ASME NQA-1:2012 Courses Offered
ACI-Aerospace Consultants International LLC becomes new teaching affiliate of Theseus Professional Services, Inc. of Westminster, MD to host ASME NQA-1:2012 10 CRF. 50 Appendix B training and certification for nuclear industry engineers in Michigan and suppliers to the D.O.E. Uranium Processing Facility in Oak Ridge, TN.
The first ACI/Theseus course "ASME NQA-1:2008 Lead Auditor Training and Certification" is being set for June 24 - 28, 2013. The second course "Understanding and Implementing ASME NQA-1" is being set for July 1 - 3, 2013. These courses will be hosted at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. NQA-1 Courses will commence in Oak Ridge, TN during July 2013. For more information on the ASME NQA-1 Courses, please visit both www.aciaerocert.com and www.theseuspro.com for courses, schedule of dates, and locations or call (313) 310-1179 for more information.
TMTA Backs H.R. 1276:
TMTA Fights for You for Currency Reform
H.R. 1276, is the same as H.R. 639 (112th Congress). Its aim is to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any foreign country.
Previous legislation (H.R. 639 (112th Congress) and H.R. 2378) gained popularity, but did not pass both the House and Senate. H.R. 1276 begins the process again as proof that we will not give up the fight.
The Coalition for a Prosperous America has created an easy and quick way to send an e-mail to your Representative. Visit their page here.
Only one way out for Europe, and austerity's not it
The whole of Europe is headed for a permanent recession-a depression. Austerity and labor market reforms can't save it. Abandoning the euro and deficit spending in Germany is the only way out. Full article
More Than a Fat Paycheck: Jobs With Obese Workers
Does this job make me look fat? If you are a bus driver, the answer is probably yes. The news is also bad for manufacturing and production workers, as well as installation or repair workers, according to a survey for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Full article
Where's the Applause? Explaining the Lack of Industry Enthusiasm for NNMI
The National Association of Manufacturers is not alone in ignoring or at least giving little attention to government manufacturing technology policies. Few manufacturing companies spend serious time lobbying for these efforts. Full article
Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
As baby boomers begin to exit the workforce, manufacturers look to influence the youth of today about the promise of manufacturing careers. Full article
Foreign Food Inspections on Decline as Illnesses From Imported Goods Rise
Inside a warehouse near the Canadian border, boneless hams bound for Philadelphia are coming off a tractor-trailer from Toronto under the gaze of a federal food inspector. Each week, about 20 of the 150 food trucks from Canada are rejected because of paperwork problems or contaminated meat. Full article
Without A Strong Manufacturing Sector, The U.S. Struggles To Break Out Of Recession
The United States is having a more difficult time recovering from recessions because of the shift to a service-based economy. Without a strong manufacturing sector, the country is not generating the jobs and growth that accompanied recoveries of the past half century, according to researchers at UC Berkeley and Siena College. Full article
MIT Drills Into The Manufacturing Skills Shortage And Finds That It Doesn't Really Exist
The widely reported and discussed shortage of 600,000 skilled workers for current vacancies in the manufacturing sector is a myth. No shortage on such a scale exists, according to "fact-based and concrete" research conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Where there are shortages of manufacturing workers, the skills they need can be attained by enrolling for one or two years at most of the nation's community colleges. Full article
Health Care Reform Compliance Assistance
Keep informed on Health Care Reform Compliance with the Health Care Reform Toolkits made available by the Ralph C. Wilson Agency.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bill Percha at 586-904-9700. Bill is TMTA's endorsed insurance provider and he can assist members with their every insurance need.
21st Century Trade Agreement Principles
We simply cannot afford to have only multinationals influencing our government's trade policy. Your company signature gives the Coalition for a Prosperous America more clout before trade officials and Congress to influence future trade deals so America can benefit.
If you are an authorized representative of your business/organization (no individuals), please add your business/organization name to this document.
Save Your Business Money and Bring Yourself Peace of Mind!
Have you conducted an annual property and liability insurance checkup to ensure that your existing coverage is still giving you the protection you need against unforeseen risks?
Contact TMTA's endorsed property and liability insurance agent, Jay Poplawski of the Wilson Agency, at 1-800-638-1174 to get your "TMTA Insurance Checkup" today.
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Buying America Back
A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity
by: Alan Uke
Buying America Back outlines a plan to turn back the tide with a grass-roots movement to promote American industry by helping American consumers have a better understanding of where their goods (and services) come from.
Accurate disclosure would enable consumers to reward local producers or those with high local-product content. Uke points out that this approach is increasingly popular with food, and prevalent in many other countries.
Determined consumer leadership on this issue, he maintains, could goad Congress into action and prompt corporations to revive domestic production.
"As more products are produced globally, it's not as simple as buying American anymore. Alan clearly walks you through the relationship between where a product is made and how important a fair trade ratio is to the United States. By educating consumers on this, Alan proposes using consumer choice and economic freedom to succeed where the big government programs have failed--moving the economy and producing jobs."--U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
Every once in a while, you'll stumble upon a book that significantly changes the way you see the world. This is one of those books...what was most striking about this work is its potential - with no trade restrictions, subsidies, or costly regulations (and almost no cost to businesses or taxpayers!) - to drastically improve the state of the U.S. economy on the scale of tens or hundreds of billion dollars and hundreds of thousands of new jobs annually.