Industry Market Trends

Q&A: Exporting Pro on Selling U.S. Industrial Goods to China

November 13, 2012

In an interview with IMT, James Chan, president of Asia Marketing and Management, explains the ins and outs of selling U.S.-made goods to the Chinese market and how American manufacturers can grow their overseas business. Read More

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The Immigrant Exodus

November 13, 2012

Given that close to half of the Fortune 500 companies were founded by foreign-born entrepreneurs, The Immigrant Exodus looks at the recent decline in immigrant-founded companies and how this slowdown could affect the health of the U.S. economy in coming years. Read More

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How Manufacturers Are Helping Returning Troops

November 13, 2012

As U.S. military veterans return home from duty, many face difficulty finding work. In honor of Veterans Day this month, we take a look at the efforts manufacturers are making to put veterans in skilled jobs. Read More

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Small and Midsize Manufacturers to be Hit by Defense Spending Cuts

November 13, 2012

Upcoming cuts in federal military spending are poised to significantly reduce business activity among defense contractors and manufacturers that supply the defense industry. Moreover, unless the looming “fiscal cliff” issue is resolved in time, even deeper budget reductions will hamstring military funding for years to come. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are particularly at risk from the potential cuts. Read More

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Thermoelectric Generation, Turning Waste Heat into Energy, Could See Apps in Manufacturing and Aboard Vehicles

November 13, 2012

The world wastes a lot of heat. Between half and two-thirds of the fuel we burn to create energy is dissipated as heat into the atmosphere. While it has been long known that waste heat can be converted into energy, the low efficiency of early thermoelectric generation systems was such that it limited the process’s usefulness. Thermoelectric generators (TEGs, and also called thermogenerators) are essentially devices designed to convert heat into electricity, using two materials at different temperatures, directly into electrical energy. The greater the differential (delta temperature, or DT) between the "hot" side and the "cold" side, the more power can be produced. Read More

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The Immigrant Entrepreneurship Decline in the U.S.

November 13, 2012

Foreign-born entrepreneurship spurs job creation and small business revenue in the U.S., yet a new study indicates that immigrant start-ups are on the verge of decline for the first time in a decade. Read More

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Expert’s Corner: Winning Contracts for Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 13, 2012

Do veteran-owned businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses have the tools they need to win government contracts and sell their products to government agencies? How is 2013 shaping up for veteran-owned companies? GovPro.com’s Michael Keating answers these and other questions in the latest Expert’s Corner. Read More