Economy Manufacturing

August 1, 2012 - 11:36 AM
In this July 24, 2012 photo, tire inspector Flora Roundtree checks a tire for defects at a Michelin manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., which produces about 25,000 tires a day. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, announced Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, that manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)