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Bright Idea: Use Common Sense

Bright Idea: Use Common Sense

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) Nobody can out-innovate the American worker. Americans like the Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio, Thomas Edison of Milan, Ohio, and Cleveland’s Lew Urry—inventor of the alkaline battery—have changed the world and made all of our daily lives better. The United States is the world leader in energy production and in science and technology. With our highly skilled workforce, Read more […]

Tariff Suspension Reform Reopens Window for Savings

Tariff Suspension Reform Reopens Window for Savings

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA On May 20, President Obama signed into law reforms to the long-stalled process for granting temporary suspensions of customs import duties for products and inputs that are not available from domestic sources. The provisions of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 sidestep concerns that many members of Congress Read more […]