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One Advanced Industries Super-Sector

For the last couple years, I have been reporting on changes and challenges impacting the manufacturing sector. New technologies are changing the shape

Manufacturing Watch: Index Reflects Slump in Activity

We’ve seen a trend recently indicating a slowdown in manufacturing activity. In a recent report, The Private Bank reported that an index of U.S.

The Results Are In: Schneider Downs Manufacturers Economic Survey Report

Late last year, Schneider Downs conducted its 2014 Manufacturers’ Economic Survey to assess the state of the manufacturing industry and to gain insight

Next-Shoring: The Next Big Thing

First there was off-shoring (moving a production to emerging markets to take advantage of low-cost labor). Then there was re-shoring (returning production

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Top Three Trends for Manufacturing in 2015

2015 Manufacturing Trend #1: "Re-shoring" Manufacturing Operations “Re-shoring” manufacturing operations will continue to be a trend

IRS Issues Transition Relief for Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for 2014

On February 19, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-13, which provides transition relief for employers that are claiming the Work

Tax Extenders Impact on the Manufacturing Industry

After months of speculation and delay on the "tax extenders" legislation, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771) was signed into law

Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturers - EPA Proposed Regulation

On December 18, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Brick and Structural

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