Factories and Manufacturing

This City Once Made Much of What Canada Bought. But No More.

But Mr. Corp nevertheless contrasted the promises of prosperity made in 1989, when Canada signed a trade deal with the United States that became Nafta, with the pending G.E. shutdown and Peterborough’s unemployment rate, which spiked at 9.6 percent last summer, Canada’s highest at the time. His views about Nafta …

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‘We’re Competing Against Everybody Just Like You’: Voices on Manufacturing in Mexico

Many of the respondents echoed a common theme: Fear of the looming threat of automation, and of losing jobs to China. In follow-up interviews, respondents shared more about their experiences and their views on globalization. These interviews have been lightly edited and condensed, and one was translated from Spanish. ‘Americans …

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Looking at Blue-Collar Factory Jobs in the Rearview Mirror

To be honest, I felt a bit nervous about it. I’m used to agonizing over every word I write, not talking off the cuff in public. But in the end, this trip back to Indianapolis felt almost like a homecoming. I’d been there enough times to have acquired a favorite …

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Readers in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More Jobs

“I was like, O.K., is he ever going to be leaving?” she quipped to the nearly 100 community members who turned out for the forum on Nov. 28. The focus was jobs and the manufacturing economy, and we were joined onstage by Mindy Bradish-Orta, president of the Jackson County Chamber …

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U.A.E. Denies Yemen Rebels Fired Missile at Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant

A few months ago, the Houthis said they had “successfully” test-fired a missile toward Abu Dhabi. Photo The Barakah nuclear power plant being built in Abu Dhabi’s western desert. Credit Arun Girija/Emirates News Agency, via Associated Press The Saudi coalition, which includes the United Arab Emirates, accuses Iran of trying …

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Indian Automaker’s Plant Is Latest Sign of Detroit Comeback

“How many people told Elon Musk, ‘You don’t have any hope of getting into the car business’?” he said. Mahindra is a major producer of cars and trucks in India and South Korea, but until now it was mainly known in the United States as the world’s leading maker of …

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