Precision Metalforming Association

U.S. Steel Imports drop again in December.

According to preliminary data issued today by U.S. Department of Commerce, overall steel imports decreased 15% in December to 1.79 million metric tons, down from November's level of 2.1 million metric tons. Imports of hot-rolled steel fell by 26% to 176,791 metric tons in December, capping off sizeable downward trend of 47% from 2006 end-of-year levels. Cold-rolled imports also declined in...

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Precision Metalforming Association

PMA urges support for small and medium-sized manufacturers.

In a letter to Committee Chairmen, CEOs - members of the Board of Directors, Government Relations Committee, and Past Chairmen of PMA urged support for provisions that promote competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, including addressing illegal currency manipulation, giving manufacturers who use raw materials ability to testify before ITC, and rejecting practice of zeroing. Members asked that...

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Precision Metalforming Association

Conference offers learning opportunities for metalformers.

Scheduled for April 1-3, 2008, at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, AL, Regional METALFORM Birmingham allows metalforming company employees to expand their knowledge and skills while seeing and learning about latest technology at trade show. More than 40 presentations range from fundamentals for beginners to advanced concepts for experienced metalformers. Some topics include...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Leader supports President's focus on economic growth.

NAM President John Engler praised President Bush's final State of the Union speech, saying manufacturers fully support the President's focus on economic growth. He supports the bipartisan $150 billion growth package as well as the focus on economic issues such as energy independence; tax reduction; promoting exports through Free Trade Agreement with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea; and...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Economist says Congressional stimulus package is needed.

According to NAM chief economist David Huether, the employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that following 52 consecutive monthly increases, the economy failed to create jobs in January for the first time since August 2003. As an insurance package against a general recession, Congress and the Administration should act quickly to inject a short-term stimulus package into the...

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Air & Waste Management Association

A&WMA to present webinar on laboratory accreditation.

Laboratory Accreditation: Requirements and Benefits will outline the requirements for proper testing and analysis of environmental samples, and the benefits of accreditation for laboratories, on Feb. 26 at 2:00 pm EST. The webinar will also discuss methods of air and water sampling near company facilities. A panel of experts including Jerry Parr, Lara Autry, and Llona Taunton will discuss...

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National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA to host certification seminar with IMCI.

The NMMA and the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) announced the 2008 CE Certification Seminar, taking place March 3-5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The seminar provides U.S. boat manufacturers that ship boats, or are planning to ship boats, to the European Union with the information they need to ensure proper standards are being met. Seminar opens with a Welcome Address, followed by...

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Precision Metalforming Association

PMA Educational Foundation awards grants to 7 programs.

The PMAEF Board of Trustees has awarded a total of $88,000 in grants to 7 programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. Trustees include Vincennes University; Center for Polytechnical Education; Riverworks Development Corporation; Connecticut Business and Industry Education Foundation; California Coalition for Manufacturing, Education, and Government; Red Education Consulting...

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ZigBee releases new version of specification and platforms.

The ZigBee Alliance announced the availability of the latest version of the ZigBee Specification and the certification of the ZigBee Golden Unit platforms, which implement the ZigBee PRO Feature Set. Available from Ember, Texas Instruments, and Airbee Wireless, Golden Units are multiple independent implementations proving a Specification revision and demonstrating interoperability for future...

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National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Economist emphasizes need for economic growth initiative.

NAM Chief Economist David Huether said the rise in exports is helping keep the economy growing at a modest pace, but the biggest quarterly decline in residential investment in a quarter century underscores the need for action by Congress. The advanced report on the GDP showed the nation's economy rose at an annual rate of 0.6% in Q4 2007. Also, Huether said that Congress can help boost the...

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