US Manufacturing: 9.1% Growth Expected For 2014

A majority of U.S. manufacturing executives expect their sales will grow a little more than 9 percent for the rest of 2014, according to the Institute of Supply Management’s  semi-annual survey of purchasing and supply managers.  Of the 18 industries predicting growth, computer and electronics products fall a disappointing 12th on the list. Textile manufacturers…

Manufacturing: Mexico’s Appeal Grows as Chinese Costs Soar

Labor costs in Mexico are still generally higher than in China but the total cost of manufacturing in the North American country has fallen recently below its Asian rival’s, spurring a rethink amongst OEMs about the best place to site production facilities. In the last few years, many U.S.-based manufacturing companies have either moved or…

Echelon & Digi-Key Ink IIoT Pact

Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON), the world’s leading control networking platform provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced a distribution agreement with global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery. Under the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute worldwide, except Japan, Echelon’s portfolio of products—including chips, modules, routers…