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PERCspective: Latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Provide Clues for Plastics
PERCspective: Latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Provide Clues for Plastics
Industrial production increased 0.2 percent in July�a 2.2 percent increase from July last year, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve. The manufacturing output of plastics products actually edged down 0.8 percent when compared to June...
Congress Shifts Gears to Tax Reform
Congress Shifts Gears to Tax Reform
The long-awaited Republican tax reform plan, the �United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,� was unveiled on September 27. Its authors, known as the �Big Six,� are House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Bra...
Rep. Estes Visits PLASTICS Member Reiloy USA
Rep. Estes Visits PLASTICS Member Reiloy USA
Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS-4) recently visited PLASTICS member Reiloy USA in Maize, Kansas. While there, Congressman Estes heard about the history of Reiloy and their contribution to the plastics industry. The impact of the North American Free Trade�A...
Lighthizer Confirmed as USTR
Lighthizer Confirmed as USTR
In an 82-14 vote, the Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer as President Donald Trump�s new U.S. Trade Representative on Thursday. Lighthizer�s approval paves the way for the administration to begin the process of renegotiating the North American Free Tra...
PLASTICS Celebrates Earth Day 2017, Highlights Sustainability Accomplishments
PLASTICS Celebrates Earth Day 2017, Highlights Sustainability Accomplishments
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by highlighting and applauding industry-wide achievements geared toward promoting and increasing sustainability. PLASTICS� sustainability efforts, led by our Vice President of S...
China, West Virginia Reach Agreement on Gas and Chemical Manufacturing with Big Implications for ...
China, West Virginia Reach Agreement on Gas and Chemical Manufacturing with Big Implications for ...
While on a major international swing through Asia this past week, U.S. President Donald Trump oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between China Energy Investment Corp. and the state of West Virginia, promising massive investments...