1. Articles in category: Manufacturing/Distribution

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    1. Georgia’s manufacturing activity drops third month in a row in May

      Georgia’s manufacturing activity drops third month in a row in May

      Manufacturing activity in the Peach State declined for the third consecutive month in May, hurt by decreases in new orders and production. According to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) released Tuesday by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business, Georgia’s PMI fell 4.7 points to 54.8 in May. A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates it is contracting.

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    2. World’s third-largest ship container carrier by volume adds Savannah stop; Update on Ga. port deepening

      World’s third-largest ship container carrier by volume adds Savannah stop; Update on Ga. port deepening

      French shipping line CMA CGM – the world’s third-largest container ship carrier by capacity –will expand services to Savannah and three other Eastern Seaboard ports. The company’s “New Vespucci” line, which will use 15 ships, each with capacity for 4,500 20-foot equivalent units, will stop at Savannah, Ga., New York, Norfolk, Va., and Charleston, S.C., The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    3. Georgia manufacturers’ profits up 13%

      Georgia manufacturers’ profits up 13%

      Georgia manufacturers built a good news-bad news scenario over the past few years, according to Georgia Tech’s Georgia Manufacturing Survey.

      Georgia manufacturers had 13 percent higher profits between 2012 and 2014. But fewer companies plan to invest in new technologies such as robotics. The survey also found a reduced reliance on innovation as a competitive strategy, Georgia Tech said.

      “Manufacturing companies in Georgia are more profitable than they have been for years,” said Jan Youtie,…

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    4. Report: Georgia manufacturing remained strong for May

      Report: Georgia manufacturing remained strong for May

      Georgia manufacturing activity remained strong for May, even as new orders fell from its high April reading, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) prepared by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business.

      The Georgia PMI for May decreased by 5.9 points to 56.8, according to the report released Monday. While production remained strong for May, the components of employment, supplier delivery and finished inventory dropped as a reaction to…

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    5. Georgia’s manufacturing sector continues rebound

      Georgia’s manufacturing sector continues rebound

      Georgia’s manufacturing activity improved for a third consecutive month in April, despite slight dips in production and employment, the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business reported.

      The Georgia Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for April is 62.7 -- up 0.2 points. A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 shows it is contracting.

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    6. The History of Delivery Innovation

      The History of Delivery Innovation

      A look back at some of the key milestones in the way products are delivered, from the Pony Express to FedEx.

      Amazon is definitely an innovator, but it wasn't the first company to disrupt the delivery space. Here are a few milestones in the quest to make delivery quicker and more efficient.

      The Pony Express begins carrying mail from Missouri to California. Before the transcontinental telegraph, it represented the most practical means of East-West communications.

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    7. Georgia manufacturing down second straight month

      Georgia manufacturing down second straight month

      Georgia manufacturing activity dropped slightly for January, marking the second consecutive month of manufacturing declines, the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business reported Tuesday.

      The Georgia PMI went down 3.9 points to 50 in January.

      A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 shows it is contracting.

      Georgia’s new orders have signaled a slowdown in December and January. The new orders in…

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    8. 1 Thing Stands in the Way of an Innovation-Led Manufacturing Recovery

      1 Thing Stands in the Way of an Innovation-Led Manufacturing Recovery

      If we do this right, we'll create a surge of jobs. But if we keep going like we are now, we jeopardize everything.

      It’s no secret that our nation’s comeback is tied to a burst of innovations. But those innovations can’t happen without intellectual property -- property with rights that we must protect. If we do it correctly, we’ll create a surge of job growth, because what we offer in the U.S. will be unique.

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    9. The importance of deepening the Savannah Harbor

      The importance of deepening the Savannah Harbor

      More than 15 years have passed since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began its official studies into deepening the Savannah Harbor to accommodate the larger Post-Panamax ships expected to bring cargo to the United States following the Panama Canal expansion. Last October, it seemed as though construction could begin in a matter of months after Jo-Ellen Darcy, the assistant secretary of the Army, signed the Record of Decision.

