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August,  2006

Ontario Creates Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy
Economic Development and Trade Minister Joseph Cordiano has announced a new $500 million repayable loan program. Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy will work with industry partners to develop and put in place leading technologies (...)
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As Detroit Slashes Car Jobs, Southern Towns Pick Up Slack
Long-time industrial strongholds such as Michigan are losing manufacturing jobs as the U.S.’s auto industry struggles to compete. But massive job cuts by Detroit have overshadowed an important change in U.S. manufacturing. Asian and European aut (...)
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CEOs Fret Over America's Workforce
Is the American worker falling behind?  The chief executive officers of some of America's top companies seem to think so. Seven of them, including Pfizer's Hank McKinnell, Texas Instrument's Richard Templeton and Accenture's William Green, gather (...)
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Alabama's automotive industry shifts into high gear
While General Motors and Ford are laying off thousands of workers and closing dozens of plants, the automotive industry in Alabama is expanding.   In addition to a thriving industry, foreign carmakers Hyundai and Honda, which have manufacturing (...)
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The Future Success Of (U.S.) Small and Medium Manufacturers
Challenges and Policy Issues.Free NAM report profiles landscape for small and midsize U.S. manufacturers.A new, freely available 60-page report underscoring the important role small and mids (...)
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Michigan’s Minimum Wage is increasing on October 1
As a follow-up to our advising you earlier this month about the pending legislation, we can report that today Governor Jennifer Granholm signed into law an amendment to Michigan's Minimum Wage Law which will increase the state minimum wage to $7.4 (...)
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2005 Skills Gap Report – A Survey of the American Manufacturing Workforce
In coordination with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Manufacturing Institute/Center for Workforce Success, Deloitte Consulting LLP on November 22, 2005, launched The Skills Gap 2005 – A Survey of the American Manufacturin (...)
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U.S. State & Local Incentives
In our discussions with public officials over the years, the question often arises as to the real impact that incentives have upon site selection decision-making. The question is most often phrased as, Is an economic incentives package really the (...)
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Foreign automakers are gaining on the domestics
Analyst sees GM, Ford shrinking.Foreign companies could match Detroit automakers in U.S. auto sales within five years if current trends continue, industry experts said Wednesday at a conference sponsored by the Det (...)
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Michigan Profile: Tooling Industry
IntroductionThe tooling industry is the foundation of the manufacturing economy.   Virtually all manufactured parts are formed with tools, dies or molds.  Thus, companies that produce them take on significance to the econ (...)
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Wake-Up Call: America’s Losing Its Intellectual Capital
David Heenan, author of a new book on talent leaving the United States, says that there is an exodus of America’s best and brightest.”America is on the brink of a brain drain.The land to which people imm (...)
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Midwest-based CEOs remain cautious on China strategies
Forget about rolling back the clock on the rise of low-cost manufacturing in China and other regions, concurred a panel of CEOs of Midwest-based manufacturers in early May. Globalization, say panel members, is here to stay, as reflected in their o (...)
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Foreign “Transplants” and the U.S. Auto Industry
The trend of foreign auto plants (called transplants”) locating in the United States started in the 1980s and continues today. The trend is typified by transplants locating their auto parts manufacturing and assembly plants in the South and Mid- (...)
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U.S. Aftermarket Sales Grew to $267 Billion in 2005: AAIA
According to the 2006/2007 Aftermarket Factbook recently published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), U.S. motor vehicle aftermarket sales grew by 5% in 2005, to $267.6 billion, the largest increase since 2000.The me (...)
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Vacation Deprivation Among American Workers is at an All Time High
One third of Americans do not always take all of their vacation days, despite more than one-third (36 percent) reporting that they feel better about their job and more productive upon returning from vacation."Vacation deprivation in Am (...)
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Americans and Germans: “Do What It Takes” vs. “Make No Mistakes”
How cultural differences between Germans and Americans affect the decision making and problem solving process in engineering and project development – two strategic functions for global success. Why aren't they moving forward?” and How (...)
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