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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Christmas gift came early this year in the form of President Obama’s reelection. His victory paved the way for more stringent industrial environmental policies, and EPA’s eagerness to impose them means it will most likely be a “December to Remember” for the manufacturing industry.
Major issues still need to be addressed, but presuming the United States gets its fiscal house in some semblance of order, the U.S. economy could be in a transition from sluggish growth to a longer period of moderate growth, according to a new report.
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The campaigning and election are (at long last) over; the electorate has spoken. Time for President Obama to turn his full attention to the economic recovery, and more specifically to helping build a stronger, more dynamic American manufacturing base. The pro-manufacturing initiatives of his first term—and there were actually quite a few, including creating an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a manufacturing skills certification system in community colleges, and a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—were sensible, but they were baby steps.
The November 16 BLS release for Business Employment Dynamics sadly estimates that the number of manufacturing plants continues to decline. In the first quarter of 2012, 2.6 percent of manufacturing plants opened (8,000 plants) and 3.3 percent of manufacturing plants closed (10,000 plants).
The 9th Edition of the Facts About Modern Manufacturing, a collaboration between the Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), is now av
Even compared to the difficult weather events of recent years, Hurricane Sandy was especially cruel. The powerful hybrid mega-storm resulted from a confluence of factors so odd that the many victims in the heavily populated northeast must have wondered what they’ve done to deserve such a fate.
The campaigning and election are (at long last) over; the electorate has spoken. Time for President Obama to turn his full attention to the economic recovery, and more specifically to helping build a stronger, more dynamic American manufacturing base.