Stories tagged: manufacturing
UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020
Officials are accepting offers of donations and sales, as well as working with factories hoping to shift their operations to produce needed medical supplies, Washington Commerce Director Lisa Brown said …
UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020
Craig Gates, the company’s chief executive, took to Twitter this week to tell elected officials his company of 5,000 employees could start construction on ventilator equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak. …
UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020
With conditions changing sometimes by the minute, some area manufacturers are struggling to make sure employees remain safe while they try to keep their businesses viable.
UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020
American factories expanded in February for the second straight month, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The winning streak, however, may prove short-lived.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
U.S. manufacturing output fell slightly in January, driven lower by Boeing’s decision to halt production of its troubled 737 Max aircraft.
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. factories expanded unexpectedly last month, snapping a five-month losing streak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index rose …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing activity fell to the lowest level in more than a decade, as the sector was hurt by weakening demand and last year’s global economic slowdown. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Spokane-area aerospace manufacturers in holding pattern after Boeing announces temporary halt to 737 Max production
Those companies producing parts for the grounded jet may have to wait weeks to see what, if any, changes Boeing makes to its supply orders after announcing a halt on …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
U.S. manufacturing output deteriorated for the fourth consecutive month, damaged by trade conflicts and a weakening global economy.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
American workers were less efficient in the July-September quarter, pushing down productivity for the first time since late 2015.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
U.S. factory activity hit a decade low last month in the face of President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts, adding to a weakening picture of the global economy.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
U.S. factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July for the fourth consecutive month as the Trump administration squares off with other countries on trade.
Mon., July 22, 2019
Organizers selected 20 students from a list of applicants, who will receive training, school credit and a $2,000 stipend during the four-week program.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that’s mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed …
Fri., July 5, 2019
David Guthrie will lead the Northeast Public Development Authority, an entity created eight years ago in an attempt to bring economic redevelopment to a depressed and contaminated industrial area on …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019
U.S. factory activity grew at a slower pace in June for the third straight month as measures of new orders and inventories fell.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
U.S. manufacturers grew at a slower pace in May, as production levels fell slightly.
Sun., May 26, 2019
A proposed agreement offers protections for local taxpayers, and the West Plains Airport Area Public Development Authority, including financial benchmarks, warranties and a nonrefundable deposit from the electric car and …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.