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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...
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...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management index fell to 54.2 from 56.6 in February. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge falls to two-year low as orders cool

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories fell to a two-year low in February, cooling more than expected with a broad decline...
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT index, which aims to capture manufacturing business conditions, increased to 59.3 from 57.7 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge tops estimates as jobs, orders rebound

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing rebounded in November as new orders picked up and companies added workers, indicating that factories remain...
SEVERAL U.S. MANUFACTURING indicators declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge drops to lowest level in six months

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing fell by more than forecast to a six-month low, as orders and hiring cooled amid escalating...
UNITED STATES factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month, increasing 0.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS/TY WRIGHT

U.S. September manufacturing production rises on broad demand

NEW YORK - United States factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month on broad-based demand as the sector accelerated in the third...
U.S. MANUFACTURING EXPANDED in May faster than expected despite rising costs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing quickens while prices keep spiraling up

NEW YORK - United States manufacturing expanded at a faster pace in May and order backlogs grew by the most in 14 years, even as...
UNITED STATES manufacturing expanded in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO / TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge dips to 9-month low as inflation heats up

NEW YORK - United States manufacturing expanded last month at the slowest pace since July, while prices paid for materials continued to accelerate amid...
U.S. FACTORIES expanded at slightly slower pace in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO

U.S. factory gains cool as inflation in raw materials picks up

NEW YORK - United States factories expanded at slightly slower pace in March and a measure of raw-material prices hit an almost seven-year high,...
IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
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