New cars and trucks, heavy equipment, aircraft, ships and other transportation modes rely on a complex international supply chain that’s unpredictable even in the best of times. Despite uncertainty, the outlook is strong for manufacturing overall, and transportation equipment in … Read more
Because most plastics and rubber products are intermediate components utilized in end products, demand rises or falls in line with overall manufacturing activity. Current tariffs and trade disputes are impacting pricing and supply chain dynamics, but the outlook for this … Read more
Even with the growth in technology and service sectors, manufacturing contributes $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy. Many other critical business sectors, from mining to finance to supply chain partners, rely on the success of the manufacturing sector.
After all, … Read more
Perhaps more than most sectors, fabricated metal product manufacturers are caught up in the tariffs and trade wars that are affecting the North American economy.
Companies in this industry transform metals into components or final products through various processes such … Read more
In 2016, the U.S. auto industry sold a record 17.6 million vehicles – down slightly to 17.25 million in 2017 – with incentives such as rebates and low-financing packages driving much of those sales. Those packages can cost up to … Read more