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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 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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7 Lessons in Employee Management from the Tyson Foods Contract Worker Ruling

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Manufacturing CEOs may have been taken aback by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision holding Tyson Foods responsible for overtime pay for thousands of its plant workers, but legal experts said business leaders can learn a few significant things from the ruling that will help protect their own companies from such a future judgment.

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A Well-Kept Secret: This Auto Parts Maker is Finding All the Skilled Workers it Needs in South Central Michigan

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The Great Recession sacked the metalcasting industry, of course, joining with technological advancements, foreign competition and tightening regulations to carve the base of 2,170 foundries down to about 1,965 facilities last year. But industry sales were expected to reach $33.5 billion by next year after bottoming out at $21.6 billion in 2009.

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How 3D Can Make Your Manufacturing Business More Competitive

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3D printing is helping manufacturers get a leg up on their competition, as evidenced by several groundbreaking projects by firms such as GE making the world’s largest commercial jet using 3D printed parts, and automotive manufacturer Local Motors collaborating with Siemens to make the first 3D-printed car.

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7 Ways to Lower Your Logistics Costs

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For over 40 years, ICC Logistics in Hicksville, NY has been helping shippers lower their freight bills and more. “Transportation and logistics costs are not fixed costs, they are variable,” observes Tony Nuzio, CEO and company founder. To help you vary your costs downward, Nuzio shares 7 tactics that have worked consistently for his clients.

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Overcoming Procrastination: One of the Greatest Barriers to Success

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There are a number of psychological obstacles that get in our way of success and can seriously compromise getting a new product or a new business to the finish line. Here's how to kick procrastination to the curb and stay focused and on plan.

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Quick Tips for Successfully Leading Through a Crisis

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It's difficult enough to lead in good times, but it's even more challenging to lead in a time of crisis. While most companies have some sort of crisis plan in place, many are inadequate and untested, and contingency mitigation techniques and risk management programs can easily become overwhelmed. Whether it's plummeting share prices or a major brand image problem, it's up to the C-suite to own the situation and lead through the choppy waters.

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Six Key Personality Traits for Effective CEOs

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It’s no secret that business acumen in all its guises is an essential attribute for successful CEOs. However, there are also several key personality traits that separate effective CEOs from their less-than-effective—and hence, less-than-successful—counterparts.

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