PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS

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

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

Late Friday night, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the scope of the Steel and Aluminum tariffs imposed under Section 232. The Proclamation imposes tariffs on products derived from steel and aluminum which have surged since the imposition of the original 25% Steel tariffs and 10% Aluminum tariffs.  However, the Annexes which will … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?

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?

Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants

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

Federal Reserve Board Releases Paper on Effects of Tariffs on US Manufacturing

The Federal Reserve has issued a working paper on the effects of the current tariff environment, including US tariffs and retaliatory tariffs on the US manufacturing sector. They estimate the impact of tariffs on manufacturing employment, output, and producer prices. They find that US industries “more exposed to tariff increases experience relative reductions in employment … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board Releases Paper on Effects of Tariffs on US Manufacturing

Happy New Year! Start 2020 Off Right – Register for the Annual Meeting Today!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. As we start a new decade, there is an awful lot going on in the world, and in the steel wire industry.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to register for the Annual Meeting. It’s your chance to start the year off right, with all the latest … Continue reading Happy New Year! Start 2020 Off Right – Register for the Annual Meeting Today!

Busy Making Holiday Plans? Don’t forget to Register for the Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting will be here before you know it. Be sure to register before the  busy holiday season gets too hectic! The meeting occurs just after the first political primaries for the 2020 presidential election year. The tariff program on Steel imports will be coming up on its 2 year anniversary and actions on … Continue reading Busy Making Holiday Plans? Don’t forget to Register for the Annual Meeting!

Webinar – Cracking the Code: How to Bring On Gen Z Makers

If you attended the 2018 Operations Managers Meeting, you’ll remember Elena Valentine , CEO of Skill Scout, and her presentation on using video job descriptions to connect with the younger workforce. She is presenting a free webinar on attracting young talent October 8. You can check out a clip and sign up at the link: … Continue reading Webinar – Cracking the Code: How to Bring On Gen Z Makers