Dale Buss

Dale Buss
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Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Will Real Tech Innovation Emerge from Lightweight Materials Institute?

The University of Michigan and Ohio State University are bitter rivals on the football field and lots of other arenas. But as the lead institutions in the Defense Department’s new American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute, they’ll have to get along in a new federally funded effort to advance the manufacturing and use of lightweight, high-performing metals and alloys.

What Are the True Implications for Manufacturers After the UAW Verdict...

Manufacturing CEOs in the South and elsewhere heaved a sigh of relief after Volkswagen workers in Tennessee rejected United Auto Workers union representation. This isn’t the end of unionization attempts at transplants or suppliers.

Company Encourages IT “Onshoring” Trend

Genesis10 is growing fast on a “made-in-America” platform of helping clients get the best out of American technology workers.

Barra Episode Illustrates Fallout of ‘Leaning In’ Movement

Sheryl Sandberg may have prompted a new conversation across business about “leaning in,” but surely the Facebook COO and champion of female CEOs everywhere didn’t actually mean to create a silly season for gender-policing pundits. There are lessons here for companies that sincerely try to elevate women executives.

What Governors Say About Their States Best/Worst Ranking

Keeping and chasing jobs remains a top priority for America’s governors. Chief Executive sought responses from governors on how their states are ranked in the 2013 version of the magazine’s increasingly influential annual, “Best States / Worst States for Business” ranking. To vote in the 2014 survey click on this link : Best/Worst Survey

Recruiter “Faces” Talent for Big Companies Worldwide

Pinstripe was doing the important hiring for major U.S. brands; now, combined with Ochre House, it is helping clients worldwide.

B2B Furniture Giant Adjusts to Slow-growth Economy

Dick Resch has built a titan in the contract-furniture business, but growth is problematic in directionless U.S. economy.

Super Bowl Ad Highlighted Company’s Made-In-U.S.A. Commitment

David MacNeil is committed to U.S. production of WeatherTech’s high-end automotive floor liners, and customers have rewarded him with more than two decades of double-digit growth.

SOTU Raises Profile of Bootstrapping Female Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO Andra Rush has assembled and grown an auto-parts-manufacturing and shipping firm whose success captured the attention of the President of the United States.

Leveraging Wholesome Mac-and-Cheese Into Prosperity

Success in “better-for-you” foods for kids has led the company to a crossroads: how to build on it without sacrificing its ethical vision or its organic formula.
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