Manufacturers plan to scale back

10/24/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Several manufacturers are preparing to cut costs and streamline operations. Some say a pullback in manufacturing would be a blow to the economy. "The consumer is dead, construction is dead, so if the industrial sector pulls back, then we don't have too much else to lean on," said Jeff Sprague, managing partner at Vertical Research Partners.

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