Posts Tagged ‘China’

Lawmakers want protection for Cooper’s plant in China

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), have asked U.S. diplomatic and trade representatives to help protect the interests of an American company, while dysfunction at a joint venture in China poses risks to U.S. jobs in Northeast Mississippi and elsewhere. The lawmakers are among a […] [...]

ITC rules against domestic shrimp processors

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries — China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2, saying the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries failed to present strong evidence that the imports were seriously damaging the […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: China’s rapid changes sweep

by Lynn Lofton Published: August 16,2013

Tags: China, Five Star Billionaire, Tash Aw

Expect to see and hear more about this book because it’s good and it’s about China, which as we all know, is the 800-pound gorilla in the world. There are people who’re fascinated by all things China. I’ve never been among their number, but all of us need to keep a look out at the […] [...]

It will be ideas that solve problems created by new technology

by MBJ Staff Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Associated Press, China, jobs market, manufacturing, recession, technology, workforce training

The Associated Press recently moved a provocative series about the changing landscape for jobs in the United States. It made a good case that middle-class jobs eliminated by technology and the recession aren’t coming back. This is not the first time to hear such dire warnings. Imagine the fuss in the horse carriage industry 100 […] [...]

Growth, like alcohol, is best in moderation

by Contributing Columnist Published: October 21,2012

Tags: China, economic recession, Great Recession, small business

By Brian Sullivan The U. S. recovery since 2009 has been muted. In fact it is the slowest recovery since World War II. The slow pace has meant fewer new jobs created and a higher unemployment rate. Economists’ expectations for the remainder of this year and next are for more slow growth. Slow growth is […] [...]

Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

by Ted Carter Published: August 26,2012

Tags: AirGuide, China, manufacturing, Mexico, reshoring

Florida-based HVAC equipment maker AirGuide Manufacturing’s recent announcement that it would shift a handful of factory jobs from Mexico to Clarksdale hardly moved the needle on the news meter. But watchers in Mississippi of America’s “reshoring” effort noticed. They took AirGuide’s relocation decision as another sign of a coming “convergence” by which the cost of […] [...]

July 2, 2012- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: July 1,2012

Tags: China, Declaration of Independence, Middle East oil, national debt, trillions

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Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

Manufacturers say China too pricey

by Ted Carter Published: April 1,2012

Tags: China, furniture manufacturing, labor, labor costs, labor unions, outsourcing

Simple arithmetic drove North Carolinian Bruce Cochrane to start making furniture in the Tar Heel State instead of China. The fifth-generation furniture maker’s calculations convinced him he could not afford to make furniture in China, where he had spent the last 10 years as a furniture manufacturing consultant and had witnessed rising costs and declining […] [...]

Read April 2 issue of the MBJ online

by MBJ Staff Published: March 29,2012

Tags: China, Dollars & Sense Creative Consulting, Highway 9, Jeff Good, Mangia Bené Catering, NOAA

In this week’s MBJ — “Total 180” NOAA spring flood forecast welcome news for everyone. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>LEGISLATURE: “A tale of two Highway 9′s”: — by Clay Chandler >> ANALYSIS Reshoring, Part 2: Manufacturing pendulum could be swinging in state’s direction— by Ted Carter >> LABOR: Is China getting too pricey […] [...]

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