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Manufacturing Takes a Starring Role in President Obama's Sixth State of the Union Address

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Last night, President Obama delivered the sixth State of the Union address of his presidency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  And the manufacturing sector took a starring role.

Here are some highlights of the manufacturing-focused portions of the speech - 
First, President Obama opened his speech by recounting some successes of recent years and crediting the American people.  "Here are the results of your efforts," he said.  Third on the list - "A manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s."  In addition, he said, "for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is."

"That’s why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America," he said.  "After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth."
Secondly, …

PMA Co-Sponsors Largest Gathering of Manufacturing Leaders of the Year

Calling all manufacturers!  PMA is a co-sponsor The MFG Meeting (Manufacturing for Growth): Opportunity has no limits…leap for it!  Hosted by PMA, the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology, The MFG Meeting will take place March 5-8, 2014 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona and brings together the complete chain of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of the industry. With a dual focus on finding solutions to business challenges and networking with peers, The MFG Meeting helps industry leaders plan for the future and make connections today. 

Meet more than 700 manufacturing leaders at the fourth edition of The MFG Meeting (Manufacturing for Growth).  This year’s conference of manufacturing companies will address such critical issues as closing the skills gap, strategic competitiveness and accelerating leadership development.  Speakers include John Walker, chairman of Oxford Economics; Alan…