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Opinion: Manufacturers Need More Immigration, Not Less

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It’s no secret that there is a shortage of skilled machinists and toolmakers in America, the media’s been reporting on it for years. It’s even more the case when manufacturers and job shops look for machinists with advanced CNC skills who can work directly from 3D models to program, set up and make complex parts. I experience this dearth of advanced talent firsthand in my business and I would like to propose a solution that could accelerate a fix to the problem.

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How to Prepare for the Trans Pacific Partnership

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The recent Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index reveals that executives have upbeat projections about the Trans-Pacific Partnership with a majority reporting that it would have a positive effect on their ability to "grow my company and become more globally competitive" and to "expand U.S. operations."

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4 Ways to Protect Your Company from the Legal Risks of 3D Printing

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While 3D printing technology can bring tremendous benefits to manufacturers, it also comes with a myriad of legal risks. From the sharing of CAD files to potential liabilities for products manufactured by third party printers, there are many legal issues that have yet to be resolved in the courts.

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Manufacturing Jobs Are Returning to the U.S.

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The Reshoring Initiative estimates that over the past five years, more than 100,000 factory jobs have returned from overseas. It's a drop in the bucket compared to the millions of manufacturing jobs that have been lost over the years, but experts say the tide is starting to turn.

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How Your Company Could Benefit from the New Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

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More than 200 members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) wrote a letter recently to the House of Representatives in support of the The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, which proponents say will eliminate trade-distorting tariffs on imports that are critical to American manufacturers. NAM members called the relief the bill provides as “long overdue.” The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 13 by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and other committee leaders.

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