Defense & Military News for September 2010

Defense & Military News Archive

August PMI Index Bodes Well for Manufacturing

The Institute for Supply Management, or ISM, pegged the August PMI index at 56.3% for August—an indication of manufacturing growth.

Organizers Promise a Bigger, Better FABTECH 2010

Show's expansive format embraces virtually all levels of the manufacturing supply chain.

IMTS Show a Hit for Exhibitors, Attendees

Exuberant turnout bodes well for state of U.S. manufacturing, organizers say.

U.S. Industrial Production Edges Upward in August

Output rose 0.2 percent in August after a downwardly revised increase of 0.6 percent in July, according to the Federal Reserve.

Survey Says: Metalformers Cautiously Optimistic About Short-Term Business Outlook

The newly released September 2010 Precision Metalforming Association Business Conditions Report indicates metalforming companies expect steady sales during the next three months. Optimism, however, is tempered by a soft economic environment

Boeing Announces Realignment of Military Aircraft Business

Plans call for the consolidation of six Boeing divisions to four as aircraft manufacturer adjusts to current business environment.