Category Archives: Manufacturing

National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: McCreary Modern

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. For our final feature of the week, we’re showcasing McCreary Modern’s apprenticeship program.…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: IBM

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Today, we’re highlighting IBM’s apprenticeship program, which launched just last month. IBM has…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Bühler Aeroglide

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Given today’s #WorkReadyWednesday falls during National Apprenticeship Week, we’re continuing our series of…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Caterpillar

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. Today, we’re excited to feature Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Wayne Brothers Incorporated

In honor of the third annual National Apprenticeship Week, we are highlighting our member companies’ leading apprenticeship programs. Over the last five years, the number of apprentices nationwide has grown drastically, with more than 545,000 apprentices across the country – many of whom call North Carolina home. On this first day of National Apprenticeship Week, we’re excited to shine a…

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After FERC Approval of Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Anti-Growth Groups Target Manufacturing

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is one step closer to providing the reliable delivery of low-cost natural gas supplies to portions of eastern North Carolina after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. As Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, described, “FERC’s approval is…

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, Manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by featuring career opportunities and changing the public perception of manufacturing.…

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Manufacturing Day is One Month Away

One month from today, manufacturers from around the country will invite their communities into their facilities to celebrate modern manufacturing as part of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017. This annual celebration connects manufacturers with students, educators, local leaders and the business community to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by featuring career opportunities and changing the public perception of manufacturing.…

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Modernizing NAFTA Should Improve Protections for American Businesses

Ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations that are slated to begin this week, the NC Chamber joined more than 100 organizations in calling on the Trump Administration to preserve and improve investment protections as part of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Ross, Secretary…

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Proposed Regulation Would Impose Undue Burden on Manufacturers, Retailers and Consumers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is actively considering a proposed regulation that will impose undue burdens on manufacturers, retailers and consumers should it be put into effect. Specifically, the rule will require a mandatory standard for table saws, where all table saws sold in the U.S. will be forced to incorporate patented technology. This costly rule will add…

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