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  • Boeing workers in South Carolina reject move to unionize

    02/15/2017 6:10:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2017 | Meg Kinnard & Emery P. Dalesio - AP
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. “We’re disappointed the workers at Boeing South Carolina will not yet have the opportunity to see all the benefits that come with union representation” said IAM lead organizer Mike Evans said in a statement. “But more than anything, we are disheartened they will have to continue to work under a system that suppresses wages, fosters inconsistency and awards only a chosen few.” The first round of voting began early Wednesday. A second round was set...
  • 'Made in the USA' is a tough promise for luxury brands to make

    02/14/2017 5:07:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 14, 2017 | Krystina Gustafson
    Standing in the lobby of New York City's Trump Tower last month, LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault told reporters that the Louis Vuitton brand will expand its manufacturing in the U.S., potentially setting up a factory in the Carolinas or Texas. Yet even as President Donald Trump pressures other businesses to ramp up their American-based production, experts agree that the "Made in the USA" movement is unlikely to take hold in the luxury sector anytime soon. Designer labels face several major headwinds when it comes to producing goods here, including inadequate infrastructure and a shortage of raw materials. "You've got so...
  • Italy Inc bets on expansion in the US (More jobs, more winning!)

    02/14/2017 4:14:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ItalyEurope24 ^ | February 15, 2017 | Marco Valsania
    The climate isn't the easiest. Economic uncertainty and political unknowns abound on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US with the new administration of Donald Trump and its protectionist and isolationist tone. And in Europe, rocked by Brexit and anxiously awaiting elections in nations that are key to the future the Union. But most of all for Italy Inc, whose companies are determinedly betting on their own excellence despite their often niche positions. Confronted with uncertainty, they must focus on attracting international investment and on expanding their presence in the US with acquisitions and growth on US soil. This...
  • Company bringing 130 jobs to Ridgeville (Company from India in South Carolina)

    02/11/2017 5:18:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive original equipment manufacturers, announced Thursday that it will be launching its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. By investing $50 million, the company is expecting to create 130 new jobs over the next five years....
  • Intel tells Trump it will spend $7 billion to open idle factory in Arizona (3,000 jobs)

    02/08/2017 12:14:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 8, 2017 | Mike Rogoway
    Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich used a surprise Oval Office appearance Wednesday to announce a $7 billion investment in an Arizona factory that has sat empty since construction wrapped up three years ago. The chipmaker said the factory, called Fab 42, will employ 3,000 when it opens in 2020 or 2021 - nearly a decade behind schedule. The news suggests Intel is making progress in deploying a new production technology, called extreme ultraviolet (EUV), which will enable smaller features on its microprocessors....
  • Why All Protectionists Are Essentially Luddites

    02/07/2017 4:56:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | January 24, 2017 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    It’s well-known among people who bother to learn the facts that U.S. manufacturing output continues to rise despite the reality that the number of Americans employed in jobs classified as being in the manufacturing sector peaked in June 1977 and has fallen, with very few interruptions, ever since.Nevertheless, some people – for example, the Economic Policy Institute’s Robert Scott – continue to insist that the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is largely due to increased American trade with non-Americans. Other studies find empirical evidence that labor-saving innovation rather than trade is overwhelmingly responsible for the loss of manufacturing...
  • U.S. Gained 5,000 Manufacturing Jobs in January, Lost 10,000 Government Jobs

    02/03/2017 7:17:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    CNS ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The United States gained 5,000 jobs in manufacturing in January while losing 10,000 in government, according to numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In December, jobs in government in the United States outnumbered jobs in manufacturing by 9,950,000. In January, the margin dropped to 9,935,000.
  • Harley-Davidson Workers Ride Into Washington to Meet Trump

    02/02/2017 5:15:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tom Schuba
    After a meeting in Milwaukee was abruptly canceled, President Donald Trump met Thursday with a group of Harley-Davidson employees, who arrived at the White House on a fleet of motorcycles. Trump was planning to meet Thursday with Harley-Davidson executives at a Milwaukee factory, but the company reportedly pulled out earlier this week, fearing protests. During Thursday’s meeting, Trump lauded Harley-Davidson as a "true American icon,” thanking the steel workers and machinists who traveled to Washington for the meeting. “In this administration our allegiance will be to the American workers and to American businesses, like Harley-Davidson,” Trump told reporters....
  • Trump's point man on trade: 'We envision a more Germany-style economy'

