Stories tagged: manufacturing
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
Investments in education for skilled trades and promoting company culture are key in attracting employees, area business leaders said at a CEO panel Wednesday.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 1.6% in February, the biggest drop in four months, reflecting a plunge in the volatile commercial aircraft category. Demand in a …
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturers grew at a faster pace in March, as the pace of employment jumped and new orders and production improved.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:52 p.m.
The Institute for Supply Management index dropped to a two-year low of 54.1, missing all estimates in Bloomberg’s survey, data showed Thursday. All
Wed., Jan. 2, 2019
Spokane Valley electronics manufacturer company Key Tronic will open a factory in Vietnam this year as a hedge against the potential for a protracted U.S. trade dispute with China.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018, 4 a.m.
Wagstaff Inc. was named the 2018 Employer of the Year by the Association of Washington Business. The statewide award recognized the company’s efforts to recruit and retain employees through competitive …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
Seaview Global has opened an office and warehouse in Liberty Lake, employing five people. The company designs and makes mounts for marine electronics on vessels.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
The owners of Continuous Composites say the company’s technology could revolutionize manufacturing, dramatically lowering the costs for fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber composites. The Coeur d’Alene company’s patented technology is …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
The Association of Washington Business’ Manufacturing Week bus tour came to the Spokane area Wednesday, highlighting the role of manufacturing in the local economy. Spokane County has 534 manufacturing companies, …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.
China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, noon
Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year’s end and replacing its chief financial officer.
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s global trade war is posing a growing risk to the kind of robust job gains that the U.S. probably enjoyed again in June.
Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace last month, another sign of strength for American industry.
Wed., April 25, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Ohio Match Co. to join Diamond as major match manufacturer with Spokane factory
The Inland Northwest was becoming an important hub for a critical industry, the match industry.
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March, with many factories saying they’re having a tough time getting supplies in order to meet demand from customers.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 6:02 p.m.
U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in December, boosted by a sharp increase in new orders.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Northwest is home to more than 2,000 such manufacturers, which make up a critical but behind-the-scenes part of the region’s economy. A new trade magazine, launched from Spokane Valley, …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Boeing has set up five job fairs in the region in a new push to hire manufacturing workers, with a particular need for assemblers, electricians and aviation-maintenance technicians.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Key Tronic Corp. reported lower quarterly income, saying revenue was down as a result of hurricane-related shipment delays.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 58.7 in October from a 13-year high 60.8 in September. Anything …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
U.S. manufacturing activity shrugged off a series of hurricanes and rose to the highest level in 13 years last month.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to appear later this week at a company that drew condemnation for negotiating concessions from a union and then shifting production to Mexico anyway …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
A new factory planned for Spokane Valley is part of a California company’s efforts to streamline the U.S. building industry, making construction faster and cheaper.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
A Mountain View-based startup earlier this month revealed new breakthroughs in its quest to build in-space factories that will orbit the Earth and pump out products that are too difficult …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
U.S. factories expanded again last month – a good sign for the economy. But pace of growth was down from June.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management began a proxy fight to win a board seat at Procter & Gamble, characterizing the maker of detergents and diapers as a lumbering giant whose …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Here’s a thought experiment: Instead of trying to give everyone the same tax deal as Boeing, why not give Boeing the same deal as everyone else?
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace last month, pushed up by slightly better sales and a pickup in new orders.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
U.S. factories expanded at a robust pace in June, a likely sign of strength for the U.S. economy as new orders, production and employment each improved.