CIRAS DIGEST: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • A site called Tech Co, which appears to be focused on “Tech Startup news, events and resources,” has a piece describing “how smart manufacturing is creating the next industrial revolution.”
  • Forbes has a story about a new $150 million Ford plant that will produce engines in China. It’s the last phase of an expansion plan. Ford now has 10 plants in China.
  • Meanwhile, the BBC has a piece on signs of renewal in Detroit – via the fact that car makers have stopped shrinking. They used this as a reason to ask folks what they believe the future holds for American manufacturing.
  • And on the other hand, USA Today is one of many new outlets over the past few days to tout the migration of U.S. automotive jobs. Roughly one in every five automobiles sold in North America is now made in Mexico. That’s expected to grow to one in four by 2020.
  • One of the other outlets is the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, which has an analysis piece on “How Mexico is winning the car manufacturing war.”
  • Daily Finance has a Reuters story recounting how U.S. industrial production fell in May. The story cites problems tied to a strong dollar.

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