    01/31/2017 4:49:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 25, 2017 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    The administration of President Donald Trump wants manufacturing jobs to make up about a fifth of the American workforce, said Peter Navarro, tapped by Trump to lead the newly created National Trade Council. Navarro told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday that part of his job at the National Trade Council is matching the needs of industry with the skills of U.S. workers. "We envision a more Germany-style economy, where 20 percent of our workforce is in manufacturing," he said. "And we're not talking about banging tin in the back room." "We're talking about high technology across the board, whether it's...
  • Company to Invest $24M and Create 200 Jobs in Bartow County (Georgia)

    01/28/2017 1:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Coosa Valley News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development announced this week that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining metal products, will create 200 jobs and invest $24 million in a new facility in Bartow County. “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Hühoco Group’s First American Resources subsidiary to our community and the Cartersville family of industries. This wonderful company already knows that Georgia is a great place to do business, and we are proud that they have decided to make Cartersville their home. Their investment in our community is appreciated.” -Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini Hühoco currently operates a facility in Mableton,...
  • Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative to Be Joined by Musk, Fields, Immelt

    01/27/2017 9:22:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Street ^ | January 27, 2017 | Emily Stewart
    The White House announced a manufacturing jobs initiative on Friday joined by executives from Ford, Dow Chemical, U.S. Steel and others. Part of Trump's overall jobs creation agenda, the project will involve ongoing meetings between the president and business leaders to "share their experiences and gain their insights." According to a press release, Trump will call on the executives listed for perspectives on "how to best promote job growth and get Americans back to work again." Many of the executives listed as part of the initiative met with Trump on his first full day in office on Monday - Dow's...
  • Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox mocks Trump: He's a 'child'

    01/27/2017 5:53:00 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 0729 CST 27 JAN 17 | Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_Belvedere
    Vicente Fox Trump acting like 'a child, a CEO': Vicente Fox 1 Hour Ago | 01:35 Former Mexican President Vicente Fox blasted President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "child" and mockingly referring to him as a corporate "CEO" rather than president of the world's most powerful country. In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," the outspoken Fox said Mexico won't pay for the wall Trump wants to build along the border, "not now, not ever." Fox also said he doesn't believe Trump is an American "in his soul and his beliefs." He added he does not understand the...
  • Fiat Chrysler Ready To Move Pickup Trucks From Mexico If Trump Plays Cards Right

    01/26/2017 9:13:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 26, 2017 | Joann Muller
    The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said his company could quickly move production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks to Michigan from Mexico if President Donald J. Trump's "America First" economic plan provides enough incentives. "Properly motivated, it could be executed very quickly by FCA," possibly by 2019 or 2020, Sergio Marchionne told analysts during a conference call to discuss the company's record financial results for 2016. Automakers have been under pressure from the new Trump Administration to build more of their cars in the United States as part of the president's agenda to create more American jobs. But the...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • An Alabama-Made Tractor Could Revolutionize Farming Around The Globe

    01/23/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by blam · 183 replies
    Al.com ^ | 1-23-2017 | William Thornton
    William ThontonJanuary 23, 2017 The Oggun tractor, which will be manufactured in Fyffe, was developed for farmers domestically and in the developing world as a low-cost alternative to heavy farm equipment. (William Thornton / wthornton@al.com) In a new factory off Main Street in Fyffe, a business this week began marketing a product it says could revolutionize agricultural for the small farmer all over the world. CleBer LLC hosted the opening of its plant which will manufacture the Oggun Iron Horse, a tractor designed for small-scale domestic and international farmers. The tractor, which can sport a 19 horsepower Honda gas or...
  • Trumps Give Biz Leaders 30 Days To Put Together Plan To Create Jobs

    01/23/2017 12:06:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WWJ-FM ^ | January 23, 2017
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields says President Donald Trump’s meeting with some big league business leaders was “very positive.” The new president met with a group of top manufacturing leaders — including Fields, Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX; Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical; and the executives from Dell, Johnson & Johnson and Lockheed Martin — for what the Trump administration called “a listening session” in the in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Monday. Liveris told reporters following the meeting that he was impressed with how “engaged” the president was, explaining...
  • Apple supplier Foxconn mulling $7 billion investment in US to create 50,000 jobs; Pennsylvania wins!

