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Automotive suppliers may face critical challenges

Monday, August 19th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Last week, in Traverse City, MI, the annual Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars were held, and the topics covered the good, the bad and the ugly. According to IHS SupplierBusiness the primary discussions covered the “restraining effect of supplier bottlenecks on the surge in new-vehicle sales in the United States; the industry’s struggle to launch vehicles on time and without quality snags; the coming shrinkage of the Detroit 3 supply base; and General Motors’ new rules for suppliers.”     read more

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Italian firm investing in US compounding facility

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 | Permalink

The SO.F.TER. Group (Forlì, Italy), one of the world’s largest independent compounders, is constructing a new compounding facility in the United States dedicated to the production, development and sale of plastic compounds based on polyamide, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers as well as other advanced plastics. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Medical Musings: Reshoring is just hopeful hype

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites The concept of “reshoring” sure gets a lot of buzz in American manufacturing media these days. You’ve seen the stories. America is more competitive because labor prices are rising in China; Asian quality is inferior; communications problems torpedoed a project; shipping costs are rising, etc. The newest line is that lower natural gas prices will bring manufacturing back to the United States. A new 125-page report from Morgan Stanley called “U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance: Is It A Masterpiece Or A Fake?” throws cold water on that argument. read more

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