Manufacturing

Rivian CEO Rivets Future of Electric-Truck Startup To Independence

Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe had enough faith in the future of his remarkable electric-truck and -SUV proposition that he spurned an offer by GM to take an equity stake in Rivian.

From Home Heating Oil to Healthy Food, The Evolution of Global Partners

How has Global Partners, a one-time home oil heating company, evolved into a billion-dollar enterprise, which is trying its hand in the healthy foods industry? When you talk to CEO Eric Slifka it makes perfect sense.

Mammoth Foxconn Deal Could Falter Under New Wisconsin Governor’s Approach

Foxconn’s manufacturing commitment to America seems to be faltering on treacherous shoals these days, with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers insisting the project tabbed for his state by the Taiwan-based glass-screen maker is never going to reach the level of $10 billion with the creation of 13,000 jobs that was in the original deal.

CEO Chapman Spreads Gospel of ‘Truly Human Leadership’ Beyond Manufacturing

The more successful his diversified industrial company has become, the more that Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman believes in sharing the company’s success lessons with others.

In the Era of Automation, How Will The Job Market Adapt?

It has been estimated that nearly half of all current occupations in the United States will give way to automation somewhere in the not-too-distant future. Here's why you should consider uptraining.

SC Johnson Chief Fisk Johnson Dives Deep, Goes Wide Against Plastic Wastes

Fisk Johnson is making waves when it comes to putting his consumer-products company, SC Johnson, on the front lines of the plastic-waste issue.

Working With TrumpTrade: CEOs Face Uncertainty

CEOs across every sector have spent the last two years trying to discern what to do in the face of Trump’s trade policy—whether they agree with his goals or not.
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National Association of Manufacturers’ David Farr: Industry Is In A Trump-Boom Renaissance

David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, says the Trump boom and tax cuts are working out for American manufacturers.

Masters of Manufacturing: Thor CEO Bob Martin Leads RV Industry’s Adjustments

Thor Industries CEO Bob Martin is just coming off the recreational-vehicle industry’s biggest annual exhibition, and the RVX show in Salt Lake City earlier this month underscored two major ways in which the business that Thor leads is changing.
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Trump’s Tweets At Automotive CEOs Face New Industry Complexities

President Trump continues his intense policy and communications focus on carmakers as a key to his manufacturing-job renaissance.
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