Manufacturing

Now In Its 3rd Week, GM Strike Dents Manufacturing, Risks Overall U.S. Economy

Don’t look now, but the General Motors strike is threatening to become a significant drag on a U.S. manufacturing economy that really doesn’t need any more baggage right now.

Farmshelf CEO Counts On Manufacturing Scale To Become Big Hydroponic Feeder

Farmshelf founder and CEO Andrew Shearer is pursuing a vision of using manufacturing scale to bring down the cost of his hydroponic horticultural systems to transform his Brooklyn-based startup into a primary engine of the global food system.

Americans Support Manufacturing Sector Even As It’s Wheezing, Survey Shows

U.S. manufacturing may seem to be on the ropes these days with all the reports of a decline in activity, but as National Manufacturing Day neared on Friday, Americans’ perceptions about the national industrial backbone remained strong.

Masters of Manufacturing: Jason Lippert Keeps LCI Ahead By Steering into New Markets

Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI Industries, has headed into a downturn in the recreational-vehicle industry this time around much better prepared than last time.
Mary Barra, CEO of GM Credit: GM.com

Rise of CEO Pay Issue Is Underscored By Unionists’ Concerns In GM Strike

The strike by United Auto Workers members against General Motors seemed to be winding to a close this week, but not until after providing one of the most powerful testaments yet to an issue whose profile keeps rising: CEO pay.

Auto-Industry Leadership Goes On Hot Seat As GM Workers Strike Nationally

The national strike that began today by 46,000 unionized auto workers at General Motors plants pits one of the most confident and accomplished car-company chiefs in CEO Mary Barra against an embattled United Auto Workers president in Gary Jones.

Weak Governance Comes Back To Bite Nissan Again with Saikawa’s Departure

Nissan’s continuing crisis of leadership comes at an absolutely terrible time for the automaker for a number of reasons.

Trump Meeting Further Solidifies GM’s Mary Barra as Star of Automotive CEOs

Mary Barra’s White House meeting with President Trump on Thursday may or may not have settled any of the issues between the two leaders, but it did underscore Barra’s growing status as the dean of American automotive executives.

Rockwell Automation CEO Takes On Long-Term Need for Workers—Especially New Ones

Even as chairman and CEO of a company called Rockwell Automation, Blake Moret doesn’t want to hear about how robots are going to phase people out of manufacturing.

See It, Film It, Solve It, Show It: Cambridge Engineering Leans Into ‘Improvement Videos’

Cambridge Engineering employees have logged and shown more than 8,000 improvement videos since company leadership launched the program four years ago.
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