    01/23/2017 7:15:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics, the principal supplier of iPhones and iPads, has let it be known that Pennsylvania may be the home of a massive investment in US manufacturing. Bloomberg reports:  Foxconn Technology Group is considering building a U.S. display-making facility for upwards of $7 billion, a major investment for Apple Inc.’s main manufacturer that may create tens of thousands of American jobs during President Donald Trump’s first year in office. The company is considering a joint investment with Sharp Corp.[1], the Japanese display supplier it bought last year, but details have yet to be hammered out,...
  • Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75% or 'maybe more'

    01/23/2017 7:06:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/23/17 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump (C) leads a meeting with invited business leaders and members of his staff in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Business leaders included Elon Musk of SpaceX, Wendell Weeks of Corning, Mark Sutton of International Paper, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical, Alex Gorsky of Johnston & Johnson and others. Trump meets with CEOs and pledges to cut taxes 'massively' President Donald Trump on Monday told a range of business leaders that he believes his administration can cut regulations by 75 percent or "maybe more." At the White House with 10...
  • Trump summons business leaders, lawmakers to White House

    01/23/2017 7:29:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 9:47 AM EST | Jill Colvin
    Opening his first official week in office, President Donald Trump warned business leaders Monday that he would impose a “substantial border tax” on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising unspecified advantages to companies that manufacture domestically. “All you have to do is stay,” he said during a morning meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin were among the executives who attended the meeting. The gathering kicked off a jam-packed day for the new president, including an evening reception with lawmakers from both parties and...
  • President Trump Touts Job Creation, Economic Growth at Inauguration

    01/22/2017 2:34:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump vowed in his inaugural speech, following his oath of office Friday, to pursue policies that would spur economic growth, create jobs and protect American interests.An effect likely would be to boost demand for crude oil, which rose in price more than 2% on Inauguration Day, with part of the gain coming after his address. U.S. energy companies, among others, may benefit from his policies.Oil prices could be affected further after Sunday’s meeting in Vienna, Austria, between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other oil-producing countries, including Russia, which are trying to agree...
  • Manufacturing CEOs readying for the expected Trump expansion

    01/21/2017 9:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    President Trump says he will be the greatest jobs producer God ever created. "I'm going to work very hard on that. We need certain amounts of other things, including a little bit of luck, but I think we're going to do a real job," he said recently. While his critics laughed and economists urged caution, the truth is American manufacturing is already showing signs of confidence and optimism about a Trump presidency. U.S. CEO's are rewarding the incoming administration with a flurry of announcements promising new jobs, bigger inventories and a reduction of operations moving to Mexico and abroad. Some...
  • Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

    01/18/2017 8:15:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Megan Barth
    In a Trump administration, which is focused on economic prosperity, job creation, and sovereignty, Elon is going to have to shelve some of his progressive ideals that were rejected in this past election and embraced by the very people he could one day employ—-without tax-payer subsidies? Time will tell. Trump doesn’t seem to be the right guy. He doesn’t have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States. —Elon Musk President-elect Donald Trump has put together a strong list of appointees to serve in his new administration. Many of his appointees have been his longest and most...
  • Here’s What Trump Doesn’t Get About American Manufacturing

    01/14/2017 7:14:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 145 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2017-01-14 | Bill George
    If the Roman emperors ruled by edict, President-elect Donald Trump appears poised to rule by tweet. Even before taking office, Trump has discovered he can move the world’s largest global corporations with simple, 140-character tweets. And though his aggressive approach is winning politically, good politics doesn’t necessarily mean good economics. Voters see Trump fulfilling his campaign promises to close America’s borders and bring jobs back home. He is using the bully pulpit to stand up for workers by taking on the most powerful American companies, including Ford (F, +0.32%), General Motors (GM, -0.45%), Toyota (TM, +0.14%), Boeing (BA, +0.34%), Lockheed...
  • January 14, 2017 The Weak: Donald Trump vs. America's automakers

