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  • President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire (Afro Reports)

    06/23/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney Jacobs
    President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire June 18. Obama toured the exhibits on the White House lawn, meeting students, entrepreneurs, engineers and researchers, who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, develop advances in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and be in the vanguard of a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing. It featured more than 100 Makers—the White House term for people who “love to ‘Make’ stuff–from more than 25 states and included more than 30 exhibits. The president toured a sampling of the exhibits that White House officials said represent a broad...
  • Majority of Large Manufacturers Are Now Planning or Considering ‘Reshoring’ from China to the U.S.

    05/21/2014 10:49:57 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 58 replies
    bcg.com ^ | September 24, 2013
    Press Releases September 24, 2013 Majority of Large Manufacturers Are Now Planning or Considering ‘Reshoring’ from China to the U.S. A Survey by The Boston Consulting Group Finds That the Share of U.S.-Based Executives Actively Engaged in the Process of Shifting Production Has Doubled Since Early 2012 CHICAGO, September 24, 2013—More than half of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to bring back production to the U.S. from China or are actively considering it, according to a new survey by The Boston Consulting Group.The share of executives who are planning to “reshore” or...
  • Wooed by Gun-Friendly States, Some Manufacturers Pull Up Stakes

    08/05/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/5/13 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Even gun makers want to be liked. So governors and other politicians from states eager to embrace the industry have descended on places where they are not so popular — like Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Colorado — offering tax breaks and outright cash grants to persuade them to relocate. “I sensed an opportunity,” said Alan Clemmons, a South Carolina state representative, who traveled to Connecticut in the spring as part of a successful effort to lure PTR, a maker of assault rifles here. “They are not feeling loved right now in Connecticut. We’re delighted to have...
  • MILLER: Obama promotes jobs in Texas, where gun companies are looking to escape gun control

    05/09/2013 4:23:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 May, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama will travel to Austin Thursday to promote job creation, while profitable corporations are moving to Texas to escape his bad economic policies. Huge companies in the booming firearms industry are considering moving to the Lone Star State, where Gov. Rick Perry promises a welcoming business environment. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Mr. Obama’s trip to the Texas capital will highlight the need “to ensure that good jobs for the middle class are available here in this country — and that includes the kinds of improvements we’ve seen in manufacturing and in industries in manufacturing...
  • Colt shuts plant, workers talk to Conn. lawmakers

    03/16/2013 9:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 3/15/2013 | Susan Haigh
    The president of one of the nation's oldest gun manufacturers closed down his Connecticut factory Thursday morning and bused 400 of his workers to the state Capitol so they could personally urge lawmakers not to pass gun control legislation that they say could risk their livelihoods.
  • Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This is a Society Preparing For War”

    02/14/2013 6:02:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 62 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | 14 February, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    (Image courtesy Net Gunsmith) President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting. The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer in the country is running at 100% capacity, with many so far behind that...
  • Guess Which Country Has The Best Paid Manufacturing Workers

    12/23/2011 8:26:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/23/2011 | Global Macro Monitor
    Great data from the BLS comparing hourly compensation for manufacturing. The second chart looks at the benefits component of the hourly cost. The data are from 2010 and sensitive to exchange rate movements. We will post a follow-up chart in the next few days looking at the 2009-10 change in hourly compensation, breaking out the changes in wage and benefits versus the FX component. Stay tuned!
  • Airport body-scanner manufacturers armed for K Street battle

    11/23/2010 11:04:37 AM PST · by chickadee · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/10 | Kevin Bogardus
    TSA’s other body-scanner contractor is Rapiscan Systems Inc. In 2009, the company was awarded an agreement that could be worth up to $173 million. And like L-3, Rapiscan has a notable K Street presence. Holland & Knight, Rapiscan’s outside lobbying firm, has earned $480,000 in fees from the company since May 2008, according to lobbying disclosure records. David Whitestone, a former aide to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), and John Buscher, once the chief lobbyist for United Airlines, are lobbying for the company. Overall, Rapiscan has spent close to $3.6 million on lobbying since 2007, according to records.
  • Government virus expert paid Ł116k by swine flu vaccine manufacturers

    07/27/2009 1:27:52 PM PDT · by bethybabes69 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 27th July 2009 | David Derbyshire
    A scientist who advises the Government on swine flu is a paid director of a drugs firm making hundreds of millions of pounds from the pandemic. Professor Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus.
  • Layoffs Still Plague State, Nation, Hitting Manufacturers [Oklahoma]

