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  • Team Trump Should Serve American Manufacturing A Big 'MAC'

    09/11/2018 4:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 11, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    As a candidate for president, Donald Trump made protecting and strengthening American manufacturing a cornerstone of his campaign. Under his watch, the United States added 138,000 manufacturing jobs last year and that number continues to rise. There is something else he can do now to protect American manufacturing and foster job growth: keep the mobile air conditioning credits that are part of the EPA’s auto emission standards program. One of the ways the United States protects its status as global leader in the automotive industry is through the Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) credit system that is part of the EPA’s...
  • Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won’t make hatchback in US [the Focus Active]

    09/09/2018 8:42:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 09, 2018 4:59 PM EDT | Paul Wiseman
    Ford won’t be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump’s claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing Trump’s new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America. Trump took to Twitter Sunday to declare victory and write: “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!” But in a statement Sunday, Ford said “it would not be...
  • ShayoNano USA Selects Chester, South Carolina, for Manufacturing Plant (40 jobs)

    09/08/2018 6:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 7, 2018 | Staff
    ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County, South Carolina. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. The company is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve the profitability and performance of a variety of products. The company harnesses its unique, patented technology to support a range of uses, including paints and coatings, fire retardants, nanocomposites and more. Located at 564 Ecology Lane in Chester, ShayoNano’s new, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is projected to start...
  • Trump tells Apple to make products in U.S. to avoid China tariffs

    09/08/2018 3:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2018 | Christopher Bing
    U.S. President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including its Watch, but it did not mention the iPhone. Trump, speaking on Friday aboard Air Force One, said the administration had tariffs planned for an additional $267 billion worth of Chinese goods. Trump tweeted that “Apple prices may increase because of the massive Tariffs we may be imposing on...
  • Proposed [items hit by tariffs] Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China's Acts...,

    08/31/2018 5:55:05 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 2 replies
    U.S. Gov. ^ | 7-16-18 | Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR)
    On June 20, 2018 (83 FR 28710), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) provided notice of an initial action in the Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The initial action was the imposition of an additional 25 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion, effective July 6, 2018. The proposed modification is to maintain the original $34 billion action and the proposed $16 billion action, and to take further action in the form of...
  • Other U.S. cities are catching up to DFW's manufacturing performance

    08/31/2018 6:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | August 6, 2018 | Evan Hoopfer
    Dallas-Fort Worth added 5,800 manufacturing jobs in June. This represents a 2.1-percent employment increase from June 2017 to June 2018. While that rate is among the best in the nation, it's down from six months ago when the Dallas Business Journal examined the manufacturing sectors of the country's 15 largest metropolitan areas. Here's how many manufacturing jobs were added during the June 2017 to June 2018 time frame. For a more in-depth look at each metro area, click through the slideshow above. The 5,800 jobs added ranks No. 4 among the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., and the...
  • Eriez Reports Sales Increases, Hiring Surge (Erie, Pennsylvania)

    08/31/2018 2:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Advanced Manufacturing ^ | August 29, 2018 | Press release
    Separation technologies manufacturer Eriez (Erie, PA) reports increased sales growth in most product and industry categories so far this year. President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth noted that bookings are up by as much as 35 percent from 2017 on a month-to-month comparison. “Mining and recycling markets are bouncing back strongly, while products such as metal detectors continue to grow each year,” he explained. Many other products the company manufactures for plastics, food, rubber, textile, and aggregate industries are experiencing higher demand. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment have...
  • Doyle Manufacturing hiring skilled workers, says the industry is in need (25 jobs in Illinois)

    08/28/2018 4:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WGEM-TV ^ | August 24, 2018 | Brett Knese
    If you or someone you know is looking for work, there's an opportunity opening up in the Tri-States. A local manufacturer is adding a couple dozen head of household jobs. These are skilled positions which the business said the industry is lacking right now. For Chad Sommer, a manufacturing job gives him stability and room to grow professionally. In just three years he's worked his way up to a lead supervisor position. "I just happened to stop by the office and ask if they were hiring. That's how it came about. They said yes they are. I filled out the...
  • With 'i-house,' manufactured housing goes chic

    08/17/2018 5:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Duncan Mansfield and the Associated Press
    From its bamboo floors to its rooftop deck, Clayton Homes' new industrial-chic "i-house" is about as far removed from a mobile home as an iPod from a record player. Architects at the country's largest manufactured home company embraced the basic rectangular form of what began as housing on wheels and gave it a postmodern turn with a distinctive v-shaped roofline, energy efficiency and luxury appointments. Stylistically, the "i-house" might be more at home in the pages of a cutting-edge architectural magazine like Dwell— an inspirational source — than among the Cape Cods and ranchers in the suburbs. The layout of...
  • Trump fires up the charm with Downstate steel workers: ‘I could be one of you’

    07/28/2018 6:57:36 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 28, 2018 | Neil Steinberg
    “We need steel,” he said. “We need steel plants. And to see an old, big monster plant like this re-opening — that is an honor. I look at the faces of you people; I could be one of you. I like you guys. I could be one of you.” That struck me as either sincere or an amazing facsimile. The workers, for their part, couldn’t give him a standing ovation because they never sat down. I left the hall thinking: Donald Trump is going to be re-elected in 2020. The Democrats don’t have anyone who can touch him. Bank on...
  • Top Trump official tells Republicans to expect blockbuster GDP number Friday

