The International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 to provide relief to the US wire rod industry from imports from Belarus, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Commissioners will vote three separate times in this case. They are scheduled to make final determinations in the AD investigations of South Africa and Ukraine by March … Continue reading ITC Votes to Impose Duties on Wire Rod Imports From 3 Countries
Ken Monahan, Director for International Economic Affairs Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will address AWPA members at the upcoming Government Affairs Conference. He will discuss the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation, and what it may mean for the manufacturing industry. At NAM, Mr. Monahan works with NAM member companies to develop and advocate the association’s positions … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: Ken Monahan to Speak on NAFTA Renegotiation
NAM and the Manufacturing Institute have partnered with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) on a project focused on apprenticeship. NIMS was recently awarded a US Department of Labor contract to expand registered apprenticeships across all sectors of manufacturing. As part of that contract and a larger effort to increase the use of apprenticeship, … Continue reading Workforce Development: New Opportunities and Resources for Apprenticeship Programs
The 2017 Annual Meeting moves back to the west coast! The Meritage Resort & Spa will be the site for next year’s meeting, and hotel reservations are available now. The meeting will be held February 20-22, and the discounted room rate is $209/night. If you are interested in arriving in Napa early, a limited number … Continue reading Save the Date for the 2017 Annual Meeting – Hotel Reservations Available Now
There is still time to take advantage of the discounted registration and hotel room pricing for the 2016 Operations Managers Meeting in beautiful Charlotte, NC. Along with a tour of HSM’s Hickory Springs facility, personnel challenges take center stage this year in a two-day workshop to develop an ACTIONABLE ROADMAP to engage your multigenerational workforce. … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting Registration and Hotel Discount Extended to September 13!
Saturday, July 30 Day 2 of the Clinton/Kaine bus tour began with a stop at Johnstown Wire Technologies (JWT). After a tour of the facilities, Hillary Clinton, the first woman candidate to top a major party ticket, spoke to their 250 employees and posed for pictures. JWT is a member of the American … Continue reading Clinton Bus Tour Stops at Johnstown Wire Technologies
It’s been a busy week in Washington, DC. Over 80 AWPA Members joined 500 participants in NAM’s Manufacturing Summit in promoting the manufacturing industry on Capitol Hill. Monday began with committee meetings and ended with a rooftop reception overlooking the Washington Monument. Tuesday’s advocacy began with a Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing, and then many … Continue reading 2016 Government Affairs Conference: It’s A Wrap!
The Government Affairs Conference is the perfect opportunity to meet with colleagues, customers, and suppliers, while informing yourself on the current issues facing the industry, and advocating for your company on Capitol Hill. You can save your company $100 if you register before May 13! Don’t miss out – register today! Discounted hotel rooms are … Continue reading Government Affairs Conference: Only 2 Weeks Remaining for Earlybird Registration!
On February 24th, the President signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, commonly known as the Customs Reauthorization bill, into law. This bill includes the language of the ENFORCE Act, which was written by a number of AWPA member companies which formed a coalition to address the problem of the evasion of … Continue reading Obama Signs ENFORCE into Law
The 2016 Annual Meeting will take place in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, February 22-24. Registration is now open, so don’t wait – register today! The program includes an economic update, a look at the Presidential elections, a scrap market outlook, and the rod supply panel returns! The Vinoy Renaissance is a beautiful, historic hotel with … Continue reading Register Now for the 2016 Annual Meeting in St. Pete!