Preferring to keep production numbers private, Mitchell says Billiam produced “thousands” of pairs of jeans in 2016, but he notes that production usually ranges from 50 to 150 pairs a week.
The last 10 years represent a period of significant change for the motor carrier industry. Increased federal regulation, rising jury awards, the general economic recession, fuel cost volatility, and an acute driver shortage all converged in the past decade to challenge the trucking industry and also impact the insurance companies which support it.
It’s not every day you get to drive a locomotive, a brand-new one, just a mile and a half from downtown Greenville. But on a recent icy-rain day, Republic Locomotive allowed a visitor to do just that, to hop aboard one of its engines, the color of a No. 2 pencil, and take ’er for a spin—up a few yards of track and back again toward the shop, all with a simple joystick.
E-commerce is steadily taking more and more of the consumer’s wallet every year. For millennials and future generations, purchasing online is the norm, and traditional retail will simply have to adjust.