What the ISM Manufacturing Index Tells Us About January 2016

There are indexes, numbers, opinions, and statistics frequently thrown around about manufacturing: It’s doing well, it’s doing poorly, we’re in a manufacturing renaissance, then we’re in a manufacturing recession. It can be difficult to sort through the numbers and information to really find out how the sector is doing and which segments are growing versus […]

Good News: US Manufacturing Grows at Highest Pace In 3.5 Years!

We have some very exciting news to share about US manufacturing–US manufacturing is growing at its fastest pace in over 3.5 years! As ABC News and the Associated Press report, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July–the highest reading since March of 2011. Index measurements of higher than 50 indicate growth, which […]

U.S. Factory Output, ISM Index Continue Growth in March

Earlier in February when the economy was still growing at a slower pace than expected, economists wondered whether or not the weather was to blame for the bad numbers being reported across a number of industries. Initial reports of numbers in March suggested that the weather was indeed to blame, and that warmer weather was […]