Sequestration in the United States. Tough sledding in Europe. Slowing growth in China.
These are just a few of the global economic headwinds buffeting U.S. manufacturers as they continue to dig out from the rubble of the Great Recession.
Factor in nagging uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Health Care Act—and some disappointing economic data from the past month or two—and there's plenty to keep manufacturers awake at night, even in the midst of a modest recovery.
For some insight about what's ahead for U.S. manufacturing, read "Can Manufacturing Push Past Uncertainty"
in sister publication IndustryWeek.