My previous column (April 2018) covered the March 1 imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The Trump administration’s seemingly sudden declaration of a tariff policy became real when, on March 8, the President signed an order imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum.
On March 1, the U.S. and global business communities, their financial markets, the U.S. Congress and many in the Trump Cabinet and White House were surprised to learn that the President was considering the imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) in 2012, Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) has "enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing."
Last May the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began a rollback of Net Neutrality rules, a set of Obama administration regulations that heavily regulated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide equal Internet access to all available Internet sites.
Cleveland was revisited as the site of Forge Fair 2017 April 4-6. More than 1,600 attendees made their way to the shores of Lake Erie to see the best and brightest that the forging industry had to offer.
For the second consecutive time, Cleveland hosted Forge Fair during the first week of April. The event was a rousing success, as forging industry executives and technical experts from around the world converged on the shores of Lake Erie for three days of exhibitions and technical sessions.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM)'s booklet, "The Little Blue Collar Fact Book," highlights some basic facts and debunks some myths about American manufacturing that our elected officials and those of us who vote for them need to know.