Manufacturing – Are the Jobs Coming Back?

I’m hearing more and more about the comeback of manufacturing in the United States. The McKinsey Global Institute presents manufacturing as one the most dynamic sectors of the U.S economy. Last week’s episode of 60 Minutes painted a rosy picture of manufacturing...

Can Illinois Bring Manufacturing Back to Life?

This article reinforces a theme I have heard at no less than four manufacturing related events I have attended in the last year. “Re-shoring” is happening and it is up to the Illinois Government and Labor Unions to see that our state creates the proper business...

Economic Growth Driven by Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry employs nearly 12 million men and women who make things in America. It contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private...

Growing Smart with ERP

With over 30 years’ experience working with clients in the manufacturing and distribution industry as well as participating in the trials and triumphs of a family owned tool and die company, I have spent a lot of time observing why some companies thrive, some coast...

Illinois Sales Tax Changes for Manufacturers

Manufacturer’s Purchase Credit The long standing Illinois Manufacturer’s Purchase Credit (MPC) expires on August 31, 2014. This credit has been extended multiple times in recent history, with a brief period of expiration from July 1, 2003 to September 1,...