The manufacturing slowdown, combined with rising costs, has seen profit margins fall.
Staying away from manufacturing and focusing on installation.
He plants a tree in Central America for every bottle of Tru spirits he sells to offset the carbon produced in manufacturing.
1560s, "something made by hand," from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + factura "a working," from past participle stem of facere "to perform" (see factitious). Sense of "process of manufacturing" first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.