Index shows August manufacturing brisk, strongest in 3 years

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.

In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, a worker assembles construction supplies at Northeast Building Products in Philadelphia. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for August on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

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