    07/26/2018 4:31:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Top Trump official tells Republicans to expect blockbuster GDP number Friday By Alexander Bolton - 07/26/18 06:54 PM EDT The Trump administration is telling Republican lawmakers to expect blockbuster economic figures Friday morning when the Commerce Department releases data on U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter. Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, told Republican senators in a private meeting Wednesday that GDP for April through June is expected to be high enough to ensure the nation will see its first year of annualized 3 percent growth since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, according...
  • Trump hails Illinois steel mill as an economic success story (excellent vid at story)

    07/26/2018 6:24:40 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 18 replies ^ | Jul 26, 2018 6:24 PM EDT | Stephanie Baumer
    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success story after he slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum last spring. On Wednesday, he and European leaders agreed to open talks on trade, a decision he called a breakthrough. "America never surrenders," Trump said in an address to workers at the company's steel coil warehouse in Granite City. "We don't wave the white...
  • Steel Worker Cries Talking About Donald Trump at Reopened Granite City, US Steel Plant

    07/26/2018 6:54:11 PM PDT · by Revel · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 07/26/18 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump traveled to Granite City, Illinois to speak to steelworkers at the US Steel plant that reopened this year. Since President Trump enacted tariffs on foreign steel imports U.S. Steel has decided to restart both furnaces, meaning the return of 800 jobs. This afternoon local KSDK reporter spoke with one of the steelworkers at the Granite City plant. The man says he is a third generation steelworker and was out of work for two-and-a-half years. He then cries as he talks about President Trump and the life he has brought back to this eastern Illinois community. US Steel Worker:...
  • Trump visits Granite City Thursday, home to reopened U.S. Steel mill (Illinois)

    07/22/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 22, 2018 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump is making his first visit to Illinois since becoming president, making a stop in Granite City on Thursday where he is expected to tout the reopening of a U.S. Steel Corp. mill. The White House announced Sunday night Trump will swing through Granite City, in southern Illinois near St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday. The Trump administration has been highlighting U.S. Steel’s Granite City mill as a trade war success story even as the tariffs have sparked concerns in other sectors, with alarms sounded by Illinois farmers whose main crop is soybeans. The visit will have...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing Apprenticeship Programs with U.S. Companies for...

    07/19/2018 5:36:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/19/18 | Melanie Arter
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday establishing a workforce initiative to establish apprenticeships with U.S. companies and on-the-job training for American workers. “I will be signing an executive order to establish the National Council for the American Worker. That's a first. This Council will be made up of top officials across the government. We're also establishing an outside advisory board of industry leaders and experts, which we will announce in the coming weeks, very shortly. A lot of people want to be on that board very badly. I have some great people going on that board,” he said....
  • America’s Factory Towns, Once Solidly Blue, Are Now a GOP Haven

    07/19/2018 8:52:52 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/19/2018 | Bob Davis and Dante Chinni
    The Republican Party has become the party of blue-collar America. After the 1992 election, 15 of the 20 most manufacturing-intensive Congressional districts in America were represented by Democrats. Today, all 20 are held by Republicans.
  • China Is the Automotive Alternate Universe

    07/10/2018 3:00:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 4, 2018 | Bradley Berman
    A state-controlled economy is forcing the world's largest car market to embrace electric car solutions, and fast. Here's what China can tell us about the automotive future. I clung for life to my translator as we spun in circles through shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, trying to take in the sheer madness of the Beijing Motor Show. An American can catch a few familiar sights; there’s a Chevy Volt, but branded as the Buick Velite 5 in China, a place where Buick remains a premium brand. I spy a Toyota Camry, but here it’s called a “Levin” and is a plug-in hybrid. Mostly,...
  • What the Tariff Battle Means for Auto Plants in South Carolina

    07/10/2018 6:33:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 10, 2018 | William Boston
    BERLIN—President Donald Trump’s trade battle with China is threatening the U.S.’s growing role as an auto exporter. In recent years, BMW AG BMW, Daimler AG DMLRY and China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding’s Volvo Cars have invested billions to expand U.S. factory production with the goal of exporting a significant number of vehicles to China and other markets world-wide. But the tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S.-China trade could prompt the manufacturers to rethink that strategy. On Friday, China raised to 40% its tariff on auto imports from the U.S. as part of a broader retaliation against the Trump administration’s move to impose duties...
  • U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Up 36,000 in June; 362,000 Under Trump

    07/07/2018 12:38:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    CNS ^ | July 6, 2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 36,000 last month, climbing from 12,677,000 in May to 12,713,000 in June, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December 2016, the month before President Donald Trump took office, there were 12,351,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. Since then, U.S. manufacturing jobs have increased by 362,000. “Manufacturing added 36,000 jobs in June,” said the BLS summary of the employment situation for the month. “Durable goods manufacturing accounted for nearly all of the increase, including job gains in fabricated metal products (+7,000), computer and electronic...
  • US manufacturing sector booms despite trade war fears

    07/06/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 06, 2018 | Joe Williams
    The manufacturing sector added 36,000 jobs in June, the most in so far this year, even as fears grow that President Trump's trade war with China, Europe, and other nations could undermine those gains. The Trump administration on Friday imposed new tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. The Office of the United States Trade Representative is considering an additional $14 billion and Trump has threatened to increase that amount by as much as $500 billion. China has pledged to impose dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs. The country's Ministry of Commerce on Friday said the new duties violate World Trade Organization...