Category: Regulations

Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Friday 32 class action lawsuits had been filed against the company in connection with the recently disclosed security flaws in its chips. The lawsuits claim that users were harmed by Intel’s “actions and/or omissions” related […]


IBM lawsuit casts diversity in starkly competitive terms

February 15, 2018

Via: Reuters

International Business Machines Corp’s (IBM.N) insistence in a new lawsuit that its efforts to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce are trade secrets bucks a trend towards transparency and highlights how companies can see the issue in competitive terms, business […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump offshore oil drilling plan draws protest in California

February 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Environmental activists in California on Thursday plan to protest a Trump Administration proposal to vastly increase offshore oil drilling in the United States. The protest was planned to immediately precede a public meeting by the U.S. […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

California sues Trump administration over fracking rule

January 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration yet again Wednesday, this time for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment. The suit challenges the federal […]


Business Groups in US, Canada, Mexico Fear Breakup of Manufacturing Supply Chain without NAFTA

January 23, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Noting that NAFTA has helped quadruple trade between the three countries since taking effect in 1994, now reaching $1.5 trillion annually, the chambers of commerce from all three countries argue that multinational manufacturing value chains could be expensive to break […]


Automakers put on show while policy storms loom

January 17, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine the health of the industry than anything since the industry’s U.S. bailout […]


Workers Want President Trump to Act on Steel Imports — But Some Aren’t Expecting Much

January 12, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Trump has 90 days to safeguard American-made steel. It’s all on President Trump now. The Commerce Department on Thursday evening announced it had officially submitted to President Trump its national security investigation into steel imports. Trump now has 90 […]


Third Wave Systems Completes Military Contract for Machining Composites

December 28, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Third Wave Systems has delivered results on a $3 million U.S. Air Force contract made in 2013, one of the largest-funded projects in the company’s 20-year history. The focus of the project was to expand the company’s metalcutting solutions to […]


How Trade Policies Led to the Decline of American Manufacturing

December 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Many people think that the decline in American manufacturing started with American manufacturers sourcing manufacturing offshore in order to achieve lower labor costs, avoid regulations, and pay lower taxes. While the decline accelerated after China was granted the status of […]


Manufacturing makes a $40.5bn impact on San Antonio economy

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry in San Antonio, Texas, has not been hugely successful in terms of the rise of its employment over a five-year period ending 2016. However, in this period the industry’s overall economic impact grew by 28%, which is […]