South Carolina’s Manufacturing Growth Problem
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South Carolina’s Manufacturing Growth Problem

In many ways, the Southeastern U.S. resides at the heart of a new age in U.S. manufacturing. The need to replace factory jobs that were shipped overseas, largely in the textiles industries, led to tax incentives and readily available green and brownfield spaces for manufacturers and the jobs they could bring.

Perhaps no individual state leveraged these practices, and the resulting...

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Custom Manufacturing

Cutting Tool Sales Increase in October

For the sixth time in 10 months this year, U.S. demand for cutting tools has risen, posting a 9.7 percent gain in October over September to $193.6 million, and a 3.3 percent increase from sales for the same period in 2013. According to data jointly developed by the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) for their monthly report on business in...

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Engineering & Design

Nuclear Plants, Subsea Oil Projects Lead Market Opportunities

(Photo credit: Westinghouse)The Sanmen electricity plant in China, built by Westinghouse, is one of a number of new nuclear energy projects around the world generating demand for valves. The global energy market is awash in oil and natural gas, boosted by shale oil reserves in North America and current and emerging natural gas fields such as those in the eastern Mediterranean, off the shores of...

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