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ALERT Senate Armed Services Committee wants to weaken Buy American Act rules McCain proposes end to long-held domestic sourcing protections that require the Defense Department to rely on American-made suppliers for certain products deemed critical to national security.
Mexican Auto Industry Association rejects U.S. proposals to increase North American content for autos produced in region This comes after a new NAFTA deal thar requires half of all content come from the United States. Currently only 62.5% of materials must be from North America to enter the marketplace tariff-free.
After 112 years Cone Mill Denim Closing Greensboro plant The plant that put the jeans in Jeansboro will end its run on December 31st. The announcement came Wednesday and means pink slips for about 200 people and a void in the city's manufacturing tradition.
Can NAFTA renegotiations help revitalize rural America? Since NAFTA passed, American grocery stores and dinner plates have been flooded with beef from Canada, Mexico and elsewhere severely impacting the American beef industry. Reinstating Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL can benefit U.S. cattle producers.
USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S. for Consumption Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption.
China to Open Robot Factory in Arkansas to Make Made in America Shirts Sometime in 2018 China will open the largest Sew Bot Factory in Arkansas and begin making shirts at a cost of only thirty-three cents each. While these shirts may have the Made in America label they will not be made by an American owned company.
Dell Fires 3000 US Employees, Requests 5000 Visas For Foreign Workers The ink was barely dry on Dell’s acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal ever, valued at $67 billion when it was announced in October last year – and already the layoff rumors are oozing from the woodwork.
Short on workers manufacturers ramp up recruiting efforts Tours at CMI and 19 local plants were part of National Manufacturing Day in Greenville and a push to get young people exposed to and excited about careers in advanced manufacturing. A sector that pays high wages but needs highly skilled workers.
19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001. About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation. Read more here.
U.S. Clothing Production in China Is Slipping The good news is that far fewer clothes were imported from China in 2016 than 2015. The bad news is that companies are now looking to even lower-wage countries to produce their clothing.