    01/14/2017 2:37:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Car companies are desperate to get on the good side of the president-elect, said Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson at Reuters. For months, Donald Trump has threatened to slap big tariffs on cars built in Mexico and has scolded U.S. automakers — sometimes inaccurately — for not building more cars domestically. All that criticism appears to be sinking in. Fiat Chrysler said this week that it will invest $1 billion in two Midwestern plants and create 2,000 U.S. jobs; Ford announced last week that it would...
  • Foxconn-Sharp considering LCD plant in US

    01/12/2017 7:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Nikkei Asia Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jun Iiyama, Nikkei staff writer
    OSAKA -- Hon Hai Precision Industry and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp have begun studying the possibility of building a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S., a Sharp executive said Friday. The plan is "on the table," the executive said. "We will make a decision carefully." The Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer, also known as Foxconn, and its Japanese alliance partner SoftBank Group reportedly told Donald Trump they would jointly make significant investments creating new jobs in the U.S. when SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son met the President-elect in New York last month. The joint investment plan was proposed by Son,...
  • Trump poses challenge to Ireland with belligerence on Big Pharma [nuacht bréagach]

    01/12/2017 7:30:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 01/11/2017 | Dominic Coyle, Laura Slattery
    US president-elect Donald Trump has thrown down a major challenge to Ireland by using his first press conference since winning the White House to target the pharma and medtech sectors. Hailing his recent success in persuading a number of major car manufacturers to route new investment into the United States rather than to Mexico under threat of substantial import tariffs, Mr. Trump turned his attention to drug manufacturers. “We’ve got to get our drug industry back,” the incoming US president said. “Our drug industry has been disastrous. They’re leaving left and right. They supply our drugs, but they don’t make...
  • Like it or not, the “Trump Effect” is looking more and more real

    01/11/2017 4:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning I heard Bryan Williams (of all people) say that today is “one of the busiest news days” since the election. I suppose that’s true if you butter your bread in the cable news game. But while much of the press corps prefers to discuss secretive and probably imaginary meetings in Prague of whatever bits of dirt they can dig up on the cabinet nominees, there have been some other things happening. Ever since Donald Trump was elected there’s been a not always quiet undercurrent of concern flowing through companies who do a lot of outsourcing or build factories...
  • President Elect Trump Meets With Alibaba’s Jack Ma in Trump Tower….

    01/09/2017 2:21:23 PM PST · by lafroste · 13 replies
    Conservative tree house ^ | 1/9/2017 | Sundance
    When President-elect Donald Trump says “America First” too few actually understand the severity of his determination to accomplish that goal. Leverage, or more accurately creating leverage, is a business art that Donald Trump has uniquely honed for decades. There are trillions of dollars in play. Against the backdrop of a known position by President-elect Trump toward the business and financial monopolization by Amazon and Jeff Bezos, President Trump publicly brings Alibaba CEO Jack Ma to the camera’s in Trump Tower. All except the business media will probably skip over the larger play within this epic display of 3-D leverage creation....
  • Apple plans 'high-tech manufacturing' of data-center gear in Arizona

    01/09/2017 1:52:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/2017 | Kif Leswing
    Apple is seeking permission to conduct "high-tech manufacturing" and to build data-center server gear in a Mesa, Arizona, facility, according to a notice published Monday by the US federal government. A notification published in the Federal Register on Monday said Apple was looking for approval from the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to produce "finished products" in a special zone that exempts it from customs duty payments. "Apple Inc has repurposed the site as a global data command center that will conduct high-tech manufacturing of finished data center cabinets for other data centers," according to a document filed by Mesa on behalf...
  • Trump: it's finally happening ...

    01/09/2017 6:19:24 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 9, 2017 | President-elect Donald J. Trump
    It's finally happening - Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!
  • Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US

    01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the...
  • More Winning: Chrysler Announces $1 billion Investment In U.S. Manufacturing, 2,000 New Jobs

    01/08/2017 2:07:37 PM PST · by nodwam · 20 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/08/2017 | Richard Saunders
    It’s rare that a president makes good on campaign promises let alone before they take office. Earlier this week Ford said it would cancel a new plant in Mexico and invest in Michigan and now Chrysler says it will be spending a billion dollars on manufacturing in the United States and adding 2,000 new jobs. The markets are at all time highs, manufacturing is coming back, and Trump hasn’t even taken office yet. We are embarking upon an American resurgence.
  • Peugeot car plant closed as Muslim workers took ‘too many prayer breaks’

