Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the upcoming webinars that might be of interest to you and your company: Insights from the Department of Defense’s Domestic PPE Information Days on projected PPE demand and increasing domestic PPE production capacity. August 6 at 11:00 am.  […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Port of Montreal Prepares for Another Strike The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375 has planned a 72-hour strike at the Termont terminals at the Port of Montreal. The strike is planned for August 3, at 7:00 am, through August 7, at 6:59 am. […]

Governor Scott Sets September 8 as State-Wide School Opening Date

Governor Scott has signed a Directive officially setting Tuesday, September 8 as the universal reopening date for Vermont schools (click here). The directive requires all public and independent schools to open for in-person or remote instruction on September 8, with an exception for schools primarily serving students with disabilities, which can restart operations prior to […]

2021 STEP Ahead Awards Nominations

Nominations for AIV’s national partner and ally the Manufacturing Institute’s 2021 STEP Ahead Awards to honor and recognize women in manufacturing will open August 1. Since 2012, the STEP Ahead Awards has recognized more than 1,000 outstanding female leaders in science, technology, engineering, and production, from the factory floor to the C-suite, elevating the role […]

Additional Guidance on FLSA, FMLA, and FFCRA

The US Department of Labor has announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how the requirements and protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) impact the workplace as America continues to reopen from the coronavirus. The […]

Vermont Economic Recovery Grants Still Available

There is still money available and time remains to apply for Vermont Economic Recovery Grants. Funds are available to Vermont businesses who can demonstrate a revenue decline of at least 50% in any one-month period from March 1 to August 31, when compared with the same month in 2019.  Last week, $33 million in grant […]

Vermont Sole Proprietor Grants Available

An economic relief grant program is available to provide grants of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to qualifying sole proprietors through a lottery draw – it is not first come, first serve. The program is funded through $1.5 million from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s CDBG Program, and passed through ACCD. The application window opens […]

COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program Now Open

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 Agriculture Assistance Program for dairy producers and processors who have experienced income loss, additional expenses, and market disruption as a result of the pandemic. $25 million is available for businesses through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. For details about the […]

Upcoming Webinars

The following webinars are provided by AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute:  US Customs & Border Protection’s USMCA Center webinar to discuss USMCA implementation. July 20 at 3:00 pm. Click here to register. What’s Next for Manufacturing? The Implications: Rethinking Supply Chains and Reshoring. July 21 […]

Updated Resources and Guidelines from USDOL and OSHA

The following are recently posted or updated guidance and resources from the US Department of Labor and OSHA:  New FMLA Forms and RFI The Department streamlined optional-use forms that workers and employers can use to request and coordinate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (click here).  They also published a Request for Information […]