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December 2015 - Economic Indicators and the Manufacturing Economy

DECEMBER 2015 - Economic Indicators and the Manufacturing Economy………A vibrant domestic manufacturing sector is a key contributor to the economic engine of our country. At Sko-Die, we are firmly committed to the strength and expansion of our domestic manufacturing sector. For nearly 70 years, we have served an array of markets and customers that are all affected by the relative strength or weakness of several economic indicators. Though the major media outlets do make regular mention of our manufacturing economy, a vast majority of the discussion tends towards some of the specific subsets of our overall manufacturing sector, such as Housing Starts, Automobile production and Oil Pricing.

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July 2015 - Energy Efficiency and the markets that we serve

July 2015 - Energy Efficiency and the markets that we serve. The broad topic of Energy Efficiency touches our lives and our industry in many ways. Cost savings and stewardship of our planet’s natural resources are but a couple of the many drivers of the actions being taken across the manufacturing sector to address this topic.  More than half of all electricity consumed in the manufacturing sector is used for powering motors.  At Sko-Die, the Motor, Generator and Transformer markets are at the heart of those industries that we are proud to serve.  We remain steadfast in our efforts to assist our customers in achieving improvements in the area of efficiency.

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March 2015 - U.S. COMMERCE SECRETARY PENNY PRITZKER ANNOUNCES NEW MANUFACTURING COUNCIL MEMBERS

Sko-Die is a proud member of several industry associations that are committed to the advancement of our industry and a strong overall Manufacturing economy.  The TMA (www.tmaillinois.org) is one such association with which Sko-Die is strongly aligned.  The TMA was in the news recently as one of our fellow association members was named to the US Commerce Department's Manufacturing Council.  This council, formed in 2004, advises the Commerce Department on policies and strategies to strengthen the US Manufacturing Economy.  Sko-Die and the TMA are proud to have a member participate in this capacity. 

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OCTOBER 2014 - Electrical Steel Trade Cases

OCTOBER 2014 - Electrical Steel Trade Cases

The ITC has issued a final ruling in a portion of the currently open trade cases filed against certain countries for the import of Grain Oriented Electrical Steel (GOES) products.  The decision by the ITC on August 27 was found in favor of Germany, Japan and Poland and absolved them of import duties. The ITC is scheduled to make final injury determinations on the remaining cases against the Czech Republic, China, Korea and Russia on October 23rd.

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