Industry Market Trends

Slip and Fall Fatalities Climb Amid Manufacturing Resurgence

November 20, 2014

Although many countries are still in deep economic battles, the American economy shows positive signs of growth. U.S. exports have grown to record highs and about twice the $1.1 trillion level reported during summer of 2008. Economic analysts point to this year’s 5.8 percent unemployment rate and strong, steady... Read More

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Accountability Is the Game-Changer in Business Relationships

November 20, 2014

When something goes wrong, it is always someone else’s fault. The whole concept of accountability is tainted with misconceptions, frustration, and blame. Within the business construct, accountability is even more frustrating and brings tension and more excuses. Accountability, at its core, is doing what you say... Read More

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Editor's Note: The Big Cargo Hold

November 18, 2014

When a six-year contract between West Coast dockworkers and container cargo lines expired earlier this year, the prevailing observation was a new deal will get hammered out, talks will go past the expiration, and this has happened before. No sweat. That was back in July. Four months have passed and the Pacific... Read More

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Viewpoint: How to Spark Interest in Manufacturing Among Our Youth

November 18, 2014

It's not even winter yet, but I have snowballs on my mind. You know how you pack and roll and pack and roll to make the biggest snowball possible, and it just grows and grows? My hope is that, through articles and through outreach in my community and beyond, efforts to attract younger skilled workers (and young... Read More

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Millennials Needed to Sustain American Manufacturing’s Upward Trajectory

November 18, 2014

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer (IMB) research. The annual survey of product and... Read More

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10 Tips for Leveraging Packaging-On-Demand Solutions

November 18, 2014

[Editor's Note: This article is written by Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics, a Thomas Publishing Co. sister publication providing the latest news about warehousing, logistics, supply chain management, transportation, cargo, freight, and more. Inbound Logistics is the information leader in supply chain... Read More

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Steel Price Forecast for 2015: It Might Get 'Ugly'

November 13, 2014

The steel industry has been in a kind of funk this year, as frenetic production in Asia has flooded global markets with cheap steel the once-burgeoning American auto and construction sectors want less and less of now. Storm clouds are building on the horizon, however, as a flood of Asian mill bankruptcies threatens... Read More