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Study addresses cost burdens of U.S. manufacturers.

Press Release Summary:

November 13, 2008 - Conducted by economist Jeremy Leonard, "The Tide is Turning: An Update on Structural Cost Pressures Facing U.S. Manufacturers," is scheduled to be released at media roundtable on Nov 13, 2008. Study highlights U.S. manufacturing's competitive disadvantage against 9 major trading partners in structural costs associated with taxes, employee benefits, tort litigation, pollution abatement, and energy.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

New Study Comparing Cost Burdens of U.S. Manufacturers and Largest Trading Partners To Be Released Nov. 13

Press release date: November 12, 2008

Updated Cost Study Focuses on Taxes, Employee Benefits, Pollution Abatement WHAT: A new cost study to be released by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), its Manufacturing Institute and the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI updates their widely-cited 2003 and 2005 studies highlighting U.S. manufacturing's competitive disadvantage against nine major trading partners in structural costs associated with taxes, employee benefits, tort litigation, pollution abatement and energy. The latest update, "The Tide is Turning: An Update on Structural Cost Pressures Facing U.S. Manufacturers," by economist Jeremy Leonard, will be released at a media roundtable on November 13. WHO: John Engler, NAM President and CEO Jeremy Leonard, Economic Consultant, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Craig Giffi, Vice Chairman and U.S. Leader for Consumer and Industrial Products, Deloitte & Touche WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2008
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: NAM Headquarters RSVP: NAM's Laura Brown Narvaiz at (202) 637-3104 or lnarvaiz@nam.org

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