    01/07/2017 4:18:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Fitnaphobia ^ | 1/7/17 | Robert Spencer
    The future of France, and of Europe in general, can be glimpsed in this episode. “The Aulnay site closed because Muslim employees were constantly taking unscheduled prayer breaks and had become unproductive. It’s the truth. A Peugeot official told me that it was one – but obviously not the only – of the reasons the plant was shut down.” They may have considered it their due to receive payment from unbelievers even while not working. In Islamic law, non-Muslims have the duty to provide for the upkeep of Muslims. British jihadist Anjem Choudary said in February 2013: “We are on...
  • Trump has already created thousands of jobs, but needs big reforms to keep them

    01/06/2017 7:16:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KTVL-TV ^ | January 6, 2017 | Leandra Bernstein
    Donald Trump pledged that his administration would be about three things, "jobs, jobs, jobs." When Ford Motor Company announced on Tuesday that it would invest $7 billion in a new U.S. plant in Flat Rock, Michigan and hire 700 new workers, Trump appeared to be keeping one of his most important campaign promises. According to experts, if Trump wants to continue on his path towards millions of well-paying American jobs, there is only so much he can do from the Oval Office and on Twitter. Trump will need buy in from lawmakers to get regulatory and tax reforms if he...
  • Economics and finance The manufacturing jobs delusion

    01/06/2017 3:00:12 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jan 4th 2017, 12:17 | Buttonwood
    INDUSTRIAL policy via Twitter is a new development in economics but we may all have to get used to it over the next four (or eight) years. Donald Trump's tweets on the car industry (and his planned cuts to corporate income tax) may or may not have persuaded Ford to keep a plant in Michigan, creating 700 jobs. But the problem with such headline-grabbing is that there are thousands of companies in America, and jobs are being created or destroyed every day; intervening in all these situations is impossible. Even in cars, for example, GM has recently announced 3,300 lay-offs,...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • Here’s Why Stanley Black & Decker Is Building a New U.S. Plant.(Bringing Craftsman tools back)

    01/05/2017 12:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 5, 2017 | Phil Wahba
    Stanley Black & Decker is opening a new $35 million manufacturing plant in the United States to help it rebuild, and perhaps more importantly "re-Americanize," the Craftsman tool brand it just bought from Sears Holdings. While the extra capacity should help get a once-iconic $2 billion a year line back on its feet, the move also potentially offers Stanley Black & Decker another benefit: shielding it from a potential surge in economic nationalism under President-elect Donald Trump. Though Stanley Black & Decker chief executive James Loree did not mention Trump by name in his comments to Wall Street analysts and...
  • SCUTTLED FORD PLANT HAS MEXICO FEARING MORE UNDER TRUMP

    01/04/2017 12:31:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 01/04/17 | PETER ORSI
    Ford Motor Company's cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi has sounded alarms throughout Mexico. Even as the country is being rocked by rowdy nationwide protests against a Jan. 1 gasoline price hike, the Ford news led the front pages of Mexico's most influential newspapers on Wednesday, and they tied the development directly to President-elect Donald Trump. "Trump leaves Mexico without 3,600 jobs," read the headline on El Universal. "Ford's braking jolts the peso," said Reforma, referring to the Mexican currency's nearly 1 percent slump following the news. "The jobs created in...
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • Trump has a secret weapon on jobs and trade

    01/03/2017 4:48:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | January 3, 2017 | Paul Sracic
    Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would not invest in new manufacturing operations in Mexico, and instead would create 700 new jobs in Michigan. This follows on the heels of a similar announcement by the United Technologies unit, Carrier, in November that it would save hundreds of jobs at an Indiana plant, and not move them to Mexico. These moves did not take place in a vacuum. In each case, the companies faced an implicit, and sometimes explicit, threat from President-elect Donald Trump. And it will be fascinating to watch what GM ultimately does in response to Trump's tweet Tuesday...
  • Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan; CEO cites Trump policies

    01/03/2017 9:55:24 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | January 03, 2017 | Foxnews
    Ford says it is creating new jobs in the US Before he's even taken office, President-elect Donald Trump has proven to be quite the job creator. Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday it will cancel a $1.6 billion plant planned for Mexico and will instead invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly plant, directly tying the decision to “pro-growth policies” championed by President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...
  • US construction spending hits more than 10-year high in November

