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  • The day that destroyed the working class and sowed the seeds of Trump

    09/19/2017 8:06:04 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 185 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2017 | Salena Zito
    CAMPBELL, Ohio — Forty years ago, on Sept. 19, thousands of men walked into the Campbell Works of Youngstown Sheet and Tube along the Mahoning River before the early shift. Like every fall morning, they were armed with lunch pails and hard hats; the only worry on their minds was the upcoming Pittsburgh Steelers game on “Monday Night Football.” The only arguing you heard was whether quarterback Terry Bradshaw had fully recovered from the dramatic hit he took from a Cleveland Browns player the season before. It was just before 7 a.m., and the fog that had settled over the...
  • Suit: Tesla, other automakers used illegal foreign workers to build plants

    09/18/2017 10:15:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By LOUIS HANSEN
    Widening earlier claims of immigration fraud at the Tesla factory, a recently unsealed whistleblower suit says several other major automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen, illegally used foreign construction workers to build their U.S. factories. The charges expand on an investigation by this news organization last year into foreign construction workers building Tesla’s paint shop in Fremont. The federal suit charges that the carmakers used hundreds of Eastern European workers on suspect visas hired through subcontractors for the German company Eisenmann. The investigation, “The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla’s Factory,” and court documents revealed at least 140 foreign workers on questionable...
  • Manufacturing Company To Bring Jobs To Tulsa (900 jobs in Oklahoma)

    09/08/2017 1:27:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOTV-TV ^ | September 7, 2017 | Tristen Land
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A 70-year-old manufacturing company from Wisconsin will bring a new facility to Tulsa and is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Thursday afternoon the community, along with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Governor Mary Fallin, met to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Greenheck Group Facility. The company's new campus will be located near Apache and 129th East Avenue in Tulsa. During the first year of operations, the company expects to hire about 75 employees. As the company expands, they hope to employ up to 900 people over the next 10 years. Hiring will begin for the...
  • Boeing ‘Skeptical’ of United Technologies-Rockwell Collins Deal

    09/05/2017 4:10:38 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | September 5, 2017 | Benjamin D Katz , Rick Clough , and Julie Johnsson
    Boeing Co. and Airbus SE voiced concerns about a proposed tie-up of two leading suppliers Tuesday, potentially upsetting United Technologies Corp.’s $23 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins Inc. The world’s largest planemakers added to the chorus of skeptics of a deal that would create an aerospace behemoth with a range of products to outfit jetliners and warplanes. Investors sent United Technologies shares plunging by the most in two years, while credit ratings companies said the manufacturer risks downgrades. Boeing, which has been squeezing suppliers for discounts, warned it would take action to protect itself if it saw the merger as...
  • Trump Admin's Big Labor Appeasers Played Into AFL-CIO Chief Trumka's Hands

    09/04/2017 7:58:44 AM PDT · by willowsdale · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 4, 2017 | Mark Mix
    In the middle of August, Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO union hierarchy, exercised expert -- and malicious -- timing to embarrass the President Donald Trump. But Trumka never would have had the opportunity without White House advisors’ assistance. Back in January, Trumka and his deputy chief of staff, Thea Lee, had happily accepted invitations from the Trump Administration to serve on the newly-established Presidential Manufacturing Council and Policy Forum. Apparently, at least some Trump advisors thought it was a good idea to solicit the advice of a man who had, just a few months before, publicly denounced the...
  • Machining makes the world go round

    09/03/2017 5:00:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | September 3, 2017 | Kaye Thornbrugh, North Idaho College
    Your car. Your phone. The spare change in your pocket. They have one thing in common: A machinist helped to make all of them. “Most people don’t understand how products get made,” said Kurt Kimberling, an instructor in the Machining and CNC Technology program at North Idaho College. He has more than 30 years of industry experience. “Machinists have a hand in everything you use on a daily basis.” At NIC, Kimberling teaches basic to advanced machining concepts, such as precision measuring, operating a milling machine, and operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Students can earn an intermediate or advanced...
  • BOOM! American Manufacturing Expanded in August at Fastest Pace in Six Years

    09/02/2017 11:25:03 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2017 | John Carney
    American factories accelerated in August at the fastest pace of expansion since 2011, data from the Institute for Supply Management showed Friday. The ISM purchasing manufacturers surveyed showed all six of the biggest manufacturing industries ramped up activity in August. The monthly purchasing managers index rose 2.5 points to 58.8, reflecting employment rising to its highest level since June of 2011, an increase in production and rising inventories. Economists had expected a reading of 56.5. Any reading over 50 indicates growth. Exports and new orders continued to show strong growth, although these slowed from July. The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
  • America’s Manufacturers Are Thriving Under President Trump

    09/01/2017 3:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Live Trading News ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Ebeling
    America’s manufacturers are showing signs of fabricating some genuine momentum. The NAS Comp (QQQ) moved back into record territory, climbing 2.7% to close the week at a new all-time high Add to that, improvement among US builders and miners and the US is finally undergoing the blue-collar revival that President Donald Trump has been pushing. Gary Cohn, the Top economic adviser at the White House, says that the country is seeing jobs being created in the sectors that need them. Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in more than 6 years, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said...
  • This Automated Sewing Robot Can Make Shirts Basically By Itself

    09/01/2017 11:26:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 31, 2017 | David Grossman
    An assembly line can do a lot to boost efficiency, but what if the assembly line could do basically all the work itself. SoftWear Automation's LOWRY, a sewing robot, does just that and has the potential to lead a charge of disruption throughout an entire industry.
  • State tax credits to bring 400 jobs, $223M project to Springfield (Ohio)

