How Biden Plan Could Impact Manufacturers

President Biden released his much-anticipated American Jobs Plan during a speech in Pittsburgh. The massive $2.25 trillion economic package includes $1.3 trillion for infrastructure spending and another $980 billion in investments in R&D, workforce development, manufacturing and eldercare. A number of specific policy proposals included in the eight-year spending initiative could impact equipment manufacturers. 

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Manufacturing Insights

Dec. 29, 2020 – With 2020 quickly coming to an end, Venkat Eswara, vice president of product marketing, Syncron – a manufacturing tech provider that works with OEMs including Mazda, JCB and Hitachi Industries – predicted what could be on the horizon for 2021. From remote service to “contactless” test drives, manufacturing has gone to great lengths in its attempts to modify…

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CEMEX Manufacturing Day Highlights Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix

Teachers and students in Victorville, Calif., and across the country were able to get an inside look into the manufacturing of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, as well as learn directly from CEMEX USA employees about its sustainability efforts and future employment possibilities, as part of Manufacturing Day.

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John Deere Wins Auction to Deploy 5G in Manufacturing Facilities

John Deere has successfully obtained 5G licenses in five counties in Iowa and Illinois as part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz spectrum. This will enable John Deere to accelerate the availability of 5G in its largest manufacturing facilities in North America.

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AEM Survey Reveals What is on Mind of Manufacturers

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) released the findings of its most recent CEO survey. The survey, the third in a series of surveys that AEM has conducted since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, asked executives of leading equipment manufacturing companies to weigh in on the job that President Trump and the 116th Congress have done to support the…

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Komatsu Breaks Ground for New Campus in Milwaukee

Building on its 135-year legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in the city’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the state of Wisconsin and city of Milwaukee, Komatsu is…

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Capstone Headwaters Releases Update

July 16, 2020 – Capstone Headwaters released its Industrials & Manufacturing Update, reporting that after a three-month decline that brought U.S. manufacturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June. The simultaneous Oil & Gas supply and demand shock has created unprecedented disruption, with U.S. petroleum demand in April falling to its…

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