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Aiken school district officials announce new assessment scores, STEM initiative

...C. Future Makers Web site will debut in November. "Students will soon be able to research and access the manufacturing industry, engage in career exploration and showcase their unique skill set to interested colleges and companies," Alford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-10-29/aiken-school-district-off
China's move to devalue its currency intensifies fears about world's 2nd-largest economy

...dollar and the yuan has hurt Chinese exporters by keeping their goods expensive overseas, threatening jobs in manufacturing industries. Exports in July plummeted by an unexpectedly steep 8.3 percent from a year earlier. A cheaper yuan will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-11/chinas-move-devalue-its-cu
From bananas to phones: How cheaper yuan could reverberate

...enough of a move to overcome sluggish global demand and rising costs in China that are hampering the country's manufacturing industry, economists say. Also, the long term impact may be muted because yuan weakness adds pressure on Asian countries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-14/bananas-phones-how-cheaper
US manufacturing slows as orders and hiring weaken

...in the survey that business is starting to improve as it's "thawing out of this crazy winter."Out of 18 manufacturing industries, 10 reported growth and seven reported an outright decline in March. Among the sectors that declined are apparel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-01/us-manufacturing-slows-ord
Augusta area expects to continue economic growth in 2015

...grow at 1.9 percent in 2015, mirroring the 2 percent job growth rate seen in 2014, Von Nessen said.The manufacturing industry continues to be a major economic driver in South Carolina, he said, though job creation is now shifting more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-03/augusta-are
Factory workers are losing leverage

...counted, it said, those wages would be significantly lower. For example, staffing agency workers in the auto manufacturing industry on average make 29 percent less than people employed directly by companies, according to the report.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-06/factory-workers-are-losing-leverage
Raymond Sack

...Michigan State University and a proud Spartan fan. He was a US Air Force and retired as a Quality Manager in the Manufacturing Industry. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda M. Sack; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Valerie...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174011885
Raymond Sack

...Michigan State University and a proud Spartan fan. He was a US Air Force and retired as a Quality Manager in the Manufacturing Industry. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Linda M. Sack; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Valerie...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173992977
Geraldine Waller

...Waller was a native of Lynchburg VA., but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was retired from the manufacturing industry and a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. Mrs. Waller was preceded in death by her husband, Mr...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173884267
Ga. unemployment rate 8.1 percent in October

...About 40,000 Georgians filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance in October, which is up 17 percent from September, Butler said. He added that most people who filed claims worked temporary jobs in the manufacturing industry.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-21/ga-unemployment-rate-81-pe