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Month: December 2012

The Year That Is, The Year That Will Be

The Year That Is, The Year That Will Be

It has been a decent year for international trade policy in Washington -- but it's not over yet! The House and Senate are still deciding whether to take up and pass a large package of proposals to temporarily suspend import duties on many inputs that are used by U.S. manufacturers (including some NEMA members) but that are not available from U.S. sources. NEMA is part of a broad coalition supporting passage  of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which, like so many other Read more [...]
Danger Lurking in Schools?

Danger Lurking in Schools?

Yesterday, an elementary school in Atlanta, GA was evacuated due to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak that apparently resulted from a faulty furnace. CO levels spiked to 1,700 parts per million, far exceeding levels at which CO alarms and detectors would have triggered. News reports indicate that 43 children and 10 adults were sent to local hospitals to be evaluated for CO poisoning after experiencing common symptoms of CO, including headaches, nausea, and stomachaches. The school did not have CO detectors Read more [...]