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Weekly Wrap Up for December 22nd, 2017

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the nomination vote on Rep. Scott Garrett, President Trump’s choice to head the Export-Import Bank, the Summer Manufacturing Camps for 4th-8th graders hosted by his office, and a key solution to the skills gap by focusing on Women And Manufacturing. Here are Some of This Week's Top Stories in Manufacturing Ma...

U.S. Upholds Tariffs on Bombardier’s Newest Passenger Jets

The U.S. Commerce Department yesterday (12/20/17) finalized duties on nearly 300% for Bombardier passenger jets. This move is a major win for the U.S. aerospace manufacturer Boeing, which had initially filed the complaint against its Canadian counterpart. Ultimately, the decision will escalate the bitter trade rivalry currently in progress between the two aircraft manufacturers. This decision ...

The Tax Bill Passes: What Will It Mean For Manufacturing and The Workforce?

The recent tax bill just passed through the House and Senate and has the American public wondering how this will affect their lives and businesses. With a host of factors at play, the true impact of the legislation will come into focus over time but there is some speculation of what this will mean for the United States manufacturing industry. It is no secret that manufacturers have been ...

Senate Committee Rejects Scott Garrett’s Nomination for Chairman of Ex-Im Bank

The Senate Banking Committee decided today that it will not accept Scott Garrett to be chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The former Congressman had previously been very critical of the agency, stating that it was merely “Corporate Welfare” and tried to shut it down. The vote came down to a 10-13 vote on Tuesday morning. Republican Senators Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Tim Scott ...

Manufacturers Listen Up: New Malware Aimed At SIS’s Pose Real-World Threats

The manufacturing industry has been thrust into the digital age and along with the benefits from modern technology, they’ve had to face the challenges the digital transformation brings with it as well. Cybersecurity is one of the challenges that these businesses fear the most. Once only able to do superficial damage or cause data loss, now cyber attacks can pose a physical threat to the ...

Top 4 Non-Tech Manufacturing Trends in 2018

In celebration of the approaching new year, let’s take a look at the non-technology trends that will follow the industry into 2018. Manufacturers are beginning to become much more modern, not only in terms of the technology they use but the way they view their business as a whole. From innovative ways to bridge the skills gap to a renewed sense of company culture, these businesses are taking ...

Weekly Wrap Up for December 15th, 2017

Michael Wildes, managing partner with Wildes and Weinberg P.C., a 3rd  generation immigration law firm that has  clients including First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and other talented artists, discusses DACA and our broken immigration system. ...

Finisar Next Investment for Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple awards another company funds from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. This time they’ve recognized Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation, job creation and American manufacturers. This will allow Finisar to significantly increase its R&D spending and high volume ...

Top 5 States for Manufacturing

The U.S. manufacturing industry has taken impressive strides forward in the past few years. Employment is picking up, the economy is recovering and the industry as a whole is becoming much more advanced. As U.S. manufacturing continues to improve, let’s take a look at these 5 great states doing their part to breathe new life into the now flourishing manufacturing industry. Georgia With ...

GE Breaks Their Own Turbine Efficiency Record

GE just broke the net efficiency record of its own gas turbine the HA, which was already widely heralded as the most efficient technology of its kind. Using new additive manufacturing methods, GE was able to beat the previous record which stood at 63.7% efficiency. The HA reached 64%, which was recently discovered under certain conditions at a test plant in Greenville, South Carolina. The company ...