Weekly Wrap Up for August 3rd, 2018

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Host Lew Weiss welcomes Tim Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee with an unprecedented look inside look at the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business for July 2018. Don’t miss this live report for a deep dive into the report and a close look at the latest developments through the world of manufacturing.

Here Are This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

Harley-Davidson LiveWireHarley-Davidson Unveils Its First Production Electric Motorcycles

In a move directly aimed at expanding their market and boosting slumping sales, Harley-Davidson has announced radical changes in their product line including an all-electric sport bike. The announcement of the new electric bikes comes on the heels of Harley-Davidson’s announcement of their investment in electric motorcycle company Alta Motors. (Read More)

tariff backlashBacklash for US Companies Seeking Tariff Waivers

Tube Forgings of America needs carbon steel tubing. The most cost-effective and consistent source for years has been China. With the tariffs placed on steel imports, China is no longer an option. Jay Zidell, president of Tube Forgings of America has filed 54 exclusion requests with the Department of Commerce looking for relief from President Trump’s tariffs on steel imports. U.S. Steel has objected 38 of them. (Read More)

WorkeleteApp Aims To Reduce Workplace Injuries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 64% of workplace injuries are related to musculoskeletal injuries such as back, shoulder and knee injuries. These are they types of injuries associated with lifting or moving heavy objects. The worker compensation for these injuries is a staggering $61 billion annually. As the saying goes, “There’s an app for that.” (Read More)

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