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    10. Georgia manufacturing hampered by unemployment

      Georgia manufacturing hampered by unemployment

      Higher unemployment weakened Georgia’s manufacturing sector in November, the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business reported. Georgia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was down 1.3 points to 52.3 for November, while the National PMI increased 0.9 points to 57.3. A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 shows it is contracting. Employment fell for the first time in three months after outperforming…

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    11. Georgia ports continue record pace in October

      Georgia ports continue record pace in October

      Georgia’s ports moved a record 2.54 million tons of cargo during October -- up 22 percent, Georgia Ports Authority reported Monday.

      The Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick and Savannah’s Ocean Terminal combined to move a record 62,343 units of automobiles and heavy machinery in October -- up 19.2 percent.

      October’s growth pushed total tonnage to 9.6 million for the fiscal year to date, a 9.2 percent jump.

      The state’s ports saw 274,362 twenty-foot equivalent container units…

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    12. Workers in Manufacturing and Logistics Confident in Future of Employers

      ATLANTA -- The latest Randstad Manufacturing and Logistics Employee Confidence Index, which measures confidence among manufacturing and logistics workers, held steady in Q3, actually rising 0.3 points to 52.2. At the same time, more than half (53%) of manufacturing and logistics workers said they believe their current employer has a strong future, a six percent increase from last quarter. The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive among 167 manufacturing and logistics employees.

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    13. Gov. Deal adds $35M to budget for Savannah River deepening

      Gov. Deal adds $35M to budget for Savannah River deepening

      Gov. Nathan Deal says he will put into his budget request for next year the remaining $35 million of the state’s share for deepening the Savannah River shipping channel, reports Morris News Service.

      The money would bring Georgia's commitment to $266 million for 40 percent of the cost of the massive project. The federal government is expected to contribute the remaining 60 percent, the news service reported.

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    14. City becoming transportation tech hub - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      City becoming transportation tech hub - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      Abundant and inexpensive real estate has made the Southeast an auto manufacturing hub. Now, abundant and inexpensive tech talent is turning metro Atlanta into a transportation technology hub. Fortune 500 companies are taking note, bringing a wave of engineering projects — and jobs — to the region. That interest is having a ripple effect on technology companies lower down the food chain, creating opportunities for mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

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    15. Harbor project clears U.S. House

      Harbor project clears U.S. House

      The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a water infrastructure bill Wednesday that could clear the way for a $652 million deepening project at the Port of Savannah.

      The Water Resources Reform and Development Act essentially reauthorizes the port project by increasing a $460 million spending cap Congress has set for deepening Savannah Harbor based on projections made years ago.

      The House was forced to reconsider the project’s budget because of “bureaucratic delays” that have…

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    16. Textile Firm From India to Invest $70 Million in Georgia

      An Indian textile company is to invest $70 million to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in south Georgia, creating 250 jobs. Mumbai-based Shrivallabh Pittie Group's new cotton yarn factory is to complement its 13 other global facilities, which are mostly based in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, according to the group's website. The cotton yarn is to be used in cloth for t-shirts, socks, bed sheets and other items.

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    17. Georgia manufacturing rises in September

      Georgia manufacturing rises in September

      Georgia's manufacturing sector steered out of a five-month slide in September, the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business reported Thursday.

      Strong gains in employment, production and supplier delivery time pushed Georgia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) up 0.6 points to 49.1 last month.

      A PMI reading above 50 shows manufacturing activity is expanding, while a reading below 50 shows it is contracting.

      “Georgia’s employment increase of 13.7…

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    18. A New Breed of Manufacturers

      A New Breed of Manufacturers

      This entrepreneur says now is a great time to be a manufacturer. The secret: Think show business. Many people who visit my business, Rickshaw Bagworks, ask if they can take photos. They seem fascinated by what we do, because it's something you just don't see every day: We make things. More specifically, we sew custom messenger bags, backpacks, and fashion totes in a small brick warehouse in Dogpatch, an old industrial neighborhood in San Francisco that is at the epicenter of the city's maker movement. Our 20-person cut-and-sew operation is an anachronism in today's tech-driven economy ...

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