    08/30/2017 7:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Springfield News-Sun ^ | August 30, 2017 | Matt Sanctis and Laura A. Bischoff
    The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a tax incentive package Wednesday for Silfex, an Eaton-based firm that plans to create as many as 400 new jobs and invest $223 million in Springfield. The state board approved a deal that’s expected to create $20.7 million in additional payroll as part a 12-year, about 2 percent credit on its Ohio employee payroll taxes. The company would be required to maintain operations in Springfield for at least 15 years to qualify for the incentives, according to public records obtained by the Springfield News-Sun. Silfex officials declined to comment but issued a statement saying...
  • South Carolina boatmaker adding more space, 100 jobs in latest expansion

    08/24/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | August 24, 2017 | John McDermott
    A Summerville marine business that's expanded twice over the past four years is at it again. Sportsman Boats Manufacturing announced Thursday that it plans to create another 100 jobs and invest $3.5 million at its Dorchester County site to keep up with demand. The company said it will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space to its East Port Industrial Park site to accommodate growth in its upholstery, welding and fabrication operations. It expects its payroll to swell to about 370 workers, with hiring for the new openings already underway. Sportsman Boats is headquartered on Isaac Way, off U.S....
  • Apple to build Iowa data center, get $207.8 million in incentives ($1.375 billion!)

    08/24/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 106 replies
    Apple Inc will build a $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, Apple and state officials said on Thursday, with $207.8 million in incentives approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Waukee city council. Apple will purchase 2,000 acres (8.09 square km) of land in Waukee, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Des Moines, to build two data centers. The company will receive a $19.65 million investment tax credit for creating 50 jobs. Apple said the project will generate more than 550 jobs in construction and operations, but did not specify how many of those jobs would be...
  • Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

    08/21/2017 4:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | August 21, 2017 | John Biggs
    Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling and scanning systems to ensure each printed object is exactly like every other. Further, the printers use Markforged’s special thermoplastic fiber filament, while the X5 can add a “strand of continuous fiberglass” to create objects “19X stronger and 10X stiffer than traditional plastics.” This means...
  • Whirlpool to hire 500 for Amana refrigerator plant (Iowa)

    08/19/2017 4:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 2, 2017 | George C. Ford
    Whirlpool Corp.’s Amana Operations refrigerator plant is planning what officials there call a hiring blitz over the next three weeks, aiming to add 500 employees. Chris Rice, Amana Operations human resources director, said the full-time positions, which start at $15 per hour, include assemblers and utility assembler as well as more specialized work as brazers, foam operators, plastic setup operators and assembly team leaders. “The bulk of the hiring will be for assemblers and utility assemblers,” Rice said. “People coming in will probably be working second or third shift, but candidates must be open to working any shift.” Rice said...
  • U.S. Manufacturers ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s Push for Natural Gas Exports

    08/18/2017 8:59:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 17, 2017 | Ari Natter
    President Donald Trump’s effort to boost U.S. energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his “America First” jobs focus. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade association, which represents U.S. manufacturers that depend on cheap energy to fuel their factories, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry Wednesday.
  • AFL-CIO president leaves Trump advisory board (Good)

    08/15/2017 3:19:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2017 | Sylvan Lane
    The president of the AFL-CIO stepped down from a council advising the White House on Tuesday, hours after President Trump reiterated that both sides were to blame for deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacist groups rallied over the weekend. "President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. He announced that both he and AFL-CIO leader Thea Lee would step down from Trump's Manufacturing Advisory Board. "We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups."...
  • Walmart’s C.E.O. Joins Group to Rebuke Trump Over Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 148 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/15/2017 | Rachel Abrams and Michael Corkery
    Walmart’s chief executive issued a strong rebuke of President Trump’s response to the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.” The criticism came in a statement that the retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, emailed to employees Monday evening, which was reviewed by The New York Times. The statement was later posted on a company website. “As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting...
  • Pressure points? Here are the companies whose CEOs are still kissing up to Trump

    08/15/2017 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Michael Hiltzik
    On Monday morning, Merck & Co. Chief Executive Ken Frazier resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing jobs council to protest Trump’s deficient condemnation of the racist violence in Charlottesville, Va. Since then, membership on Trump’s Potemkin Village-like CEO boards has begun to look like something of a litmus test for American corporations and business organizations. Two CEOs followed Frazier out the door on Monday: Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel’s Brian Krzanich. But representatives of some 40 other corporations and other organizations, including a couple of retired CEOs, are still members of the jobs council and a second panel designated the...
  • Another top manufacturing figure is leaving Trump's advisory council [Moron #4]

    08/15/2017 9:13:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8/15/17 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the three chief executives who left his manufacturing council as "grandstanders." "For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!" ....Shortly after Trump's tweet Tuesday, Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, also said he would drop out of the council. Paul, head of the group that aims to promote American manufacturing, said "it's the right thing for me to do."
  • Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits Trump's manufacturing council

    08/14/2017 8:28:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 88 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 14, 2017 | Nyshka Chandran
    Krzanich is the third executive to leave President Donald Trump's council in the span of a day — Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier both resigned earlier on Monday following the recent episode of white supremacist violence in Virginia. "I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing," Krzanich said in Monday's blog post. "I have already made clear my abhorrence at the recent hate-spawned violence in Charlottesville, and earlier today I called on all leaders...