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It’s no secret that for many manufacturing companies, finding a fresh infusion of young, promising talent to lead the organization into the future is a top priority. We’ve talked before about what attracts millennials to an organization. However, hurdles like a low unemployment rate mean younger workers have more room to be choosey because there’s more competition for their skills.

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Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Industry 4.0. What exactly is it – and how can companies prepare their workforces for it?

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The United States, Mexico and Canada announced the final step in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) November 30, when President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Pena Nieto signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires. Details are outlined in a Presidential Fact Sheet.

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The competition recognizes individuals for creative, specific and innovative approaches that led to significant, measurable energy savings at their manufacturing facilities.

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CalOSHA revised its proposed legislation to prevent indoor heat-related illnesses by regulating the temperature in indoor places of employment.

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The Nov. 6 midterm elections saw changes at both the federal and state levels:

  • Republicans maintained control of the Senate and welcomes seven new members;
  • Democrats retook the House majority with at least 80 new members;
  • Republicans continue to dominate state gubernatorial races and state legislatures, although Democrats won in numerous states.

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This investigation is focused on small- and medium-sized businesses and supports the current agenda of The United States-United Kingdom Trade and Investment Working Group, which is assessing ways to strengthen trade and investment ties and provide commercial continuity for U.S. and U.K. businesses as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union.

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NAFEM members have raised questions regarding the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plans to enforce EPA’s original SNAP 20 & 21 rules, beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently provided an update on its plans to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in part, by prohibiting refrigerants with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP) in stationary refrigeration systems.

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