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Manufacturing expands nationwide in October – 17th month in a row

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector nationally expanded in October for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 65th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in a Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report on Business. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, chair of the (ISM) Manufacturing Business…
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Study shows lack of skilled employees a concern for Hoosier manufacturing

Indiana is the most manufacturing-dependent state in the nation, and the industry continues a strong rebound from the Great Recession. However, a survey released by Katz, Sapper & Miller and authored by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis warns that growth could be derailed by regulatory costs and workforce weaknesses. “Manufacturing is…
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