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We're very excited to be once again participating in the PMTS 2011 event.  We'll be in booth 1302 featuring our Earth Chain sPINner magnetic deburring machining for small screw machine parts for medical devices and swiss style machined parts.  We'll…
1 hour ago
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI added a blog post
The following is an analysis from Thomas J. Duesterberg, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, regarding the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report for January 2011:   “The January 2011 ISM report on…
6 hours ago
Steven Hansen added a blog post
[Note: This article is republished with permission from econintersect.com] While the politicians wrangle over how much to cut spending in the USA, next week the country gets its report card on employment – ADP on Wednesday, Department of Labor unemp…
on Saturday
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI added a blog post
The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI has named Stephen Gold as President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2011, it was announced today by Executive Committee Chairman Timothy H. Powers, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hub…
on Friday
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI added a blog post
The following is an analysis from Cliff Waldman, Economist for the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, regarding the durable goods report for December 2010:   “While total new orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a sharp 2.5 percent in Decemb…
on Thursday
Steven Hansen added a blog post
[note: article posted with permission of econintersect.com]   In Dr. Michael Pettis Econintersect article - Currency Wars and Trade Woes but China Marches On -   he concluded: So that leaves the U.S.  Either it can accept rising trade deficits as it…
January 22
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI added a blog post
An empirical model developed in a new Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI report shows that industrial production in China has become an important determinant of global commodity prices since it joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. In A Macroe…
January 21
Dan DiEmedio added a blog post
The Manufacturing numbers for January just came out. They show strong month to month growth. Now I have to say, I really have no idea how these numbers are compiled but, as a senior purchasing manager, I can tell you that it seems to be leaving out…
January 20
Steven Hansen added a blog post
It seems most focus on money flows as the gauge of economic activity.  Non-monetary measures are generally ignored.  GDP measures money flows. Consider that the majority of people (aka "consumers")  in the USA (and the world for that matter) account…
January 15
Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI added a blog post
The following is an analysis from Thomas J. Duesterberg, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, regarding the industrial production report (+0.8 percent) for December 2010:  “Industrial production, led by ma…
January 14
A blog post by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI was featured
The results of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook—December 2010 (ER-713), a quarterly survey, suggest continued expansion of U.S. manufacturing sector activity, although the pace of expansion may be slowing.  The survey’s…
January 13
2 blog posts by Orgalime were featured
January 13
 

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Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook: Index at 75 Percent as Sector Continues to Show Strength

The results of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook—December 2010 (ER-713), a quarterly survey, suggest continued expansion of U.S. manufacturing sector activity, although the pace of expansion may be slowing.  The survey’s composite index is a leading indicator for the manufacturing…

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Posted by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on January 13, 2011 at 10:18am

Orgalime

Orgalime migrates to facebook!

Orgalime has just made it's first tentative steps on Facebook - why not check us out and maybe even 'like us'!

 

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Posted by Orgalime on January 12, 2011 at 5:56am

Steven Hansen

Victims of Economic Cycles

[note: this article is republished with permission from econintersect.com]

 

This has been an interesting week with jobs data all over the place.  The underlying REAL driver of the economy is jobs.  But more importantly, a society which is unable to provide enough jobs will end up with social unrest or social trends which undermine the economy.

It can only be hoped that…

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Posted by Steven Hansen on January 8, 2011 at 1:57pm

Hank H. Cox

Upbeat projection

 Manufacturing Leads the Recovery -- by Jerry Jasinowski Don’t look now, but after years of being hammered by foreign competition, and losing more than six million jobs, U.S. manufacturing is leading a surge that just may lift us out of the economic doldrums. Many Americans, deceived by all those “Made in China” labels, have concluded our country is no longer engaged in manufacturing. In reality, U.S. manufacturing is still the world’s largest and the most innovative in the world. You see the… Continue

Posted by Hank H. Cox on January 7, 2011 at 8:55am

Jeff Brownlee

2001 Canadian Economic Outlook by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

Economic Outlook for 2011

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Posted by Jeff Brownlee on January 3, 2011 at 1:42pm

Steven Hansen

Did Government Overspending Prevent Economic Armageddon?

In Personal Transfer Payments and GDP, my colleague John Lounsbury points out that USA government's Great Recession spending caused an increase above trendline in the social safety net (such as employment compensation and food stamps).  John points out that the cost to taxpayers was nearly the same as the increase in GDP - and…

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Posted by Steven Hansen on January 1, 2011 at 11:30am

Steven Hansen

Should the Rich Be Taxed at All?

[note: republished with permission of Econintersect.com]

 

Econintersect has focused on the stimulus part of the tax law in Tax Law Stimulus - tax revenues of approximately $554 billion will have been foregone and GDP growth will…

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Posted by Steven Hansen on December 25, 2010 at 8:00am

Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI

Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Canadian Economy Report: Decelerating Growth Likely in 2011

Strong economic growth in late 2009 and early 2010, helped by the effects of fiscal stimulus and resurgent commodity prices, allowed Canada to lead all G7 nations in gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the initial stages of recovery from the global financial crisis.  However, the effects of additional…

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Posted by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on December 23, 2010 at 9:46am

Orgalime

The European metalworking & metal articles sector - The video

The European Commission (EC) is trying to raise the profile of the sector and in an effort to attract a younger audience (ie tomorrow's engineers), they have used a style and language aimed at that precise target audience.

 

The EC have been criticised by some for being to trendy, I like it and I would like to hear your opinions…

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Posted by Orgalime on December 22, 2010 at 7:58am

Steven Hansen

The Euro and the Great Currency War

[this article is published with permission from Econintersect.com]

The Euro countries are sitting like clay pigeons while the Great Currency War unfolds.  This is a war to position each country’s currency value as low as possible against each other for competitive advantage.

China currently seems to be winning the battles by taking advantage of the…

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Posted by Steven Hansen on December 18, 2010 at 2:58pm

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