Posts Tagged ‘China’

Mississippi getting the nod in reshoring decisions

by 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

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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

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

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 […] [...]

Saving on travel expenses via technology — Solutions better, easier, cheaper

What does Iran have to do with Mississippi? Controversy over the country’s nuclear program has caused oil prices to rise again. When oil prices spike, gasoline prices do, too, and that means higher travel expenses for businesses nationwide. Mississippi businesses are increasingly saving on travel costs by embracing web and video conferencing technologies. They are […] [...]

New book claims it’s do-or-die time for U.S. economy

The United States will jump start its economy or lose to China by 2040, says Gallup CEO and chairman Jim Clifton in his new book “The Coming Jobs War.” Clifton says the biggest problem facing the world is an inadequate supply of good jobs. Based on Gallup’s worldwide polling, a good job is the global […] [...]

Report: Amory steel deal to hurt U.S. market

by Published: October 15,2010

Tags: Amory, China, manufacturing, steel, Steel Development Company, trade

See related stories: In The Red?, Clay Chandler, July 18, 2010 Chinese investing in Amory steel mill, Associated Press, Sept. 15, 2010 China’s WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers Source: PR Newswire WASHINGTON, D.C — A new study released Thursday (Oct. 14) concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry […] [...]

Lawmakers looking to push Chinese on ‘currency manipulation’

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: China, Congress, currency, global markets

WASHINGTON — A group of 14 U.S. senators unveiled legislation Tuesday that seeks to increase pressure on China to let its currency to rise in value against the dollar, saying Chinese “currency manipulation” is hurting the U.S. economy. The bill calls for stiff trade sanctions if China does not act. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says […] [...]

Mayor will pay for trip to China

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree says he is paying his own way on a previously-reported trip this month to Linyi, China. DuPree tells the Hattiesburg American that he will travel with his wife instead of taking two members of his administration as he had previously announced. The DuPrees will be tagging along with a […] [...]

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