A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Made in China
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A plant that makes military equipment is closing in the North Dakota city of Oakes.
A spokesman for the parent company of JLG Industries told the American News the plant will close Aug. 31, putting 56 people out of work.
WASHINGTON — U.S. factories are closing. American manufacturing jobs are reappearing overseas. China’s industrial might is growing each year.
And it might seem as if the United States doesn’t make world-class goods as well as some other nations.
“There’s no reason Europe or China should have the fastest trains, or the new factories that manufacture clean energy products,” President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address last week.
By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
, January 31, 2011
Impact Foundation and Otter Tail Power hosted a meeting Sept. 17 in Oakes, N.D., for southeast North Dakota manufacturing companies. Attendees included representatives from companies in Southeastern North Dakota engaged in manufacturing and related fields. Also in attendance was a representative from North Dakota’s Small Business Administration. Sen. Kent Conrad’s, D-N.D., office has been assisting in these efforts, too.
The U.S. manufacturing sector grew in August for the first time in 19 months, adding to evidence that the recession is ending.
The better-than-expected reading Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management showed the highest number for its manufacturing index since June 2007. New customer orders jumped to a level not seen since late 2004.
And in another sign of an improving economy, a gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July to the highest point in more than two years.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports, retail sales and factory output improved in July, the government said Tuesday, adding to spreading signs the global economy might be recovering from its worst downturn since the 1930s.
A wind turbine tower manufacturer plans to expand operations at its Tulsa factory to capitalize on the burgeoning wind energy market, officials said.
DMI Industries intends to add about 225 jobs by mid 2009, bringing to 450 the number of employees in Tulsa.
The third annual Dakota MEP conference, MEP08 —Maximizing Enterprise Performance — is in Fargo on Oct. 8-9, at the Fargodome. The content of this year’s conference offers topics designed to appeal to manufacturing and any other organization committed to creating greater value and achieving higher levels of performance.
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