Manufacturing

Manufacturers Brighten At Prospects For Anti-China Actions

Small and mid-size companies will be key to creating long-term change, Revere Copper chief says.

Looking At Business Expansion? Start With These Four Criteria

Expansion could be a key to growth, but if you don't know why you're doing it, it's going to be hard to find the right spot.

GM, Ford Intensify Automakers’ Rush To Make Batteries For EVs

CEOs are committing to proprietary development and manufacture after difficult “make-or-buy” decisions.

Best & Worst States for Business 2021: The New Digital Factory Towns

Chicago, Grand Rapids and Columbus are emerging as ideal locations for manufacturers looking to up their digital game.

Airstream Steers Current Momentum Into Long-Term Plan

CEO Bob Wheeler and brain trust lean into new products, manufacturing refinements, brand building and sales tools.

How Mondelez Pivoted To Bringing in Startups Through CoLab

Head of giant’s SnackFutures unit says launching its own brands helped Mondelez know what entrepreneurs need.

Seamless By Design: Michigan Manufacturing Consortium Soars

Collective approach to vetting startups and funding proofs of concept benefits members that range from Whirlpool to Amway.

Cambridge Air Helps Open Local Manufacturers To Virtual Tours

President of St. Louis-area HVAC company pressed for transparency and connection during Covid and after.

Don’t Overlook The Value Of Your Frontline People

While you’re standing in the corner office trying to spot problems from 50,000 feet, they’re seeing them up close. If you can activate your team and turn them into your eyes and ears, you’ll learn more about your business than you ever dreamed possible.

How Tribe 9 Eases Make-Or-Buy Decision For Growing Food Brands

CEO Durst focuses on manufacturing to help startups scale up and to advantage company’s own three brands.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.