Manufacturing

Stirred But Not Shaken: Tiger Packaging CEO Confronts Plastic’s Image Problem

When plastic straws became public enemy number one last year, straw manufacturer Tiger Packaging took the image hit in stride and CEO Peter Horwitz has continued to promote the availability of more eco-friendly alternatives to full-plastic straws and other forms of packaging.
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Chicago Facility Is First Advanced-Manufacturing Institute To Have Funding Follow-On

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Institute (DMDII) by UI Labs on Goose Island in Chicago became the first advanced-manufacturing institute to get follow-on funding, thanks in part to the effectiveness of Illinois representatives on Capitol Hill.

Ghosn Abuse Gets to Heart of Japan Inc.

No episode in recent memory has highlighted the reality of business in Japan as much as the ongoing abuse of Carlos Ghosn, reminding us that the micro politics of planned economies can be as misguided as the macro policies that built China’s ghost cities.

Manufacturing Groups Getting Antsy With Ambitious Infrastructure Program

Manufacturers are beginning to throw their weight behind efforts to get one of President Trump's campaign promises about industry that he has yet to keep: using it to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

Realignment Of Global Auto Manufacturing Is Picking Up Speed

At a time when tariff wars, strong consumer confidence, rising interest rates, quiescent gasoline prices and other factors also are playing roles in reshaping the U.S. market, here are three ways in which the auto industry has been rapidly evolving, underscored by the latest headlines.

CEOs in CPG Understand How Tough Small Acquisitions Can Be

Look no further than the bombshell earnings disappointment from Kraft Heinz for confirmation of how important it is for CEOs to get “big-to-small” strategies right.
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Garden Fresh Founder Wants 2nd Crack At Campbell Soup Castoff

Jack Aronson, former CEO of a Ferndale, Michigan-based salsa-making outfit called Garden Fresh now wants to repurchase his old company less than four years after he sold it to Campbell Soup. He tells us why.
Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs

CEO Moves Show How Trump’s Economy Is Supposed To Work

Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett, Steel Dynamics CEO Mark Millett, and Beaumont Health System CEO John Fox recently exemplified how the Trump economy is supposed to work.
Despite anxieties being cause by tariffs, higher interest rates and gyrating stock markets, U.S. manufacturers still can’t find enough workers amid record-high employment levels in most places in America.

Lack of Quality Labor Remains Biggest Woe For U.S. Manufacturers

Despite anxieties being cause by tariffs, higher interest rates and gyrating stock markets, U.S. manufacturers still can’t find enough workers amid record-high employment levels in most places in America.

Kia Celebrates Its Contributions To American Manufacturing

Kia's ad about its plant in West Point, Georgia might have been the most pointed message about American manufacturing ever featured in the Super Bowl.
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