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Senate Hearing On Tax Reform Highlights Need For Lower Rates To Make America Competitive

"Our outdated tax code is a drag on the economy and stands in the way of job creation." The post Senate Hearing On Tax Reform Highlights Need For Lower Rates To Make America Competitive appeared first on Shopfloor.

Toyota Put Its Manufacturing Skills To Work – And Cut Infections In Pediatric Hospitals By 75%

"Oh, my gosh. We never thought of that." The post Toyota Put Its Manufacturing Skills To Work – And Cut Infections In Pediatric Hospitals By 75% appeared first on Shopfloor.

Housing Starts Declined in August but Single-Family and Permits Remained Encouraging

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts declined 0.8 percent in August. New residential construction edged down from 1,190,000 units... The post Housing Starts Declined in August but Single-Family and Permits Remained Encouraging appeared first on Shopfloor.

Retail Sales Were Soft in August, up Modestly over the Past Year

Retail spending was down 0.2 percent in August, according to the Census Bureau, and it is likely that Hurricane Harvey might have negatively impacted those figures. Weather aside, retail sales... The post Retail Sales Were Soft in August, up Modestly over the Past Year appeared first on Shopfloor.

New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Growth Remained Strong in September

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey continued to reflect strong growth in the sector in September. The composite index of general business conditions remained highly elevated despite easing from 25.2 in... The post New York Fed: Manufacturing Activity Growth Remained Strong in September appeared first on Shopfloor.

Manufacturing Production Disappointed in August

The Federal Reserve said that manufacturing production fell 0.3 percent in August, pulling back from being flat in July and declining for the first time since May. We have seen... The post Manufacturing Production Disappointed in August appeared first on Shopfloor.

Consumer Prices Picked Up at Fastest Monthly Rate since January, Remain Modest Overall

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in August, the fastest monthly rate since January. The uptick stemmed largely from higher energy costs, which... The post Consumer Prices Picked Up at Fastest Monthly Rate since January, Remain Modest Overall appeared first on Shopfloor.

Producer Prices Rose by 0.2% in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services rose by 0.2 percent in August, bouncing back from a decline of 0.1 percent in... The post Producer Prices Rose by 0.2% in August appeared first on Shopfloor.

NFIB: August Small Business Optimism Index Rose to its Highest Level in Six Months

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said that the Small Business Optimism Index edged up from 105.2 in July to 105.3 in August, its highest level since February. The... The post NFIB: August Small Business Optimism Index Rose to its Highest Level in Six Months appeared first on Shopfloor.

Total Manufacturing Hires in July was Highest since the Great Recession

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said total manufacturing hires in July was the highest since December 2007, the first official month of the Great Recession. The sector hired 341,000 workers... The post Total Manufacturing Hires in July was Highest since the Great Recession appeared first on Shopfloor.

Manufacturers Taking Innovative Risks Leads to Rewards for All

Innovation in manufacturing requires investment. People, research, facilities, and advanced technology are all key components that contribute to the next great breakthrough in products and processes. Manufacturers from every sector... The post Manufacturers Taking Innovative Risks Leads to Rewards for All appeared first on Shopfloor.

More to Offer: Manufacturing Careers

As more and more Americans are losing faith in the value of a four-year degree after grappling with mounting student loan debt and unclear job prospects, manufacturers have the opportunity... The post More to Offer: Manufacturing Careers appeared first on Shopfloor.

Senate returns with bipartisan health care reform on the agenda

The Senate returned from its August recess and health care concerns continues to loom. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee kicked off a series of hearings exploring... The post Senate returns with bipartisan health care reform on the agenda appeared first on Shopfloor.

Women in Manufacturing’s Impact: Yesterday, Today and The Future

As I think about iconic manufacturing women in history, I think about how much we have accomplished and how much potential we have to grow. Some of the greatest inventors,... The post Women in Manufacturing’s Impact: Yesterday, Today and The Future appeared first on Shopfloor.

NAM CEO Jay Timmons Discusses Tax Reform on CNBC

Click Here to Watch Timmons on Tax Reform TIMMONS: Look, I think that Congress can walk and chew gum at the same time. I think they can move both of... The post NAM CEO Jay Timmons Discusses Tax Reform on CNBC appeared first on Shopfloor.

Among the Many Texans Helping Their Neighbors, NAM Staffer Steps Up

'Even when high waters meant she couldn’t leave her own neighborhood, she was...' The post Among the Many Texans Helping Their Neighbors, NAM Staffer Steps Up appeared first on Shopfloor.

Timmons: Time for Congress to Step Up on Immigration Reform

Timmons: Time for Congress to Step Up on Immigration Reform Washington, D.C., September 5, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on... The post Timmons: Time for Congress to Step Up on Immigration Reform appeared first on Shopfloor.

NAM and Pfizer Prescribe New Campaign to Close the ‘Skills Gap’

FOR IMMEDIATE                                                        ... The post NAM and Pfizer Prescribe New Campaign to Close the ‘Skills Gap’ appeared first on Shopfloor.

ISM: Manufacturing Activity Expanded at a Six-Year High in August

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said that manufacturing activity expanded robustly in August, expanding at its fastest pace since April 2011. The ISM Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased... The post ISM: Manufacturing Activity Expanded at a Six-Year High in August appeared first on Shopfloor.

3 Reasons Why Tax Reform Will Help America’s Manufacturing Workers

'More than 6.5 million more jobs over a decade.' The post 3 Reasons Why Tax Reform Will Help America’s Manufacturing Workers appeared first on Shopfloor.

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