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Domestic companies cheer ruling on steel imports

Reposted from Cincinnati.com ********* Domestic companies cheer ruling on steel imports Bowdeya Tweh | August 28, 2014| Cincinnati.com Domestic steelmakers are cheering the recent finding by the International Trade Commission that they’ve been harmed by cheap imports of steel used in oil and gas exploration. The ruling allows the Department…

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Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA

Reposted from Forbes ******** Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA Steve Denning | August 17, 2014 | Forbes An economist is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Old joke based on Oscar Wilde’s quip about a cynic. I recently noted how conventional cost…

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A Hundred Years Of Making Furniture In Southern Virginia. And Then Came China. Review of Factory Man, by Beth Macy

Reposted from King & Spalding’s Trade & Manufacturing Alert ****************   A Hundred Years Of Making Furniture In Southern Virginia. And Then Came China. Review of Factory Man, by Beth Macy Gilbert B. Kaplan | September 2014 | Trade & Mfg Alert Beth Macy’s Factory Man (Little, Brown, 2014) is a great recounting…

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Domestic OCTG Industry Largely Prevails In Trade Cases, But Some Foreign Producers Avoid Duties

Reposted from King & Spalding’s Trade & Manufacturing Alert *********** Domestic OCTG Industry Largely Prevails In Trade Cases, But Some Foreign Producers Avoid Duties Brian E. McGill | September 2014 | Trade & Mfg Alert The domestic industry largely prevailed in trade cases against unfair imports of oil country tubular…

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China orders pay cuts for SOEs executives

Reposted from Xinhuanet **********   China orders pay cuts for SOEs executives Editor: Xiang Bo | August 29, 2014 | Xinhuanet BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — The top leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) approved plans and decided on Friday to cut hefty salaries for executives of large…

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Xi urges innovation in “new military revolution”

Reposted from Xinhuanet ************   Xi urges innovation in “new military revolution”   Editor: An | August 30, 2014 | Xinhuanet BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more innovation in the country’s military as the world is witnessing a “new military revolution.” “The world’s…

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Foxconn plant to employ 20,000

Reposted from China Daily *********   Foxconn plant to employ 20,000 Xinhua | August 30, 2014 | China Daily Technology giant Foxconn’s plant in Shanxi province has launched a massive recruitment drive for an additional 20,000 workers to meet orders for next-generation smartphones. The company’s industrial park in Taiyuan, Shanxi’s…

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Kia to build plant in Mexico by 2016

Reposted from The Korea Times *******   Kia to build plant in Mexico by 2016 Park Jin-hai | August 28, 2014 | Korea TimesKia Motors, the nation’s second-largest carmaker, said Thursday that it will build a $1 billion production plant in Mexico by 2016.The carmaker held a signing ceremony involving…

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Wake up America Champions

Reposted from the blog of Dan DiMicco ******* August 28, 2014 | dandimicco.com I am starting a new series for my Blog entitled “Wake-up America Champions”. A long time fellow Champion, Robert Johns, will be the first in what will be a regular series of guests contributors. His first in…

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Walmart’s ‘national’ US Manufacturing summit could have used more ‘local’ business

Reposted from Company Week ******* Walmart’s ‘national’ US Manufacturing summit could have used more ‘local’ business  Chris Fagnant | August 19, 2014 | Company Week Our company, Qualtek, is a Colorado Springs-based metal manufacturer specializing in press stamping, metal finishing, and heat treating processes with customers and suppliers along the…

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