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Executives See Manufacturing Returning to US

Posted 6:03 PM by
Industry Week reports that a survey of C-level and VP-level manufacturing executives see the possibility of certain manufacturing operations returning to the U.S., with 37% citing overseas costs as the major reason.
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Manufacturers Will Lead 2012 Growth

Posted 9:18 PM by
A recent report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has indications that the manufacturing sector will lead growth in the overall economy during 2012. The ISM report shows that most manufacturing forecasting plans show growth in purchases (an anticipated 5.5% growth for 2012) and in capital investment (an anticipated 1.9$ growth for 2012.
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Manufacturing Can Thrive in U.S.

Posted 7:26 PM by
Over the past decade, many news stories have covered the movement of manufacturing jobs out of the U.S. and into other countries. However, there are still companies that see the value in keeping their manufacturing productions stateside.
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Demand for Two-Year Technical Degrees in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted 3:37 PM by
Most of us grew up learning that to be truly successful and to find a great job we needed to earn a four-year college degree. We learned that there were exceptions to this rule (Bill Gates), but those were few and far between. However, a recent survey by the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) suggests that this may not be the case among manufacturers.
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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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