Manufacturing

ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders post third drop in four months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months, suggesting corporate...
THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE hit 2019 highs Monday after strong manufacturing data from China boosted sentiment that the global economy is not slowing down as much as has been anticipated. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Rally lifts U.S. stocks to highest levels of year

NEW YORK – Stocks strengthened worldwide as strong manufacturing data out of the world’s second largest economy helped allay investor concern about a slowdown in...
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT index, a measurement of the health of the U.S. manufacturing industry, rose to 55.3 from 54.2 as three of five main components increased. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge rises from two-year low on jobs advance

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories topped estimates in March, rising from a two-year low on strength in employment and orders...
TIFFANY & CO. has increased its staff by 2,300 employees since early 2017. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Tiffany & Co. went on a multiyear manufacturing hiring spree

NEW YORK - Tiffany & Co. has quietly added thousands of manufacturing jobs over the past two years as it digs deeper into the...

U.S. Jan. trade gap narrows as imports from China plummet

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit pulled back in January from the widest level in a decade as imports from China plunged,...

RIMA talk to focus on certifications for lean, ISO and...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a discussion on lean, ISO and Six Sigma continuous-improvement practices and their value on April 17...

Brand and Oppenheimer announces name change to Ocean State Innovations

PORTSMOUTH – Brand and Oppenheimer Co. has changed its name to Ocean State Innovations, the textile company announced. “In consideration of our corporate strategy and...

Five Questions With: Manny Jerome

Last month the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, or MassMEP, welcomed Manny Jerome as project manager for client development for the southeastern region of Massachusetts....

IYRS Career Day to focus on maritime trades, composites, manufacturing

NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trades will host a Career Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23. The event...
UNTIED STATES manufacturing output fell 0.4 percent in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly shrinks in Feb.

NEW YORK - United States factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade...
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