Monthly Archives: July 2011

End of manufacturing in China? Maybe.

Cheap Labor? Rising Wages and the End of Manufacturing in China July 14 2011 by ChiefExecutive.net Made in China. Or maybe not.  Once a place where companies went to find cheap labor, China is becoming less desirable for companies looking … Continue reading

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Despite China’s might, U.S. factories maintain edge

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 … Continue reading

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CONGRATULATIONS JAPAN. WE HAD FAITH.

Business World:  THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY foresees a more stable supply situation at the very least following reports that Japanese parts production has picked up following March’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. Timing of a return to full output, however, remains uncertain given … Continue reading

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Manufacture in America! Audi is.

And now I have even more reason to love my Audi…… Jul 11, 2011 2:20 PM Audi’s CEO has revealed that the German automaker plans to build a vehicle assembly plant in North America and could also build an addition … Continue reading

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Hello Friday. It’s casual in PCB land.

We can thank all the dot.coms of the late 1990s for the trend of having a “casual” or “dress down” Friday.  This trend fits perfectly in the California based business culture and is also shared by our relaxed Canadian friends.   Psychologically … Continue reading

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ABA hearts Bob Lutz

 America needs to get back to the basics of creating things of value and there is no better time than now, says Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors. “There is a dawning awakening on the part of … Continue reading

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And costs just continue to rise….

July 1, 2011…..from UPS Effective August 1, 2011 UPS Freight rates will increase 6.9%.  This increase will apply to shipments rated on UPS/Canada/Mexico and also applies to off-shore rates and charges….. Just a note for future manufacturing planning….keep it local.  … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July



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