Initiative has created a scoring sheet on the competitive factors in US manufacturing. The goal is to get the list – scored by weight – in front of the Trump Administration and lawmakers who can push for changes that would be friendly to US manufacturing. “We put together a competitiveness toolkit that identifies the actions the government could take to bring back jobs. You can use it to estimate how many jobs would come back,” said Moser. “Actions include lower taxes, a lower dollar, higher skills, lower regulations. We score each one of these to see how much a difference it would make to bringing back jobs.”
|EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ADD NEW TECHNOLOGY TO EXISTING PLANT EQUIPMENT. When it comes to plant efficiency and effective connectivity, there are hurdles when plants choose to continue using their legacy equipment. Steve Mustard will cover this in detail in the session, Teaching Old Equipment New Tricks: Tips to Overcome Retrofitting Challenges at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show , which runs June 13-15 in NY. Register today|
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News . Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.
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