Monday, May 21, 2012

Charter for Revitalizing American Manufacturing

While the U.S. maps its strategy for placing manufacturing at the forefront of job creation and development, companies like Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Tooling U are working with business, labor, academia, think tanks and other non-profits to create proposals to move manufacturing forward according to an article in MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS.

SME and seventeen other organizations including AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council, and Economic Strategy Institute are working to create a core set of values that promote the importance of manufacturing; encourage balanced trade; support the few government programs aimed at improving the health of small- and medium-sized manufacturers; adopt a corporate tax policy with incentives for investment in productive capacity and innovation; promote workforce training; and create guidelines for public procurement of American-made goods.

The 18-body member signed a charter called “Charter for Revitalizing American Manufacturing” and will address why the United Sates has lost more manufacturing capacity over the past decade than any other country. According to economists from the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, the loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has been as high as 32-percent.

Mark Tomlinson, CEO of the Society of Mfg. Engineers and Tooling U will work with the governing body with the intention to create areas of agreement to make progress and provide solutions for the workforce pain that is occurring in manufacturing organizations in the United States.

Tooling U can partner with your organization and offer solutions for your manufacturing workforce concerns.  We have serviced a number of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, and medical device manufacturers.  

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