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U.S. Manufacturing Jobs on the Rise: Indiana Among States Leading the Charge

Posted 6:22 PM by
Jobs in the manufacturing sector over the last decade have declined at a higher rate than those lost during the Great Depression, according to a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Worse Than the Great Depression: What the Experts Are Missing About American Manufacturing Decline.
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“Onshoring” Is a Reality in Indiana Manufacturing

Posted 3:40 PM by
A lot of discussion has happened around the concept of “onshoring” in manufacturing recently. Now, Indiana is seeing the effects. As reported by Inside Indiana Business, Genesis Plastics Welding, based in Fortville, Ind., has been approached by multiple customers that want the company to bring production of their product back to the U.S.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Network - Part II

Posted 1:27 PM by
The July 4th holiday has come and gone once again, which means many Americans are back to work after what was likely an extended holiday weekend. This is especially true for every truck driver across the country. As of July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals had yet to rule on a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service rule, meaning drivers must now include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. before they can start a new work week.
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Indiana Expands R&D Sales Tax Exemptions

Posted 6:27 PM by
On May 11, 2013, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act 1545, which expands sales tax exemptions for research and development (R&D) equipment. The new provision clarifies the purchase of tangible personal property used for R&D is tax-exempt for both the manufacturer and the seller of the product that is the subject of the R&D.
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Impending Affordable Care Act Concerns Manufacturers

Posted 12:02 PM by
In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers, 82.2% of 317 manufacturers said that “rising healthcare/insurance costs” was their top concern, edging out taxes and regulations, the unpredictable political climate, and hiring decisions.
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Indiana Enacts Manufacturing and Business-Friendly Legislation

Posted 8:05 PM by
As the United States economy continues to rebound following the Great Recession, Indiana has established itself as a leading state in the manufacturing renaissance that has been a main factor behind the economic recovery. In the past legislative session, several acts were passed by the State Senate and House that will help to further Indiana’s reputation as a manufacturing-friendly state.
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The Affordable Care Act: What Should You Be Doing Now?

Posted 3:20 PM by
Unless you've been living under a rock, you should have at least heard reference to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also sometimes simply referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA was signed into law in March of 2010 with the intent to decrease the number of uninsured individuals, reduce the cost of health care and create an overall healthier population.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Freight Network

Posted 4:39 PM by
With the new hours-of-service rule set to take effect in just over a week and the trucking industry feeling the effects of the current driver shortage, it is more important than ever for trucking companies to get the most out of their freight networks. 
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Who is Taking the Trash Out?

Posted 2:56 AM by
Does your organization have a centralized resource responsible for purchased services? Surveys and studies have been conducted that suggest many hospitals and health systems do not have a team or department that can accurately identify the total purchased services spending amounts within their system.
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Shortage in Manufacturing Training Programs?

Posted 7:51 PM by
There has been a significant increase in on-shore manufacturing productivity over the past few years, but will the U.S. labor market be able to continue to support that growth? One of the keys to maintaining a strong labor force for the manufacturing and distribution industry is industry-specific training. 
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