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dedicated to serving, enhancing and promoting the success of its member companies for the mutual benefit of all concerned through the increased power of group strength and leadership.


Advocacy News
TMTA Backs the Following Legislation:

H.R. 820-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. Sponsored by Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI-9).

S. 433 A bill to establish a benefit calculation methodology with respect to currency undervaluation for purposes of countervailing investigations and reviews, and for other purposes. Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).


US-China Economic & Security Review Commission:  2015 Annual Report to Congress
Manufacturing & Technology News says every American should read this report to Congress and they will have a different perspective of the U.S.-China relationship and the federal government's unwillingness to defend the interests of American companies and their workers. Full article

In The News

From CNN News:
Donald Trump sought cheap labor overseas for clothing lines
Donald Trump may claim to have the backs of U.S. workers, but when it comes to making shirts for those backs, Trump has chosen to make his shirts overseas.  Full article  

From IndustryWeek:
Faster Than a (3-D Printed) Speeding Bullet
How Jabil Circuit is partnering with Hewlett-Packard to develop stronger parts, shorten product development life cycles and overhaul supply chains with the help of additive manufacturing.  Full article  

From NBC News:
Analysis: Trump May Have Had the Worst Week in Presidential Campaign History
October didn't wait 24 hours before delivering a surprise. It came in an envelope delivered to the New York Times containing portions of Donald Trump's tax returns, which he has been refusing to release.  Full article  

From the Washington Post:
How did North Korea get its hands on a New Zealand plane made with American parts?
One of the planes displayed during North Korea's first air show last month was made in New Zealand with American parts, underscoring the difficulties of implementing sanctions when North Korea's long border with China remains so porous.  Full article  

From IndustryWeek:
Emerging Technologies Shaping the Future of Logistics
The future of logistics is paved with innovation and technology.Let's take a look at some of the emerging trends that will affect the future of logistics.  Full article  

From Manufacturing & Technology News:
Chinese Manufacturers Have Quickly Become The World's Largest Market For Industrial Robots 
China is set to become the largest global producer of industrial robots. Annual sales of Chinese-made industrial robots to Chinese manufacturing companies are projected to reach 100,000 units by 2020, up from zero Chinese-made robots in 2012, and 20,400 in 2015, according to Wang Ruixiang, president of the China Machinery Industry Federation.  Full article  

From Manufacturing & Technology News:
By The Numbers: The U.S. Has 12 Million Manufacturing Workers; China Has Ten Times That Number -- 114 Million 
The number of manufacturing workers in China continued on a massive, historic, upward trajectory through 2013, the latest year for which data is available. While the number of manufacturing workers in the United States fell by 2,952,000 from 2002 through 2013, the number of manufacturing workers in China surged by an incredible 27,696,736, according to data compiled from China by The Conference Board.  Full article  

From Manufacturing & Technology News:
Chinese Manufacturers Have Quickly Become The World's Largest Market For Industrial Robots
China is set to become the largest global producer of industrial robots. Annual sales of Chinese-made industrial robots to Chinese manufacturing companies are projected to reach 100,000 units by 2020, up from zero Chinese-made robots in 2012, and 20,400 in 2015, according to Wang Ruixiang, president of the China Machinery Industry Federation.  Full article  

Membership Benefits News
MyBlue-Individual health plans from Blue Cross -- Click here to get in contact with your association

For Information on BCBSM health plans, contact
TMTA's endorsed agent, Bill Percha, at 586-904-9700.

                    Harleysville CustomPak
       an Insurance Package Designed Exclusively for TMTA Members

Harleysville CustomPak bundles together all the right coverages for the specific risks your business faces every day as a manufacturer. You can also add an array of a la carte options to meet your specific needs.

In the event of a loss, the right insurance coverage can make the difference between re-establishing your business and closing your doors forever! Make sure you have the right insurance coverage.

Find out how Harleysville & TMTA can protect your company and save you money,
contact TMTA's endorsed property and liability insurance agent,
Jay Poplawski of the Ralph C. Wilson Agency, at 1-800-638-1174.



Sign this Trade Balance Petition Sponsored by the Coalition for a Prosperous America!

For 40 years, perennial trade deficits have resulted in debilitating and potentially permanent job losses, stagnant incomes, industry losses and massive foreign debt. Stunningly, U.S. law has never prioritized balanced trade as a national objective.

Perpetual trade deficits and unlimited foreign debt are unsustainable for any nation. While there is still time to avoid a catastrophic economic correction, Congress should direct the President to pursue Balanced Trade now as the principal federal trade policy objective to ensure that trade agreements and other trade initiatives reduce and do not exacerbate our economic difficulties.







TMTA encourages you to patronize the companies on our Made In Americawho manufacture items in the USA. Click on the flag below.



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.

Find this book at Amazon.


 
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