Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Restrictions on Import Rail Traffic into the U.S. The international intermodal supply chain is experiencing significant impacts due to the record high volume of imports into the U.S. As a result, MSC rail vendor (BNSF) is restricting import rail traffic from the U.S. West Coast ports […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: BNSF Railway Company Taking Necessary Steps to Increase Capacity BNSF has announced storage policy and flip changes at Logistics Park Chicago (LPC) and the Los Angeles intermodal facilities in response to the historically strong intermodal demand. Click here for more. The Traffic Mitigation Fee At The […]

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 […]

Vermont Forward Plan Announced, Universal Guidance for Businesses, Travel Updates

Governor Phil Scott has released the Vermont Forward reopening plan to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The plan was developed by the Department of Health, the Department of Public Safety, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and uses […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Culture comes first for precision metal fab shop Laystrom Manufacturing.  The Fabricator 2/8 “Laystrom Manufacturing Co. is in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood, just blocks from the city’s hipster hangout in Bucktown. While the location is unique when compared to hundreds of competitors in the metropolitan area and the Midwest, the inside of the Laystrom facility looks like […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

US durable goods orders show modest 0.2% December gain.  AP 1/26 “Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a modest 0.2% in December, held back by a big drop in the volatile aircraft sector. A key category that tracks business investment decisions slowed. . . .” Labor market trends show emphasis on digital […]

Governor Scott Delivers Budget Address

Governor Scott today delivered his fifth budget address to the General Assembly, presenting a budget that, with the help of federal stimulus, includes $210 million in new investments to strengthen the economy, create more and better paying jobs, and address priorities like downtown revitalization, infrastructure, broadband, and climate change without raising taxes or existing fees […]