manufacturing manufacturing  /ˌmæn jə ˈfæk tʃə rɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of making something (a product) from raw materials



  1. The engineer who turned Taiwan into a PC-manufacturing powerhouse.
  2. The death of American manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated.
  3. India's once woeful manufacturing sector is starting to pick up steam.


  1. Manufacturing Profits Up in 1Q 2013

    U.S. manufacturing corporations saw their seasonally adjusted after-tax profits for the first quarter of 2013 total $152.5 billion, up $14.4 billion from the $138.1 total of the last quarter of 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Profits were up $6.0 billion from the corresponding first quarter of 2012. The Global Manufacturer read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Industry Week

  2. S.Africa's manufacturing up 7 percent y/y in April

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's manufacturing output rose 7 percent year-on-year in volume terms in April - far outpacing market expectations - after contracting 2.2 percent in March, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday. On a month-on-month basis, factory production was up 8.4 percent, but fell 1.9 percent in the three months to April compared with the preceding period. Economists ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. OnCore Manufacturing Appoints Walt Hussey as Chief Operations Officer

    OnCore Manufacturing, LLC, a global supplier of electronic manufacturing services, today announced that Walt Hussey has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. W
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "In 2008, American exports accounted for nearly 7 percent of our total employment, one in three manufacturing jobs, and supported 10.3 million jobs in all," Obama said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "The conflicts are challenging the current set-up of low-wage, low-tech manufacturing, and may catalyze the transformation of China's industrial sector," said Yu Hai, a sociology professor at Shanghai's Fudan University.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Yu Hai Source: The Associated Press

  3. "The national agreement is consistent with the economic pattern and balances the needs of our employees and company by providing a framework to improve our long-term manufacturing competitiveness," Chrysler vice-president and chairman Tom...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Tom LaSorda Source: MediaScrape

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