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Rockwell Survey Shows Strong Support for Stimulus for Manufacturers

An overwhelming majority (79%) of Americans believes that U.S. manufacturers should receive federal stimulus incentives to invest in automating and modernizing their factories to improve environmental sustainability, competitive position and product quality, according to a new survey.

The survey of 1,001 adults across the nation was conducted by Opinion Research Corp. on behalf of Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc.

Source: Biz TImes

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IW: Manufacturing Outlook for 2009

One of our favorite activities at Manufacturing Insights is compiling our annual top ten predictions. The exercise allows our global research team to take a breath, aggregate our conversations in the marketplace and set the key areas of investigation for our research agenda.

Source: Industry Week

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Dec. Machine Tool Demand off From Nov., Year Ago

Demand for the machine tools that shape metal for products such as car engines and refrigerators fell in December from November and also from a year earlier, two groups said in a joint report on Sunday.

U.S. December machine tool demand fell 2.2 percent to $194.01 million from $198.35 million in November, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) said in a joint report.

Source: Reuters

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Solis Confirmation Still Unresolved

Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY) issued a joint statement yesterday on the postponement of Hilda Solis’ confirmation as Secretary of Labor. They did this to dispel the rumor that a single Senator was placing an anonymous “hold” on her nomination.

Source: Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee

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