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Manufacturing's Stake in the 2012 State of the Union Address

Thursday, January 26, 2012
 
President Obama weighed in on manufacturing as he kicked off his 2012 State of the Union Address earlier this week, and throughout the speech he spent quite a bit of time discussing several items of interest to manufacturers. For a complete analysis of what the President had to say regarding tax rates, trade enforcement, workforce development and regulations, take a look at the document, An Analysis of Manufacturing in the 2012 State of the Union Address. It comes from The Franklin Partnership, the One Voice government-affairs firm representing the interests of PMA and NTMA.

Reacting to President Obama’s call for increased trade-enforcement activity and the creation of a new Trade Enforcement Unit, The Franklin Partnership wonders if the office will have enough resources to address the numerous trade violations out there, and not just focus on counterfeiting and IP theft.

Read the entire analysis here.


New Digs for Supplier of Stainless-Steel Strip, Foil and Wire

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc. has relocated its headquarters in North Haven, CT, after having sustained heavy damage to its previous location during Hurricane Irene. The firm supplies light-gauge strip, foil and wire products of stainless-steel and specialty alloys; www.ulbrich.com/.

Ross Controls Acquires DECCO Assets

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
The assets of the Detroit Coil Co. have been acquired by Ross Controls, Troy, MI, a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems. Detroit Coil, which manufactures coils and solenoids for a variety of applications, maintains an office in Ferndale, MI, and operates a coil-winding facility in Frankfort, MI, and a screw-machining facility in Benzonia, MI; www.detroitcoil.com/. Ross Controls is online at www.rosscontrols.com/.

 

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