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USA: "The Innovation Imperative in Manufacturing – How the U.S. Can Restore Its Edge" report

USA: "The Innovation Imperative in Manufacturing – How the U.S. Can Restore Its Edge" report. 19-page report by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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July,  2006


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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Employers and Hiring Practices Are Targets in Immigration Debate
Any immigration law that eventually emerges from Congress is likely to contain more employer responsibilities and sanctions.It’s anybody’s guess what the ultimate configuration of immigration reform will be once the political dust settl (...)
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Ontario Canada 2006: In Front of the Pack
If North American vehicle manufacturing were an auto race, the Canadian province of Ontario would be pulling out in front of the pack. Though the state of Michigan has for generations been seen as the car capital, Ontario’s auto industry has fai (...)
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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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ACE Rollout Update - Information You Should Know
For the past five years, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been focused on modernizing its technology for the processing of imports, and generally bringing legacy trade systems into the Internet era. A project this expensive (now into the (...)
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Globalization: foreign postings on the increase
Companies are sending more managers abroad than ever, but minimising their costs, reports The Economist. According to a recent survey by Mercer, the number of international transfers from headquarters has increased at 38% of firms over the past 2 (...)
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Driver shortage still gets attention
The driver shortage at U.S. trucking firms continues to be on the forefront of many supply chain managers’ minds. The American Trucking Associations says the current shortage is in the neighborhood of 20,000 and with many truckers preparing to r (...)
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Buyers: No end to high transportation costs
U.S. Government data through May shows that costs of transportation services have risen by almost 10% over the past year—with almost 7% coming from increased energy costs have been passed along to customers directly through surcharges. That may (...)
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Alabama industries booming
Alabama's industrial engine is really starting to hum, according to a report released Monday by a leading industrial analysis firm.The state has 193 active industrial projects worth a total of $3 billion, a 9-percent jump in project expendi (...)
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Auto Makers Find Their Sweet Home
Once known as the Pittsburgh of the South because of its strong ties to the steel industry, the Birmingham region's more diversified economy and growing auto sector is stoking demand for industrial properties.A burst of warehouse const (...)
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Future of autos is global
GM-Nissan-Renault idea raises questions for Ford.Could Ford Motor Co. end up as the last of the Detroit's Big Three left standing as a solely U.S.-based company?While the scope and likelihood of any future p (...)
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U.S. Manufacturing sector expands in June
The nation's manufacturing sector expanded in June, but at a slower pace than analysts expected. Raw materials prices eased a bit.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group based in Tempe, Ariz., said Monday that its manufacturing i (...)
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