June 1, 2016 | By Stephen Barlas
U.S. manufacturers have to come to terms with the new overtime rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.
May 31, 2016 | By Stephen Barlas
April 11, 2016 | By Stephen Barlas
Shops that have abrasive blasting capabilities need to be aware that a new OSHA rule involving worker exposure to crystalline silica particles has been published.
February 12, 2016 | By Stephen Barlas
Under the provision, Industrial Assessment Centers would be able to do more than advise manufacturers.
January 21, 2016 | By Stephen Barlas
Congress finally provides permanent approval for Section 179 expensing deduction and bonus depreciation laws.
December 9, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
The recently approved highway bill increases domestic content and funding for railway cars.
October 22, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
It may be an uphill battle as the EPA reduces the limits of nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds that manufacturers can release into the atmosphere.
August 7, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
Proposed legislation might make it possible for manufacturers to access big-data capabilities at national labs.
June 4, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
President Obama wants $150 million to expand innovation network.
May 11, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
Mechanism to protect investors outside the purview of U.S. courts proves to be an issue of concern for those that oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
April 2, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
The Precision Machined Products Association believes metal manufacturing operations will struggle to meet proposed EPA ozone standards.
March 11, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed in February to tighten up air emission standards for aerospace manufacturing and fabrication facilities. The agency said it initially surveyed 1,300 facilities nationwide that potentially could emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs); all of these...
March 10, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
Prospects for Senate passage of a bill establishing a permanent expensing allowance for capital equipment are dicey. The House passed the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 636) in February with all but one Republican voting for it and 33 Democrats adding their support. Now...
February 5, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
The Environmental Protection Agency has finally enacted its rulemaking that affects metal manufacturers that have to recycle or dispose of spent solvents.
January 9, 2015 | By Stephen Barlas
Congress fulfilled President Barack Obama's wish to set up a network of manufacturing innovation centers across the U.S., but there is a catch: The effort won't have its own budget. The endeavor will have to be funded through existing budgets in the Department of Energy and the Pentagon.