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National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist, Chad Moutray, provides a review of 2015 as well as the headline makers from the first weeks of the new year. 
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United Tool Supply
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
American Stress Technologies
Washington Post
The U.S. economy finished the year with red-hot hiring spree, adding 292,000 new jobs as the unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent, according to new government data released Friday morning.
While manufacturers had a more positive month than expected, adding 8,000 jobs in December, 2015 will go down one of the softest years for employment growth in the sector since the Great Recession. All in, manufacturers added 30,000 workers on net in 2015, well below the 215,000 workers hired in 2014.
An acceleration in U.S. wage growth reinforces the Federal Reserve's view that inflation is poised to rebound and could lead the central bank to raise rates more this year than many investors expect.
Federal New Radio
The House on Thursday passed a bill to cut agency regulations, despite opposition from Democratic leadership and the White House. The Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, which passed in a 245-174 vote, would set up a watchdog commission to review and remove outdated agency regulations.
Industrial Distribution
Contributing Editor, Jack Keough, discusses the graying of the U.S. manufacturing workforce. He talks about the lack of skilled workers coming into manufacturing and the projections for unfilled jobs over the next decade.
Crain’s Chicago Business via Reuters
Mitsubishi Motors said Thursday it would close its sole production plant in the United States as the Japanese automaker cuts losses on dwindling sales in North America and a strong U.S. dollar, which has stymied returns.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
This seminar teaches the forensic analysis of failed gearboxes. Learn about the limitation and capabilities of rolling element bearings and the gears that they support so you can properly apply the best gear-bearing combination to any gearbox, whether simple or complex.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for November is out, and the numbers are up for the month, though still down for the year.

Order values increased 2.2 percent across the board compared to October, with the biggest industry investment in appliances, automotive, computer and electronics, and HVAC, a trickle-down effect, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology, of the year’s new housing starts. The year-to-date orders are down 17.2 percent from the same point in 2014.
PR Newswire
SmarTech Markets Publishing (, the leading industry analyst firm in 3D printing (3DP)/additive manufacturing, has just announced five important predictions for 3DP's hottest market segment -metal printing technologies.
Rave Gears, LLC
Per recent manufacturing indicators, Europe's economy may surprise on the upside in 2016, while China is likely to continue stumbling along, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson. (video)
Manufacturing Business Technology
The emergence of intelligent, networked devices — aka the Internet of Things (IoT) — promises major change in many aspects of business. IoT is already being applied in manufacturing, distribution and logistics to do such things as monitor the environmental condition of products during shipment, send an alert when factory equipment needs maintenance, and track the speed, safety, and fuel efficiency of trucks and their drivers. Manufacturers and other businesses that aren’t paying attention today will face tough competition from competitors tomorrow.
As an industry, manufacturing is "hot." Regions are creating manufacturing initiatives, countries are creating policies to lure manufacturing back and prepare the next generation of talent, maker fairs show entrepreneurs and small-scale artisans how they too can design and manufacture their own products, what manufacturers sell goes well beyond the 100-year-old recipe and the mechanical drawings, and new technologies are changing the economies of scale so that large- and small-scale value chains can be successful.
Financial Times (UK)
Industrial production in Latin America’s second-largest economy fell by a surprise 0.5 percent in November from the previous month as a slump in construction activity and the continued weakness in the energy and manufacturing sectors took their toll.
Lexington Herald Leader
An Illinois center that assists manufacturers has received a $25 million federal grant. The funding to the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and will help small businesses keep up with changing technology.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Moscow is considering transferring the manufacturing of components for the major Russian carmakers KAMAZ and AVTOVAZ from Turkey to Serbia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday.
In hopes of eradicating poverty, local leaders—from industry, education, labor, community-based organizations and local government—are working collectively on building bridges to opportunity that put people on the path to a family-sustaining wage and stable, rewarding careers.
Star SU LLC.
Bourn & Koch Inc.
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