From MSCI, Connecting the Dots On June 17, 2020, US Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer testified before the US House Ways and Means Committee and the US Senate Finance Committee on the Trump administration’s trade agenda. The discussion with lawmakers included remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and trade … Continue reading Ambassador Lighthizer Testifies On US Trade Policy
Thanks to MSCI, Connecting the Dots On June 17, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) again updated its COVID-19 guidance for employers. This guidance outlines employers’ responsibilities under federal civil rights laws. The most recent update addresses the issues of medical screening, pregnant and older workers, Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and obligations for … Continue reading EEOC: US Employers Cannot Require Antibody Tests
Thanks to MSCI, Connecting the Dots On June 18, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance to assist employers reopening non-essential businesses during the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The DOL’s guidance supplements the US Department of Health and Human Services’ previously developed Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 and the … Continue reading OSHA Issues New Guidance On Non-Essential Business Re-openings
By Reginald C. Whitaker, CSP , EH&S Manager, Oklahoma Steel & Wire Co. Reginald Whitaker, Chair, AWPA Environmental, Health and Safety Committee, has provided an overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 652 standard, adopted by OSHA, related to the combustible dust found in wire drawing facilities. It covers the action items that must … Continue reading Combustible Dust Regulatory Compliance by September 2020
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that it will not consider the appeal by the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), Kurt Orban Partners, and Sim-Tex which challenged the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute. Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade … Continue reading Supreme Court Denies AIIS Appeal
Thank you to Optimus Steel for supporting the upcoming Annual Meeting. Optimus is sponsoring our economic speaker, Mr. Bernard Baumohl. Mr. Baumohl will have the latest on economic developments for the global economy and manufacturing. Located in Beaumont, Texas, Optimus Steel produces a wide range of high-quality Wire Rods, Coiled Rebar, and Billets. Throughout the … Continue reading Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsorship: Thank you to Optimus Steel!
With the release of the Annexes to the Presidential Proclamation issued late Friday, January 24, we now know that only the products noted in the proclamation have been added to the steel tariff coverage. While the proclamation outlined the criteria for coverage – that criteria was applied only to nails and bumper stampings. Nail products … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS
If you haven’t yet registered to attend the Annual Meeting – don’t wait! The deadline for the best value is Monday. Register here. The speaker line up for the meeting is filling out. Here’s some of who we’ll be hearing from next month. Election and Legislative Update Lisa James Partner, Gordon C. James Public Relations … Continue reading Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?
The earlybird deadline is approaching – so make sure to register for the Annual Meeting. AWPA is happy to announce that Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group, will speak at the upcoming meeting. Mr. Baumohl is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the US … Continue reading Annual Meeting: Bernard Baumohl to Speak
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany acquired the TRAXIT International GmbH, Schwelm, Germany. With this acquisition TRAXIT Group becomes a further division of the Klüber Lubrication Group. TRAXIT provides the wire drawing industry with a complete range of lubricants to suit all types of wire for all applications for 139 years. From … Continue reading Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants