Industry Trends & Happenings News for September 2010

Industry Trends & Happenings 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.

Boeing Earns $5.3 billion Contract from the U.S. Navy

Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will deliver 66 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and 58 EA-18G Growlers to the U.S. Navy from 2012 through 2015.

Organizers Promise a Bigger, Better FABTECH 2010

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

PCRG Expands Lab, Relocates

Move allows additional testing capabilities.

GM Announces Ambitious Investment Plan

General Motors Co. recently announced plans to spend $483 million and add 483 jobs building current- and next-generation Ecotec four-cylinder engines at its powertrain complex in Spring Hill, Tenn.

IMTS Show a Hit for Exhibitors, Attendees

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

Marc Fooksman, ITW, Inducted into the PCI's Hall of Fame

Powder coating industry veteran recognized for numerous contributions.

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.

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.

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Nimet Industries

Latest purchase marks Pioneer’s seventh location.

U.S. Auto Sales Downshift in August

Sales of automobiles stalled in August, dropping a staggering 21% from this time last year.