JULY 2020 – An Optimistic Look Ahead

What a difference a few months makes. In our last update in March, we were just beginning to understand the immediate effects that this global pandemic was having on our economy and on our Manufacturing sector. Fast forward 90 days and the picture has evolved into one that is having and will have lasting effects on our nation’s health and on our manufacturing economy.

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DECEMBER 2019 – Year End Review

thankful to our customers and to our suppliers for the support that we received throughout 2019. The past year has been, to say the least, an interesting year for the domestic manufacturing sector. For our part, we have experienced continuing strength of demand across most sectors that we serve.

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DECEMBER 2018 – Year End Review

The Sko-Die team is very thankful to our customers and to our suppliers for their support that we received throughout 2018. This year has seen continuing strength of our overall manufacturing sector. These conditions have translated into opportunities for us to grow our business with our valued customers and to advance new opportunities in the…

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MARCH 2018 – How 232 Tariffs Affect You

As you are aware, on March 8, 2018, the federal government announced that it is imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from all countries, except Canada and Mexico. Sko-Die understands there is a lot of confusion about how this will affect our company’s, and the broader…

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232 STEEL – Aluminum Tariff Scope

PRODUCT SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION (28, 29) For this report, the product scope covers steel mill products (“steel”) which are defined at the Harmonized System (“HS”) 6-digit level as: 720610 through 721650, 721699 through 730110, 730210, 730240 through 730290, and 730410 through 730690, including any subsequent revisions to these HS codes. The following discontinued HS codes…

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DECEMBER 2017 – Year End Review

As we close out 2017 and look back on the year, it is hard to argue that the domestic manufacturing sector has certainly enjoyed a resurgence. Since Q4 2106, the manufacturing sector real output has been steadily gaining ground and is approaching the historic high levels last seen in 2008. It is undeniable that we now live…

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