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  […]

Trade Updates and Webinars | Member Contribution

The following are provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Upcoming Webinars Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Webinar Part 1.  June 8, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. Technological Modernization Activities Within Customs’ 21st Century Framework with CBP.  June 15, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. COVID-19 Exclusions from Section […]

Potential Increases in Fossil Fuel Costs Fails in Close Veto Override Vote, But Issue Won’t Go Away

The House on Tuesday narrowly sustained the Governor’s veto of H.715, which would have directed the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to develop Clean Heat Standard rules.  Under the Clean Heat Standard, sellers of heating oil, propane, kerosene, natural gas, and coal would have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the Vermont thermal sector by […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

A proposed rule would update OSHA’s powered industrial trucks standards OSHA has proposed a rule to address worker safety and health by ensuring its general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology.  Click here for more.  White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment issues report The White House […]

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 […]