December 10, 2018

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January 16, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis area factories say they have plenty of work, but not enough skilled workers
Tim Laciny pointed at a couple of idle machines on the big shop floor at Laciny Brothers in University City.
 
“I have work and machines — and nobody to run them,” Laciny said. “Probably my biggest problem is finding machinists.”
 
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January 14, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Recession, smession? Signs point toward continued, but slowing, economic growth in Ohio as White House changes hands
Courtney Wagner likes what she sees at her family-owned machine and tool shop off Wooster Road West in Norton.
 
Business is good and they are investing in new equipment, she said. She’s president of Wagner Machine Inc., the third generation member of her family...
January 08, 2017
Crain’s Cleveland Business: Will Trump's policies help manufacturing gears turn?
One of the most significant players in manufacturing this year isn't actually in the industry: He'll be in the White House.
 
Manufacturers are waiting to see what impact President-elect Donald Trump will have on their businesses. Particular factors to watch include...
December 15, 2016
Madison County Courier: Gillibrand announces bipartisan ‘manufacturing universities’ legislation
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to help universities in New York and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry.
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December 11, 2016
Crain’s Cleveland Business: Will Trump's policies help manufacturing gears turn?
It may feel counterintuitive for domestic industry to lobby against government tariffs on imported goods.
 
But that's exactly what's happening now in the trade case on carbon and alloy steel cut-to length plate from a variety of countries. It's not that the...
December 03, 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer: Why high-tech machinists will be in demand in Philly region
While high-tech jobs attract the headlines, some of the most in-demand jobs in the next decade might be in an unexpected sector: manufacturing.
 
A 2015 report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute forecasts nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be...
December 01, 2016
Press Release: U.S. Steel-Consuming Manufacturers Warn Against Duties on Tool Steel Imports; High Duties Could Have “Devastating Impact” Resulting in U.S. Job Loss

Washington, DC – High duties on tool steel imports would have dire consequences for U.S. tool and die manufacturers and could result in the loss of thousands of jobs, warned a representative of U.S. steel-consuming manufacturers yesterday at a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)...

November 30, 2016
Testimony of Mark Vaughn Before the U.S. International Trade Commission
 
TESTIMONY OF MARK VAUGHN
National Tooling and Machining Association
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November 21, 2016
Letter to U.S. International Trade Commission Regarding Steel Cut to Length Plate
 
November 21, 2016
 
 
Chairman Irving Williamson
Vice Chairman David Johanson
Commissioner Dean Pinkert
Commissioner Meredith Broadbent
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November 02, 2016
Modern Machine Shop: Big Kaiser President, CEO Receives NTMA Distinguished Service Award

The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) recently recognized Chris Kaiser, president and CEO of tooling manufacturer Big Kaiser, with the 2016 NTMA Distinguished Service Award at the association’s Fall Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual award recognizes an...