    04/24/2009 3:14:38 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 458+ views
    The Journal Record ^ | April 24, 2009 | by Marie Price
    Oklahoma businesses experienced 17 mass layoffs that cut 1,483 jobs in March, level with the previous month, but substantially less than the 21 layoffs that cost 2,772 state jobs in January. Nationally, employers took 2,933 mass layoff actions in March that resulted in the separation of 299,388 workers on a seasonally adjusted basis, setting a record according to data back to 1995. Manufacturing was hardest hit, experiencing 1,259 mass layoffs that resulted in 155,909 new unemployment claims. Manufacturing accounted for 43 percent of all mass layoffs and 50 percent of initial unemployment claims in March. A mass layoff event is...
  • Martin to press Rice to help stop U.S gun smuggling(lawsuits against gun manufacturers)

    10/25/2005 12:47:23 PM PDT · by cope85 · 34 replies · 1,088+ views
    canada.com/national/nationalpost/news ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | Alexander Panetta
    Martin to press Rice to help stop U.S gun smuggling Alexander Panetta Canadian Press Tuesday, October 25, 2005 OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Paul Martin says the Americans have an obligation to help stop the smuggling of guns into Canada. Martin made the comment Monday as his government prepares a series of gun-control initiatives aimed at curbing a wave of violence in Toronto. Those measures, which sources say could include suing U.S. weapons manufacturers, will be announced next month. But the prime minister used a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press the issue immediately. He said the...
  • WSJ: Cafta's Benefits - The 'loss of sovereignty' and other myths.

    07/27/2005 4:56:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 40 replies · 860+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Cafta opens the way for more U.S. products going south. The agreement also boosts intellectual property protection in Cafta countries, as well as competition in financial and other services in which the U.S. excels. American farmers alone expect to increase exports to Central America by some $1.5 billion a year. All that goes away if Cafta fails. We are also told that Cafta can't work because the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 didn't work.... Ross Perot's prediction of a "giant sucking sound" proved to be a fantasy. But what about "the trade deficit"? Well, the National Association of...
  • Political Realities Force Democrats to Support Gun Bill

    07/25/2005 12:14:35 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    Human Events ^ | 25 July 2005 | Katie Farber
    As the Senate moves closer to a vote this week on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, gun-rights advocates are jubilant over the bipartisan support for the bill, which bans frivolous lawsuits targeting gun manufactures. National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said 2nd Amendment supporters have played a large role in politicians’ changing attitudes toward firearms. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (S 397), for example, has 56 co-sponsors in the Senate and 257 co-sponsors in the House--more than enough votes to pass. It is sponsored by Sen. Larry Craig (R.-Idaho) and Rep. Cliff...
  • Firearm Manufacturers Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

    07/20/2005 1:30:44 PM PDT · by holymoly · 14 replies · 822+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 20, 2005
    NEWTOWN, CT -- (Market Wire - Jul 20, 2005) -- Firearm manufacturers today filed papers asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling permitting lawsuits against firearms manufacturers under the District of Columbia's "Assault Weapon Manufacturing Strict Liability Act." Firearm manufacturers maintain the District's act is unconstitutional because it is intended to and does regulate out-of-state commerce. The statute imposes liability, for example, when an out-of-state manufacturer (it has long been unlawful to manufacture and sell firearms in the District) sells a gun to a federally licensed retailer who then sells the firearm...
  • NYT: Reports Suggest Economy Is Warming Up

    11/18/2004 7:15:48 AM PST · by OESY · 25 replies · 798+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | EDUARDO PORTER
    Industrial production and new home construction rose sharply last month, suggesting that the economy is overcoming high energy prices and rebounding from the summer slump. But a spike in consumer prices is also stoking worries that inflation might spread more broadly as the economy heats up. The Federal Reserve reported yesterday that industrial production rose 0.7 percent in October, the fastest pace since July. In addition, the Commerce Department reported that new housing starts had recovered from a September dip to rise 6.4 percent last month. Investors in financial markets seemed encouraged by the emerging panorama of economic strength, as...
  • New Study Says External Costs Are Primary Competitiveness Challenge to U.S. Manufacturing

    03/27/2004 10:04:19 AM PST · by GailA · 24 replies · 362+ views
    NAM.ORG ^ | 12/9/03 | Jim Engelhardt
    New Study Says External Costs Are Primary Competitiveness Challenge to U.S. Manufacturing 03-330 CONTACTS: HANK COX (202) 637-3090; JIM ENGELHARDT (703) 841-9000 Cost Burden Reduces Innovation and Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2003 – “External, non-production costs add approximately 22 percent to unit labor costs of U.S. manufacturers (nearly $5 per hour worked) relative to their major foreign competitors, and are the primary competitive challenge facing manufacturers and their workers,” said Jerry Jasinowski, President of the National Association of Manufacturers. The finding is part of a new study, “How Structural Costs Imposed on U.S. Manufacturers Harm Workers and Threaten Competitiveness,”...
  • NRA Determined To Pass S.1806

