November 20, 2019

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June 26, 2019
National Tooling & Machining Association and Precision Metalforming Association Applaud Federal Workforce Development Grants

Washington, DC: Ongoing efforts by the U.S. manufacturing industry to develop the workforce of tomorrow received a significant boost this week with the announcement by the U.S. Department...

February 22, 2019
Pittsburgh Business Times: Apprentice competition highlights manufacturing skills gap

When Phyllis Miller worked as a human resources manager at Hamill Manufacturing Co. she would get close to 200 applications for an engineering position and only about three for machinist position.

To address that skills gap that she sees continuing to...

November 20, 2018
Industry Week: Trade Letter: Tariffs Have Caused ‘Significant Harm to Manufacturers’

Thirty-three organizations, most of them related to manufacturing, signed on a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer yesterday, asking for the lifting of Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel, specifically on imports from Canada and Mexico.

Section 232 of the...

October 24, 2018
Wall Street Journal: Tariffs Hit Those Trump Wants to Help: U.S. Factories

The Trump administration says tariffs on Chinese imports will shift manufacturing back to U.S. factories, but some small and midsize companies that have done just that say the tariffs are hurting, not helping, their business.

Kent International Inc., a bicycle company, opened a factory in...

September 14, 2018
Industry Week: Reviving Tool and Die Making in the IIoT Age

Tool and die making is one of those professions that prompts a layperson to ask, open-mouthed, “does that job still exist?” In 2016, nearly 75% of tool and die makers were over age 45, according to study from by  Center for Automotive Research. Only 2% were younger than 35. Two of five are...

August 20, 2018
Nashville Tennessean: Tennessee manufacturers urge Trump to rescind steel tariffs

A group of Dickson County manufacturers sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to rescind the tariffs on imported steel, which they say have impaired their ability to compete with foreign companies. 

Executives from six area companies employing more than 1,000 Tennesseans...

July 31, 2018
One Voice-Supported Legislation to Fight the Manufacturing Skills Gap by Strengthening Career and Technical Education Becomes Law

May 19, 2018
Associated Press: US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy.

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.

Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce Department...

May 15, 2018
CGTN America: American manufacturers face collateral damage from US tariffs

These are difficult days for a number of U.S. manufacturers who rely on steel and aluminum to make their products. The Trump administration’s recently announced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have raised the price of both metals significantly.

And many of those manufacturers are...

April 18, 2018
Crain's Cleveland Business: Changes could be coming to greenhouse gas emission, fuel economy standards for vehicles

At the start of April, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he believed greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks should be revised and that he was starting a process to do. These standards apply to vehicles made in model years 2022 to...