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  • 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 · 41 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...
  • Record RV sales nationwide boost Lane County-based Marathon Coach’s fortunes (75 jobs in Oregon)

    07/04/2018 12:37:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | July 3, 2018 | Elon Glucklich
    COBURG — After surviving the Great Recession by downsizing from 400 employees to fewer than 100, Marathon Coach is firmly back in growth mode. The Coburg-based luxury RV manufacturer plans to build at least 20 new RVs this year, nearly twice as many as it made four years ago and after a few years in the depths of the Great Recession when it built just three or four a year. Even 20 vehicles might seem a low volume. But given that these are ultra-luxury items that retail for up to $2 million apiece, each unit takes months to produce. Marathon...
  • What Happened?

    07/03/2018 9:50:19 AM PDT · by Bigbrown · 44 replies
    Just curious, when I grew up (70’s) I remember one of our neighbors father was a union man. He had bumper stickers all over his vehicles in signs in front of his house to buy American products. What happened to that thought of we should look at American manufacturers before other countries. At that time, it was that everything we were importing was made in Japan. Where is the union out rage about not supporting American companies and buyIng American products?
  • MFG Aberdeen plant hiring again to support new wind blade order (60 jobs in South Dakota)

    07/02/2018 7:50:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KSFY-TV ^ | July 2, 2018
    ABERDEEN, S.D. (KSFY) - Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) in Aberdeen announced Monday it will create about 60 more jobs after a substantial new order for wind turbine blades was confirmed. The company said the new order is part of a long-term agreement. “This new order is very good news for our teammates, the Aberdeen economy and MFG," Senior Vice President David Giovannini said in a press release. "In the context of challenging conditions in the wind energy market, we are very pleased with this win.” Back in early December, MFG announced plant would shutdown in February due to changes...
  • Another US motorcycle company considering moving production overseas

    06/30/2018 2:44:34 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/18 | Ma Greenwood
    Minnesota-based Polaris acknowledged on Friday that it is considering moving some production of its Indian Motorcycles overseas amid concerns over new tariffs from Europe. A spokeswoman for the company told The Associated Press that it could move some of its production to Poland from Iowa, but noted that "nothing is definitive." "We're looking at a range of mitigation plans," the spokeswoman, Jess Rogers, told the AP. Polaris did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.
  • Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

    06/30/2018 1:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Purdue University ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jeffrey Youngblood
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Advanced barrier coatings, which help to protect grocery items such as foods and beverages, are growing by as much as 45 percent each year. The Purdue team, led by Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering, created a new manufacturing process using cellulose nanocrystals as advanced barrier coatings for food...
  • Indian Motorcycle Tweets Video of American Manufacturing Amidst Harley-Davidson Drama

    06/30/2018 12:20:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 28, 2018 | Eric Brandt
    <p>The video below shows factory workers proudly doing their jobs at the Osceola, Wisconsin engine assembly plant. The plant recently built its 100,000th Indian Motorcycle engine and one worker expresses the “pride, craftsmanship, and honor” that goes into building every engine. Along with some testimonials, we get some cool footage of Indian bikes in action.</p>
  • LG to Build New 500MW Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in Alabama (160 full-time jobs)

    06/30/2018 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Greentech Media ^ | June 27, 2018 | Julia Pyper
    LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. presence with a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The South Korean technology giant will invest $28 million to set up the factory that's expected to create 160 new full-time jobs. LG will add two production lines at its 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The solar module plant will bring LG's total employment in the Southern city to more than 400 workers. Starting in early 2019, the new manufacturing plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of solar modules per year. LG joins a...
  • Current Manufacturing Facilities of Harley-Davidson: US, Brazil, India, Thailand

    06/25/2018 10:27:07 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    MANUFACTURING USA, Missouri, Kansas City – Vehicle and Powertrain Operations. Tour information > USA, Pennsylvania, York – Vehicle Operations. Tour information > USA, Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls – Powertrain Operations. Tour information > USA, Wisconsin, Tomahawk – Tomahawk Operations Australia, Adelaide – New Castalloy Brazil, Manaus –Harley-Davidson do Brasil Ltda Assembly Plant India, Bawal – Harley-Davidson India Bawal Assembly Plant Thailand, Rayong – Thailand Sales Office and Assembly Plant
  • Harley-Davidson will move some production out of US after retaliatory tariffs

    06/25/2018 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/25/18
    The company is shifting some production of motorcycles for European customers out of the United States to avoid EU retaliatory tariffs. Harley-Davidson's move is some of the most direct evidence yet that tit-for-tat trade fights between the United States and other countries have consequences for American companies. Harley-Davidson said it stood to lose as much as $100 million a year. "Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the company's preference, but represents the only sustainable option," it said in a regulatory filing on Monday. Harley-Davidson's (HOG) stock tumbled 6%.
  • Construction at LG Electronics on schedule to begin production this fall (600 jobs in Tennessee)

    06/23/2018 3:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WKFN-FM ^ | June 23, 2018 | Staff
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Construction work is on schedule for the LG Electronic appliance plant to begin production this fall. The $250 million dollar plant, is the South Korean appliance maker’s first washing machine plant in the United States and will employee 600 workers in its first phase. According the Clarksville Montgomery County Industrial development Board, the plant will be operational by October and hiring is now underway. Jobs are posted at
  • Steel maker JSW to build new plant, invest $500M [In Ohio] after Trump tariffs [$500M In Texas]

    06/23/2018 4:27:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published June 21, 2018 | Henry Fernandez
    Trump tariffs drive $500M investment in a new Ohio steel plant JSW Steel USA CEO John Hritz says the company is investing $500M to build a steel plant in Ohio instead of India during a First on FOX Business interview with Edward Lawrence. A major investment is kickstarting America’s steel industry. JSW Steel USA plans to invest $500 million to build a new factory in the U.S. Combined with a previous announcement that JSW will modernize an existing plant, the Indian-owned company is making a total investment of $1 billion after President Trump’s tax reform and tariffs on imported steel.
  • Chevy Blazer is coming back -- and it'll be made in Mexico

    06/22/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/22/2018
    Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico. "This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country," stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. "GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is...
  • Boom: Over 95% of manufacturers bullish on future, ‘record optimism’ (bad news for Democrats)

    06/20/2018 7:20:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2018 10:02 AM | Paul Bedard
    In a stunning turnaround sparked by the improving economy and last December’s tax cuts, over 95 percent of manufacturers have turned bullish about their future, an all-time record. A new survey from the National Association of Manufacturers found that 95.1 percent of manufacturers have a “positive outlook for their companies.” That is the highest outlook number in the 20-year history of the group’s Outlook Survey. The report, said the group, comes on the six-month anniversary of passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and amid reports that manufacturers are increasing wages, hiring, and capital investments. “This record optimism is...
  • FBI Employee: ‘Trump’s Supporters Are All Poor, Uneducated, Lazy POS’

    06/14/2018 7:46:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”