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Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

Competitiveness is the Best "Protection" for Jobs

U.S. electroindustry companies sell billions of dollars of equipment outside the U.S. each year. These companies employ many thousands of workers here in the U.S., workers whose employment depends on the ability of their company “teams” to innovate, make sales, and satisfy their customers. With most of the world’s people (95 percent) and supporting infrastructure outside the U.S., it makes sense that companies want to gain access to more markets, be competitive, and make more sales Read more [...]
Affordable Energy Media Campaign

Affordable Energy Media Campaign

This is a press release issued by NAM today directly from John Engler, President and CEO. Congress returns from its summer recess next week, and high on the agenda will be proposals from President Obama and congressional leadership to raise taxes on America’s energy sector. These potential tax increases would cause serious damage to the manufacturing sector, job creation and the U.S. economy. To counter this politically-motivated drive for higher taxes, today, the National Association of Manufacturers Read more [...]
More Federal Incentives for NEMA Members…

More Federal Incentives for NEMA Members…

Before leaving on August recess, Senator Bingaman (NM) introduced a bill, S. 1639, the Expanding Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Act.  This bill includes the NEMA-advocated advanced motor technology tax credit.  What makes this bill even more promising is that, Senator Jeff Bingaman is the Chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Energy, so he has the authority to push this bill. This tax credit provides $120 per horsepower to original equipment manufacturers and end-users Read more [...]
BBQ, Fireworks and Tea Parties

BBQ, Fireworks and Tea Parties

For most Americans, Independence Day is a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of the United States and to honor the brave men and women whose sacrifices secured our freedom.  We fire up the grill, chill the beer, don our red, white and blue, sing along to patriotic tunes, and “ooh” and “aah” over fireworks.  For some, however, this July 4th will be about something else: protesting.  A series of “Independence Day Tea Parties” Read more [...]