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Manufacturing Outlook Blog

On August 25, Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies for the MAPI Foundation, will take MAPI members through the contours of what can only be described as an unstable global economic environment. Turbulent market swings never seem to end amidst a sluggish and uneven world... read more...
I recently traveled to Utah to speak at an NCI Building Systems commercial leadership meeting. NCI is a large manufacturer supplying the nonresidential construction industry; they are based in Houston and have executives on six MAPI councils. For this off-site meeting, they... read more...
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that total new orders for long-lasting (durable) goods rose by a strong 3.4% in June. Stripping out normally volatile transportation equipment demand, which rose by nearly 9%, orders increased by a more muted but nonetheless positive 0.8% after a... read more...
BY CONNOR HEES: Recently, experts spoke at the Brookings Institution about utilizing apprenticeships to train the manufacturing workforce. According to the OECD Jobs Review, “few countries have achieved strong employer engagement without an equally strong apprenticeship system... read more...

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Council Spotlight

  • Kris Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Director: Krzysztof Bledowski, Ph.D.
    Next Meeting:
    09/10/2015 (All day) - 09/11/2015 (All day)
    Leading Topics:

    2013 “Wall of Debt” Refinancing Wave (impact on interest rates)
    Tax Relief on Foreign Earnings Repatriation
    China and India Cyclical Analysis
    European Crisis and Impact on U.S. Manufacturing