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Right to Work and Indiana Manufacturers

Posted 3:24 PM by
"Right to Work" legislation has been a hot topic in Indiana for some time, and it is one that could have a large impact on the manufacturing sector. The Indianapolis Star recently ran an op ed authored by Brian Bosma, speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, regarding this very issue.
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U.S. Manufacturing Sector Grows in November

Posted 1:47 PM by
Multiple sources have shown growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector during the month of November. In fact, some of theses sources note that the manufacturing sector grew faster in November than October. Either way, signs of growth are encouraging given the current economic state.
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Manufacturing Production Orders Show Strong Signs

Posted 8:47 PM by
Bloomberg reports, "Machinery stocks may outperform the market through the end of the year as new orders rebound, helping to defy concerns about another U.S. recession." This sentiment is supported by many analysts, including Stephen Volkmann, an analyst for New York Based Jefferies & Co.
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Political Stalemate Results in Medicare Reimbursement Cuts

Posted 7:18 PM by
On Nov. 23, the congressional “Super Committee” of 12 members failed to reach an agreement on deficit reductions. This will trigger previously enacted budget cuts beginning in 2013.
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Upcoming Event - KSM Executive Roundtable, "A Frank Conversation about Funding with T2 Systems Co-Founder Mike Simmons"

Posted 1:50 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP, and KSM Consulting, LLC, have partnered with TechPoint to present the KSM Executive Roundtable series throughout 2011, focusing on major issues technology CEOs are facing. This series offers information that cannot be easily found elsewhere, in a format with a free exchange of ideas with other qualified CEOs.
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Six Strategies for Success in Manufacturing

Posted 6:04 PM by
The Indiana Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition have recently released the 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study. The study found that the following six "forward-looking" strategies would help to drive the survival and growth of manufacturing through the 21st century.
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Manufacturing: The Facts

Posted 2:30 PM by
The National Association of Manufacturing recently released some interesting facts about the U.S Manufacturing industry.
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New Multiemployer Pension Plan Disclosures Become Standard

Posted 12:00 PM by
In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standard Updated No. 2011-09, “Compensation – Retirement Benefits – Multiemployer Plans (Subtopic 715-80): Disclosures about an Employer’s Participation in a Multiemployer Plan.
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Healthcare Costs Hurt U.S. Manufacturers Globally

Posted 8:54 PM by
U.S. manufacturers face a steep hill to be competitive globally according to a recent report by The Manufacturers Alliances/MAPI and the Manufacturing Institute. The report, titled "The 2011 Structural Costs of Manufacturing in the United States," states that U.S. manufacturers are paying approx. 20% more in costs than nine of its largest competitors in the world.
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GDP in Indiana is Driven by Manufacturing Sector

Posted 4:22 PM by
A study by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed the growth in Indiana's 2010 GDP was driven by growth in the manufacturing sector.  According to the study, Indiana was able to increase real GDP by 4.6% in 2010.
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