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3M CEO expects Covid demand for the company’s N95 masks to be strong throughout 2021

3M CEO expects Covid demand for the company’s N95 masks to be strong throughout 2021

By: Kevin Stankiewicz
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: January 26th, 2021
3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman said Tuesday the industrial giant anticipates demand for its N95 respirator masks to be robust throughout 2021, even as the administration of Covid vaccines drive hopes that the pandemic’s intensity will begin to wane.
Woman's hands hold a small wearable sensor with a glowing green light

On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distance

By: Christopher F. Schuetze
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Businesses like Henkel, a big German chemical company, are trying wearable sensors to prevent virus outbreaks among workers.
Covid-19 Vaccines Are in High Demand, but Thousands More Workers Are Needed to Make Them - WSJ

Covid-19 Vaccines Are in High Demand, but Thousands More Workers Are Needed to Make Them

By: Elizabeth Koh
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: January 4th, 2021
Companies mass producing shots for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are racing to find staff: ‘We are truly in unprecedented territory’
Whirlpool sees strong 2020 as profit beats on pandemic boost

Whirlpool sees strong 2020 as profit beats on pandemic boost

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
Whirlpool Corp WHR.N on Wednesday forecast a smaller drop in sales for the year and reinstated earnings targets after posting better-than-expected quarterly profit, as robust demand for home appliances helped it navigate the coronavirus crisis.
Dow sees pick up in demand after quarterly results beat estimates

Dow sees pick up in demand after quarterly results beat estimates

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2020
Dow Inc DOW.N on Thursday beat estimates for quarterly earnings and forecast a pick up in demand as more industries start to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly drops in September

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly drops in September

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 16th, 2020
U.S. factory production unexpectedly fell in September, suggesting that manufacturing’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was slowing heading into the fourth quarter.
Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment maker mitigate the heavy impact of the coronavirus crisis on sales of its traditional workhorses.
U.S. Midwest manufacturing surged in September: survey

U.S. Midwest manufacturing surged in September: survey

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
U.S. Midwest manufacturing unexpectedly surged in September, with new orders and production recovering strongly from coronavirus-related shutdowns, a regional purchasing managers’ survey showed on Wednesday.
RV makers roll toward a V-shaped recovery amid COVID

RV makers roll toward a V-shaped recovery amid COVID

By: Timothy Aeppel
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
At least one American industry is rolling toward a V-shaped recovery. Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles - which have surged in popularity as Americans sought to travel without the need to touch hotel or restaurant doorknobs - are projected to set a record next year, according to an analysis seen by Reuters prepared for the RV Industry Association. The report is being released today.
Factory Workers Stay Home to Watch Their Children - WSJ

Factory Workers Stay Home to Watch Their Children

By: Austen Hufford
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 16th, 2020
Absentee rates at many U.S. factories remain elevated as coronavirus drags on; ‘You can’t leave a 6-year-old at home’