Manufacturing

Economy

California shipping backlog hits manufacturing businesses

The shipping backlog at the Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, ports is not expected to ease up any time soon. Many western manufacturing and production companies ship in products from overseas by ship, and many of their products have been sitting on those ships for weeks to months.

Technology

Phantom Space, Ingenu to build 72-satellite constellation

Phantom Space, a Tucson, Arizona-based space transportation and rocket manufacturing startup, has reached a deal valued at up to $240 million to design, build and launch a 72-satellite constellation that will carry Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) payloads for wireless network provider Ingenu.

Features

Furniture manufacturers are reporting major shipping delays nationwide

Furniture sales have surged during the pandemic, leading to major backlogs at manufacturing facilities. This means consumers around the nation should expect delays on their orders. A manufacturer in Conover, North Carolina says their shipping times used to be 8 weeks, but now it's taking them 22 weeks to send orders to customers. Industry experts say supply chain shortages are also contributing to the backlog, creating the perfect storm in recent months.

Politics

Meet Biden's 'Made in America' director

President Joe Biden named Celeste Drake to a new position at the White House Office of Management and Budget to monitor his “Buy American” initiative and focus on ensuring the government buys more domestically made goods.