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  • October 3rd, 2013
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Manufacturing Leaders Launch Task Force to Tackle Workforce and Competitiveness Issues

NAM Board-Level Group Unites Best and Brightest Manufacturing Minds on Building a 21st-Century Workforce Caterpillar Chairman and CEO and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Board Chair Doug Oberhelman announced the formation of a task force of business and manufacturing leaders that will tackle the workforce challenges hampering the continued growth of American manufacturing competitiveness in […]

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  • October 3rd, 2013
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Students Find Out About Manufacturing Careers At Exhibit In Illinois

The Chicago Daily Herald reports on the “Manufacture Your Future” exhibit being held at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, Illinois. Students “met local manufacturing leaders” and also were able “to tour local manufacturing facilities.” Junior Caroline Beavan said, “I really liked (the exhibit) because you get a feel for all the different jobs, […]

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  • October 1st, 2013
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National Association Of Manufacturers Creates New Legal Center

The National Association of Manufacturers  announced that it has “launched the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, an effort to significantly amplify the voice of manufacturers in the courts on behalf of the 12 million men and women who make things in the United States. The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action will strategically engage in litigation as […]

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  • October 1st, 2013
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US Manufacturing Activity Highest Since 2011

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded last month at its fastest pace in almost 2-1/2 years, an industry report  showed on Tuesday. The Commerce Department’s construction spending  report, which had been expected at 10 a.m. EST, was delayed due to the  government’s partial shutdown. READ MORE

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  • September 25th, 2013
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YFA City of Hope Event

New! Live Music!  Tickets Still Available! Email: susan@awfs.org      Event Information / Registration SoCal friends…are you attending the Young Furniture Associates (YFA) main event auction on Saturday, September 28 at the Anaheim Hilton? Enjoy a great dinner and bid on fantastic furniture at amazingly low prices – all proceeds go to the City of Hope Cancer Center, […]

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  • August 28th, 2013
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AWFS®Fair 2015

Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees for helping to make this year’s AWFS®Fair so exciting and successful! See you July 22-25, 2015.

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  • August 28th, 2013
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Michigan Community Colleges Receive Grant From Labor Department For Manufacturing Job Training

On its website, WWJ-TV Detroit reports eight community colleges in Michigan have received a nearly $25 million grant from the “Department of Labor in order to coordinate training for manufacturing jobs.” Macomb Community College President Jim Jacobs said his college will use “9.6 million dollars of the grant to train students in machining, welding and production […]

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  • August 28th, 2013
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Thanks to Woodcraft

THANK YOU to Woodcraft for your spectacular support of the Fresh Wood student woodworking competition  and the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking Qualifying Trial at the 2013 AWFS Fair! Your efforts truly demonstrate that  you value the students that will become our industry’s future leaders! Woodcraft Supports AWFS Student Competitions Parkersburg, W. VA. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 — […]

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  • August 28th, 2013
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‘Made in USA’ On the Rise As Manufacturing Costs Drop

As U.S. production costs drop, export manufacturing has become the unsung hero of the economic recovery, a new study shows.  Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country’s economic  clout and the flood of “Made in China” goods, but they may soon have to find  something else to complain about.

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  • April 24th, 2013
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Manufacturing in America – Manufacturing Jobs Returning To The US

Beginning in the 1970s America’s high-paying manufacturing jobs in the steel, textile, electronics and automotive industries relocated first south to Latin America and then east to Asia. In what some dubbed “a global race to the bottom,” labor rights have dwindled all along the way and the American middle class, long sustained by those manufacturing […]

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