Author: Irina Ivanova

The Factory at Home

The draw of 3D printing isn’t only in the affordability of the machines. The technology allows for a manufacturing agility that is less common in large factories.

Manufacturing to show modest growth

Manufacturing in April grew only modestly, keeping pace with a slow recovery that has sagged in recent months. “Manufacturing activity continues to expand at a barely break-even pace,” said Russell Price, senior economist for Ameriprise Financial. The Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, will be released May 1 and will hover […]

Manufacturing keeps growing, with hiccups

Manufacturing grew more slowly than expected in March — a reminder of an uneven recovery, but a recovery nonetheless. The influential Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 51.3 this month, down from 54.2 in February. The PMI measures activity in the manufacturing sector; a number above 50 indicates growth since […]

For a food manufacturing rebound, turn to organic

Since the Great Recession, health technologist Fannie Boykins has cut back on her spending. But she continues to buy her groceries from an organic supermarket in Flatbush, Brooklyn, even paying for a taxi service to take her bags home. “I haven’t bought clothes in two years,” she said. “But I […]

Manufacturing surge points to growing economy

Manufacturing expanded in February for the third consecutive month, as the economy overall continued to strengthen. The influential Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 54.2 in February, up from 53.1 in January and 50.2 in December. The PMI is released monthly by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which tracks […]