Frankly, I am amazed by all the data that the Federal Reserve staff publishes. It covers so many disciplines. I cannot begin to name them all, I suggest you take a look on the website.
However, one of my favorite publications is Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization. If you love manufacturing data, this is the one for you. I am not aware of any data that comes close to this piece. As an economic indicator, it is in a class by itself. It is a monthly release, but not always on the same day. The publications on the website go back to 1997. It runs 19 pages and consists of 15 tables.
This monthly publication looks at industrial production, plant capacity, and plant utilization for various manufacturing industries, mining, and utilities in the United States. This is the essence of manufacturing data. In fact, 89 industries are indexed. I know this is not necessarily the best explanation of the publication. In fact, the Federal Reserve does a far better job describing what each component is and I encourage you to read it. I will simply add that if you enjoy all aspects of manufacturing, then this report is a must read to keep track of various industries and the health of these vital U.S. economic sectors.