Governor Parson kicks off Infrastructure Week, promotes Proposition D

Governor Parson started Infrastructure Week with two stops in Columbia and a visit in Jefferson City Monday. The governor said he hoped voters would pass a gas tax increase on the November ballot for road and bridge improvements.  Parson also had several other infrastructure improvements he hoped would happen including technological improvements. “When you start… Read More Governor Parson kicks off Infrastructure Week, promotes Proposition D

NAM: Monday Economic Report

The stock market experienced tremendous volatility last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 5.4 percent in declines from Tuesday through Thursday before rebounding slightly on Friday. While many factors contributed to the decline in equities, selling accelerated sharply following the release of input costs data on Wednesday. Producer prices for final demand goods and services… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report

Manufacturing’s Commitment to Sustainability

The National Association of Manufacturers has joined with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) nonpartisan Better Plants Program earlier this year to launch the Sustainability in Manufacturing Partnership. Through this partnership, manufacturers can collaborate with the DOE in exploring emerging sustainability technologies, addressing future energy problems and shining a spotlight on how sustainability is vital to… Read More Manufacturing’s Commitment to Sustainability

NAM to Labor Department: OSHA Injury and Illness Proposed Rule Still Falls Short

The National Association of Manufacturers called on the Labor Department to make further improvements to its Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule. The rule proposes getting rid of some of the forms employers must file with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, the proposal would not fix several major problems. The NAM… Read More NAM to Labor Department: OSHA Injury and Illness Proposed Rule Still Falls Short

Quaker Window Products announces $65 million expansion in Eldon, Missouri

Quaker Window Products, Co. announced plans to expand their operations to a new location in Eldon, Missouri. This phased plan is also expected to create 300 new full-time jobs for the region. “We love it when homegrown Missouri businesses choose to continue growing in our state,” Missouri Governor Mike Parson was quoted as saying. “To… Read More Quaker Window Products announces $65 million expansion in Eldon, Missouri

Congress Sends President Trump Another Pro-Manufacturing Infrastructure Bill

The America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018 is the second significant infrastructure bill Congress has sent to the president’s desk in as many weeks. The AWIA includes both improvements to drinking and waste water infrastructure and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The NAM announced in a letter to U.S. Senators that it would… Read More Congress Sends President Trump Another Pro-Manufacturing Infrastructure Bill