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AMT News – February 2017 interactive pdf
 - A closer look: tax proposals come to the table
 - Border adjustability and territoriality level the global playing field
 - How Brazil is handling crisis and what to expect in 2017
 - The results are in: The India Trade Mission was a winner
       … and much more  (more)
AMT News - February 2017
 - A closer look: tax proposals come to the table
 - Border adjustability and territoriality level the global playing field
 - How Brazil is handling crisis and what to expect in 2017
 - The results are in: The India Trade Mission was a winner
       … and much more  (more)
A closer look: tax proposals come to the table
Since the election, there has been increased commentary on the prospects for comprehensive tax reform in the 115th Congress. The election of President Trump and a Republican majority in Congress represent the first real opportunity for comprehensive tax reform in 30 years, but dissent within the party and a full agenda may doom the effort.   (more)
Border adjustability and territoriality level the global playing field
The goal of the House Republican tax plan is a simpler, fairer and flatter tax code that strengthens American competitiveness rather than hinders it. On the business side, that means leveling the playing field for U.S. products by lowering rates, encouraging investment and moving to a territorial, international tax system like most of our foreign competitors.   (more)
The results are in: The India Trade Mission was a winner
The week prior to the show, participants from seven AMT member companies took part in the trade mission, visiting 10 large manufacturers in Pune and Bangalore. Well-known names like GE, Mahindra, Cummins, Toyota, and Dana-Spicer were among those on the agenda. Everyone walked away with new high-level contacts, local insight, and optimism about their strategies for India moving forward. Hats off to the Chennai Tech Centre team!  (more)
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February 13, 2017 - USMTO News Release for December 2016 Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders finished 2016 down 4.0 percent compared to 2015, according to the December 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Month over month, December orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November.
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Strong finish for 2016 shipments despite 4.3% YTD decline
December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.04 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 4.4% from November’s $168.69 million and up 12.5%  when compared with the total of $156.49 million reported for December 2015. With a year-to-date total of $2.042 billion, 2016 is down 4.3% when compared with 2015.  (more)
Leading Manufacturing Groups to Host The MFG Meeting 2017
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will partner with the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) to present The MFG Meeting 2017, March 22 – 25, at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The annual MFG Meeting provides the opportunity for executives from every step in the manufacturing chain to network and attend conference sessions that focus on technology, industry economics, market trends and business leadership.   (more)
U.S. Cutting Tool YTD Consumption down 5.7% in November
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.69 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 0.2% from October’s $168.99 million and up 9.3%  when compared with the total of $154.28 million reported for November 2015. With a year-to-date total of $1.867 billion, 2016 is down 5.7% when compared with 2015.  (more)
January 9, 2017 - USMTO News Release for November Manufacturing Technology Orders
Manufacturing technology orders declined slightly in November 2016, dropping 2.4 percent compared to October, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. In total for the year, orders were down 5.1 percent compared to the same point in 2015.  (more)
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Get to Know the President’s Manufacturing Appointees
By Amber Thomas, Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology President Trump appointed Harvard Economist Peter Navarro to lead the White House National Trade Council and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to...   (more)
Five tips to boost your company’s Confidence Quotient in 2017
Implementing a business strategy, cultivating customers and encouraging a talented team – it all requires self-assured leadership in the face of pressure. We all have different management styles, and it’s easy to feel uncertain in times of change. Here are...   (more)
Apprentices: You’re hired!
By Greg Jones, VP- AMT Smartforce Development The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) recognizes apprenticeship programs where the competency that an apprentice learns is as important, if not more important than the amount of time an individual spends learning....   (more)
Five tips to boost your company’s Confidence Quotient in 2017
Implementing a business strategy, cultivating customers and encouraging a talented team — it all requires self-assured leadership in the face of pressure. We all have different management styles, and it’s easy to feel uncertain in times of change. Here are...   (more)
Will a New President Usher In a New Era in Washington?
By Amber Thomas, AMT Vice President – Marketing, Communications & Advocacy After two long years, the 2016 Presidential election is history. Donald Trump will be inaugurated in January as the 45th President of the United States. Most predicted a strong...   (more)
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Western Gage Receives its Initial Accreditation from A2LA
Camarillo Ca. – Western Gage Corporation is pleased to announce that they have been granted ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), after a thorough assessment and review of Western Gage’s quality management system and competence to perform specific calibrations and issue certifications.
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Industry News - February 2017
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The MFG Meeting: Why you have to be there
As a small distributor I had little clue what I was signing up for back in 2014 when I registered for my first MFG Meeting. I’m not going to lie, you start adding up the cost of flights, hotels, registration and time away from the grind and on the surface it could appear darn near impossible to justify. I couldn’t have been more wrong!  For the benefit of someone that hasn’t attended or someone that is considering attending in March 2017 but is looking for justification, let me share the method to my madness to help you decide if it’s worth it for your company.  (more)
David Barned is Master Chemical Corporation’s Global Vice President – Operations & Supply Chain
Perrysburg, Ohio, February 3, 2017 — Master Chemical Corporation is pleased to announce that Mr. David A. Barned has been appointed as Global Vice President – Operations & Supply Chain, and General Manager for USA.  (more)
Meet Jet Edge Water Jet Cutting Experts at Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo April 18 in Winnipeg
Jet Edge water jet cutting experts will be available to meet face to face at Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo April 18 in Winnipeg.  (more)
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