In the 1920s, Indianapolis was one of the most innovative cities in the nation. But after “the dark tragedy of the roaring twenties,” Indianapolis lost its edginess for decades and only recently has begun to regain it.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a category that reflects business investment rose, a hopeful sign for manufacturing.
The Obama administration is poised to deliver a victory to engine makers at the expense of truck manufacturers such as Cummins Inc. in the next stage of the U.S. government’s plan to tackle climate change.
Speakers at an IBJ breakfast on manufacturing and logistics said the public and private sectors must do more to get students thinking about manufacturing as a career and encouraging them to pursue the training they need to succeed in the field.
Subaru, which has thousands of workers in Indiana, has never seen so much demand from car buyers. But making big moves to boost output could hurt the very thing that customers love about the automaker—its smaller size.
Steelmakers including Indiana-based Steel Dynamics Inc. filed a trade complaint alleging that imports of corrosion-resistant metal from China and four other countries are being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices.