NAM: Monday Economic Report

There were several reports out last week highlighting strength in the U.S. economy. Along those lines, manufacturing production expanded robustly in October, up 1.3 percent, its fastest monthly pace of growth since April. In October, durable and nondurable goods production rose by 0.4 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively, with the latter rebounding from significant declines in activity… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report

Associated Industries of Missouri leads charge against flawed classification of herbicide

Associated Industries of Missouri, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Farm Bureau, and St. Louis-based National Corn Growers Association have joined other groups targeting classification that would devastate American food supply and the economy. To read the full article, click here.  “Associated Industries of Missouri is part of a nationwide diverse coalition of groups that have… Read More Associated Industries of Missouri leads charge against flawed classification of herbicide

NAM Webinar – The Digital Supply Network: A New Era of Supply Chain Visibility & Resiliency

REGISTER NOW November 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Complex supply chain networks are not the only challenge facing manufacturing’s supply chain leaders. They also face complex choices about how to utilize technology and data analytics to drive innovation and enable new market growth. In this webinar, Cindy Elliott and Prof. Swink take a… Read More NAM Webinar – The Digital Supply Network: A New Era of Supply Chain Visibility & Resiliency

Defense bill includes 24 new Super Hornets built in St. Louis

Negotiators from the U.S. House and Senate late Wednesday night agreed to a $700 billion defense bill that would fund construction of 24 new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets built by Boeing workers in St. Louis. John LaBombard, a spokesman for Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said several other Missouri-specific projects are in the bill, including $175 million in funding… Read More Defense bill includes 24 new Super Hornets built in St. Louis

NAM’s Timmons: Another step closer to historic Tax Reform

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the introduction of tax reform legislation in the U.S. Senate: “Momentum is building for historic tax reform, and the Senate’s bold vision takes us one step closer to victory—to a plan that lifts everyone up and leaves no one behind.… Read More NAM’s Timmons: Another step closer to historic Tax Reform

The NAM raises concern over trend of activist lawsuits against manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) declared in Investor’s Business Daily that trial lawyers are “waging a reckless assault against manufacturers” in pursuing politically-motivated lawsuits. Linda Kelly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the NAM and leader of the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, authored the opinion piece that outlines how “legal crusaders” are using lawsuits… Read More The NAM raises concern over trend of activist lawsuits against manufacturers