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During the last few years, many companies have focused on how to train, recruit and retain millennials. However, a new generation is emerging and starting to enter the workforce that requires just as much attention – Generation Z.

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“Every year, more than 200,000 U.S. service members return to civilian life,” according to the Manufacturing Institute. And over the years, our industry has seen the value in these veterans joining our workforce – both for service members and manufacturers alike.

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“The trade wars have spilled over into the middle market,” according to the third quarter RSM US Middle Market Business Index, presented by RSM US LLP in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. According to the report, conducted every quarter since 2015, Q3 middle market revenues, net earnings, hiring and planned capital outlays all weakened year-over-year, while inventories, […]

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GovTrack helps people research and track relevant activities of the U.S. Congress, as well as the efforts of individual elected officials.

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Agile organizations are better equipped to anticipate and plan for change. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, agility is more important than ever.

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The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports directly to the U.S. president and plays a key role in pursuing their agendas. The agency is responsible for developing the president’s annual budget and overseeing its implementation.

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NAFEM regularly shares the website where members can locate contact details for federally elected officials. Thanks to a recently completed profile of the 116th congress by the Congressional Research Service, members can now learn more about the U.S. senators and representatives who make decisions that impact the commercial foodservice equipment industry.

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During the May meetings of NAFEM’s Technical Liaison Committee and Data Protocol Subcommittee, members were reminded that every piece of equipment and device connected to a network requires rigorous cybersecurity monitoring. According to TechRepublic, manufacturing companies are “the new low-hanging fruit” for cybersecurity since banks and tech companies have strengthened their protections. Members should consider their vulnerabilities that could lead to a cyberattack.

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Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), whose first job was as a dishwasher at a Walgreens grill and is the sole manufacturer in the U.S. Senate, met with NAFEM members at Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., May 31.

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