    02/26/2004 4:26:13 PM PST · by Mike Haas · 13 replies · 300+ views
    NRA Members' Councils of California ^ | 10/26/2004 | H. Paul Payne
    NRA Members' Councils of California Please Distribute Widely To All Gun Owners/Groups ----------------------------------- NRA MEMBERS' COUNCILS OF CALIFORNIA02/26/2004 ----------------------------------- NRA Determined To Pass S.1805 The following is a message from H. Paul Payne, NRA Liaison to the Executive Vice President (Wayne LaPierre) and Program Administrator for the NRA Members' Councils of California: ----------------------------------- I have spoken to our NRA Leadership in NRA-HQ and am assured that, contrary to some rumors on the Internet, the NRA is determined to pass S.1805 (the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act") without an extension of the Clinton (so-called Assault Weapon) Gun Ban...
  • Appeals court throws out Detroit, Wayne County lawsuits against gun dealers and manufacturers

    08/08/2003 9:46:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 08/08/03 | DAWSON BELL
    <p>A lawsuit filed by Detroit and Wayne County government against what they claimed were irresponsible gun dealers and manufacturers has been thrown out by the Michigan Court of Appeals.</p> <p>In a decision released today, a unanimous, three-judge panel of the court found that legislation enacted in 2000 to bar such suits applied to the action filed amidst great fanfare by former Mayor Dennis Archer and County Prosecutor John O'Hair in 1999.</p>
  • Lawmakers Debate Shifting Tax Break to Multinationals or Domestic Manufacturers

    07/08/2003 6:17:33 PM PDT · by greydog · 2 replies · 107+ views
    AP via TBO.com ^ | Jul 8, 2003 | By Mary Dalrymple
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Looking to rewrite an annual $5 billion corporate tax break declared illegal in international trade courts, lawmakers are divided whether to redirect the tax benefits to shore up domestic manufacturers or to simplify tax rules for U.S. companies with overseas operations. Corporations are lining up on both sides, arguing that the competitiveness of American business is at stake. Congress must chose a course this year or risk having $4 billion in sanctions imposed by the European Union on U.S. exports to EU member states. John Veroneau, general counsel for the U.S. Trade Representative, told a Senate committee...
  • PEDAL TO THE METAL (COMPANIES PRODUCING RESPIRATOR EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO BATTLE SARS)

    05/23/2003 10:35:22 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies · 211+ views
    Smart Money.com ^ | 05 May 2003 | Jack Hough
    The Rationale Investors too often ignore sales, and we're not talking about the kind that fill your freezer with $3.99 a pound shell steaks. We mean revenues, as in the top line. These days everyone seems fixated on the consensus earnings estimate, and more specifically whether a company meets it, beats it or falls short. And rightly so. After all, earnings usually drive share prices. But sales are worth a look as well, for a couple of important reasons. First, sales ? and not earnings ? typically signal growth early on in two types of companies: those that are young...
  • American Clothing Manufacturers

    05/06/2003 2:06:55 PM PDT · by JustAnAmerican · 9 replies · 502+ views
    05/06/2003 | JustAnAmerican
    I am in the midst of a project, and am finding out the hard way that American Clothing Manufacturers are few and far in-between. I am looking for Manufacturer's that handle things such as Shirts,T-Shirts, Pants, Sweats, Caps ETC. that are Made and assembled in the USA. Preferably not UNION, if for no other reason than I do not want to pay the X2 price just so some over paid, non-working type gets a $30.00 per hour salary.Anyone out there with any suggestions?
  • Lawsuits against gun firms losing ground

    09/01/2002 4:10:18 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 11 replies · 945+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE ^ | September 1, 2002 | Fox Butterfield
    A spate of government litigation against the nation's gun companies has been stifled in 30 states, which have passed laws granting the industry immunity from civil lawsuits. Those laws have been enacted since 1998, when New Orleans became the first of almost three dozen cities and counties to file suits against gun manufacturers and dealers, accusing them of being public nuisances and seeking huge damage awards in a campaign similar to that waged against the tobacco industry. The gun companies have won the aid of state legislatures to turn back the legal assault. Already, civil suits against the industry by...