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PwC US

Capital Spending Continues Amongst U.S. Industrial Manufacturers

PwC US has released its Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, a report characterized by optimism amongst U.S. manufacturers. The sentiment is bolstered by a rise in capital spending plans by industrial manufacturers as they focus on utilizing their cash position to enhance their products, hire more personnel, and secure their technology in what is an increasingly complex and competitive market. Bobby Bono, PwC's U.S. industrial manufacturing leader, discusses the figures and expands upon their impact going forward.

Optimism regarding the prospects of the U.S. economy registered at 65 percent amongst participants, and yet signified a notable drop from the 71 percent figure reported in the first quarter.
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Pension Withdrawal Liability

Internal Assessments: Tackling Withdrawal Liability

The looming challenges that multi-employer pension plans currently face are now coming into sharp relief.

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Kidnap and Ransom

Kidnapping and Ransom: Is Your Business Prepared?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State issued another warning to U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security including kidnapping.

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Stoughton Trailers

Resurging Enterprise

There appears to be light at the end of the tunnel as far as the recession. Stoughton Trailers is already benefiting. This Wisconsin-based manufacturer of transportation equipment is witnessing increasing customer demand. This has compelled the company to reopen two plants that it shut down during hard times, reports Dan Harvey.

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Industry Spotlight

    Natrel: Milk Masters

    Natrel has recently undergone a major makeover. The Canadian dairy brand, which operates and serves as a subsidiary to the Agropur agricultural dairy cooperative, has opted for an all-natural look.
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Global Outlook

    KPMG

    Global Manufacturing Outlook:

    "The manufacturing world is entering an era of hyper-innovation where advances in technology and material science are rapidly changing what we consider 'possible' and creating new business opportunities along the way." H. Jeffrey Dobbs explains.
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IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

Cascade Aerospace

Taking Flight

"This is the year Cascade Aerospace takes flight." Those are the words of Benjamin Boehm, executive vice president and COO of Cascade Aerospace, a Canada-based aerospace and defense contractor.

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Budny

Family Farming

In Brazil, 70 percent of cultivated foods consumed in homes come from family farms. Recognizing the importance of small parts in a big business, Budny Indùstria & Comércio Ltda. provides traditional agriculturalists with the tools and innovation they need. Reuben Ford reports.

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Akebono

Brake-ing the Mold

Akebono is in the midst of its 85th year in business, a company that took root in Japan in 1929, but has slowly expanded its influence and impact across the world over the years to become the global enterprise it is today.

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Servatis

How Has Servatis Risen from the Ashes?

This agro-chemical industrialist is strengthening its foothold in the market by investing in innovation and environment. Reuben Ford describes a concentrated commitment to clean-up and incredible comeback.

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Layne

Impacting the World Above & Below

Whether it's buildings soaring sky high into the clouds, drills spinning their way deep into the depths of the earth's crust, or the water and resources that flow in between, Layne represents a global company that impacts the world in a multitude of ways.

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Beretta

Triggering a Dynasty

It's been 488 years since Italian gunsmith Maestro Bartolomeo Beretta was paid 296 ducats for 185 harquebus barrels by the Arsenal of Venice. The invoice from 1526 A.D. is in the Venetian Archives, as that single transaction laid the foundation for what is known today as the world's oldest industrial dynasty. Steve Engelhardt reports.

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Enfil

Pollution Solutions

As world industry steps up environmental concerns, the pressure for safe waste disposal is on. One of Brazil's most innovative pollution control companies invests in new divisions and international technology to help the country clean up its act. Reuben Ford reports.

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Cementation

Ground Breaker

Cementation is a mine contracting and engineering company engaged in a unique design-build approach to complex underground infrastructures that emphasizes the ability to deliver projects on-time and on-budget. David Soyka reports on how this Canadian-based unit of a global mining group helps their clients.

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Frango Bello

International Chicken

Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of chicken. One of the country's most dynamic and ambitious poultry producers, the Pluma Group aims to increase production of its Frango Bello brand by 40 percent this year to meet growing international demand. Reuben Ford catches the latest from Company President Laurí Paludo.

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Vanderlande

Innovating Tomorrow's Warehouse

It's been 65 years since Vanderlande Industries was founded, beginning as a small, family owned, tool manufacturing company based in the Netherlands.

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Lamons

Growing a Gasket

Lamons is a company that today, represents one of the world's largest suppliers of metal gaskets and fasteners. Respecting tradition while facilitating innovation, the company has been firing on all cylinders as of late, developing new products and expanding their production bases around the world.

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Thales Canada

Signaling the Future

Thales Canada is a company that, while part of a much bigger global conglomerate, has been making a name on its own for quite some time. Whether it's bringing revolutionary control systems to the transportation marketplace, bolstering a nation's defense through its sensors, or implementing flight control systems for regional and commercial aircraft, the company's influence is as far in distance as its impact is in depth.

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