    01/03/2017 8:37:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | Berkeley Lovelace/AP/Reuters
    U.S. construction spending rose more than expected in November, reaching its highest level in 10-1/2 years, which could provide a lift to fourth-quarter economic growth. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday that construction spending increased 0.9 percent to $1.18 trillion, the highest level since April 2006. It was boosted by gains in both private and public sector investment Construction spending in October was revised up to show a 0.6 percent rise instead of the previously reported 0.5 percent increase. Construction spending was up 4.1 percent from a year ago in November. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction spending rising...
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • Manly men need to take on more girly jobs

    01/02/2017 2:54:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot | January 2, 2017 | Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://pilotonline.com/opinion/columnist/guest/betsey-stevenson-manly-men-need-to-take-on-more-girly/article_e91fa291-8136-5961-9e8c-0e726ca7f905.html
  • Manufacturers in Minnesota, Midwest expect 2017 to trump 2016

    01/01/2017 3:53:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 19, 2016 | Dee DePass
    Factory heads in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest are ready for 2016 to be over. Pressure from the strong U.S. dollar coupled with soft oil, mining and agriculture sectors meant tough conditions across the board. Add in some nervousness because of a pending presidential election and optimism was tepid. Enter 2017. U.S. manufacturers say on surveys they are upbeat and cautiously optimistic about the new year. Bad trends will reverse themselves and positive trends — such as efficiency gains, infrastructure spending and improved pricing for oil and iron ore — will gain momentum, according to national and Midwest...
  • Manufacturers Say Get Turnaround Started At Labor Dept: Confirm President-elect Trump’s Nominee

    12/30/2016 12:48:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Shop Floor ^ | December 30, 2016 | Rosario Palmieri, vice president, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
    Manufacturers can’t wait for Inauguration Day. Like the first hours of New Year’s Day and baseball’s Opening Day, anything feels possible. And when you’ve been battling eight years of volatility and policy uncertainty in the rules governing the workplace, a new way forward is exactly what we need—to help American workers and families with more jobs and higher pay. A recent National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) study calculated the cost of recent labor regulations to the economy to be $85 billion, more than 400 million hours of paperwork and up to 155,000 jobs lost over the next 10 years. That’s...
  • Catawba County manufacturing plant to add 143 jobs, $110M in investment (North Carolina)

    12/29/2016 7:29:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | December 27, 2016 | Ken Elkins
    Catawba County was the biggest winner in last week’s announcement that GKN Driveline would bring 302 jobs and $179 million in investment to four of its N.C. facilities. A GKN Driveline facility in Maiden will get almost half of the jobs (143) and more than 60% of the investment ($110 million). It’s the second big expansion at the Maiden plant in two years as GKN works to meet demand for new technology in automobile drivetrain design. In 2014, the company added 228 employees and spent $114 million at the plant. Once the latest new hires are added over the coming...
  • The year ahead in automotive trends

    12/27/2016 4:38:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | December 27, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The four mega-trends shaping the global auto industry over the next 15-odd years are undoubtedly vehicles with lower emissions, new powertrain technologies, autonomous automobiles and vehicle digitalization. Reflecting these mega-trends, one can anticipate more developments in lightweighting, drivetrain optimization, car computerization, infotainment and driverless transportation in 2017. Here PlasticsToday gives its take on some of the key developments expected in 2017. Staying connected, and entertained Rather than being interested in the size of the engine and the shape of the car, consumers are now more interested in “infotainment” systems, being connected, autonomous driving and diverse mobility, notes consultant McKinsey. Traditionally,...
  • Manufacturer Expanding in Columbus ($22 an hour in Indiana)

    12/27/2016 3:49:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | December 27, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    Columbus-based Lindal Manufacturing Inc. is planning to expand operations in Bartholomew County. The company will invest more than $17 million to build and equip a 100,000 square-foot facility in a move it says will retain 65 jobs and add 30 jobs over the next three years. The Republic reports the Columbus City Council has approved 10-year tax abatements for the construction of the facility and the purchase of the new equipment. Lindal North America Managing Director Jerry Miller tells the publication the company plans to break ground in the spring with construction expected to take nine months to complete. The...