NAM supports “Blue Dog Coalition” guidelines on energy
The National Association of Manufacturers announced this week its support of the Blue Dog Energy Principles, compiled by the coalition made up of conservative and moderate Democrats.
The National Association of Manufacturers this week voiced strong support for the Democratic Blue Dog Coalition’s new comprehensive energy guidelines, calling the principles a welcome “break from the usual rhetoric.”
“Forward-thinking principles like the coalition’s will go a long way toward crafting a functional domestic energy infrastructure,” said NAM president John Engler. “Supporting these principles is the right course of action for our country, and will help lead the nation toward lower energy costs and a more secure energy future.”
The Blue Dog Energy Principles support domestic energy production, diversity, and technology development. Information on the energy principles and the coalition is available at www.house.gov/ross/BlueDogs . The principles are consistent with the NAM’s own energy and economic security plan. Click here to read the whole story.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey