Happy days are here again? With industry indicators pointing up, the time may be right to reassess business practices
Abstract: With industry data showing that the upward trend of American manufacturing output seems sustainable for the foreseeable future, manufacturers should reassess their business strategies. This article discusses renegotiating loans and leases, reinvesting in human resources and facilities, and retooling pricing, marketing and public relations. A sidebar notes the congressional extension of two depreciation-related tax incentives through 2013.