Webinar Series | Beyond the Buzzwords: Weaving the Digital Thread through your Digitalization Journey

The following is provided by AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM As manufacturers enter the new era of American industry, explore how the digital transformation impacts business from the lens of AI, flexibility, competitiveness and more. Presented in partnership with Siemens, this four-part series dives into the “why” behind digital transformation for manufacturing business […]

Continuing Work on Tax Reform in Vermont and Washington

After leading efforts for reform over the last decade or more, AIV was recently successful in convincing the Legislature to enact single sales apportionment for state corporate income tax liability, which can significantly reduce state corporate income taxes for manufacturers and other exporting businesses, as well as an expansion of the sales tax exemption for […]

DEC Financial Support for Diesel Emissions Reduction Coming This Fall

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will once again be offering incentive funding this fall through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program.  This funding will be competitively awarded to projects that reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and nonroad equipment.  Click here for more. Funding will be available for: Replacement of diesel-powered […]

Federal Agencies Regulatory Agenda

Last week, the Biden Administration published its “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” (click here), the biannual report on actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Although the Agenda tends to be aspirational, it provides important insights about proposed regulatory and deregulatory actions, as well as broader priorities, at […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Transforming Advanced Manufacturing Through Industry 4.0.  McKinsey 6/27 “The last decade has seen companies operating under increasing levels of disruption. Quickly changing customer preferences, as well as demand uncertainty and disruptions, are challenging planning systems to unprecedented degrees. National security interests, trade barriers, and logistics disruptions are pushing businesses to find alternatives to globalized supply chains. […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Economic Indicators.  US Census Bureau 6/3 NAM Pushes for Smart SEC Cyber Rule.  NAM 6/3 “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would impose new cybersecurity disclosure requirements on manufacturers—and the NAM is pushing to make those requirements work better. . . .” Productivity and Costs.  Bureau of Labor Statistics 6/2  […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Manufacturing Blog: How Manufacturers Can Implement Digital Transformation.  ASME 6/14 “As the digital economy grows, manufacturing companies will need to embrace the steps taken by direct-to-consumer businesses to keep pace. . . .” Just-in-Time’s Skewering Is Undeserved.  IndustryWeek 6/11 “The recent pandemic affected Americans and businesses in many ways. In business, the most revealing issues […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the following webinars and online meetings that might be of interest: Panel Discussion: Industrial Digitalization for Everyone. June 16, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Indoor Environmental Quality: Impact on Manufacturing Workers & Critical Upgrades. June 17, 11:00 am.  Click […]

Regional Security Roundtable for Critical Manufacturing Sector

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region 1 will be hosting a kickoff virtual Critical Manufacturing Sector Security Roundtable on June 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This Security Roundtable is a unique opportunity to bring together critical manufacturing sector stakeholders across Region 1 — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Digital Transformation: Practical Methods of Achieving Scalable Results. April 14 at 2:00 pm.  Click here. Beyond Reskilling in Manufacturing: Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce […]