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Supply chain issues and struggles to hire employees are affecting how small businesses are operating—including the hours they are open and the services or products they can provide, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.
Even as U.S. COVID-19 cases have declined, supply-chain problems have persisted. For a variety of reasons—from shifts in consumer behavior to a plummet in available airline flights to congestion at ocean ports—the pandemic has scrambled everything across a wide swath of industries.
The scarcity of chips could cloud some of the pandemic recovery if it continues to hamper manufacturing in the coming months.
The Institute for Supply Management’s survey of businesses showed that 16 of 18 manufacturing industries showed growth in January. The contracting industries were printing and petroleum.
Staples previously tried to buy Office Depot, but the $6.3 billion acquisition was called off in 2016 amid antitrust scrutiny.
Officials announced Friday that Indiana Wheel Corp. plans to spend nearly $23 million to purchase, renovate and equip the facility, where it will hire up to 117 workers.
Volkswagen AG is renewing efforts to sell minority stakes in non-core operations to streamline its business and focus on the main passenger-car brands, according to people familiar with the matter.
Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler from the 2010 through 2019 model years are included in the probe, which was revealed Tuesday in documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Officials for the Indianapolis-based transmission giant tell city officials that the project would create 193 jobs that pay an average of $20.39 per hour, as well as help it retain current employees.
Cars from Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are included in the latest round of recalls involving airbag inflators that can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
The subsidiary of Israel-based Omen Casting Group wants to boost production to help meet demand in America and Germany for its aluminum drivelines, steering components and oil pumps.
Indianapolis-based Allegiant International has seen tremendous growth in recent years thanks to its supply-chain work with General Motors.
The Indianapolis-based manufacturer exceeded Wall Street expectations in both earnings and sales in the latest quarter.
ElringKlinger intends to add $20.6 million in manufacturing, logistics and information technology equipment to its Fort Wayne plant.
Thyssenkrupp Steering will create 64 new jobs and plans to move existing positions from its operations in Indianapolis to the new location at Exit Five Parkway.
Echo Engineering and Production Supplies Inc. expects its revenue to swell to $50 million next year as it takes on more outsourced work from stressed car makers.
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. raised its full-year sales projections after reporting better-than-expected revenue and earnings in the third quarter.