at $1.57, marking the fourth straight month of EPS growth.

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