U.S. federal agencies involved in economic data are on the verge of a major and transformative change in the way they classify companies that have outsourced their U.S. production to foreign manufacturing contractors.

The change could radically increase U.S. production statistics by classifying “factoryless goods producers” as domestic manufacturers. Companies like Apple will no longer be considered “wholesale traders,” and their sales would be counted as U.S. production, even though none of their manufacturing is in the United States.

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Laine Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applicants

Each year, the David Laine Internship & Scholarship Program provides scholarships to college students that have interned with die casting companies/companies that are suppliers to the die casting industry. Last year, successful applicants were awarded with a combined scholarship of $9,000. Additionally, any graduate engineering student may be eligible to apply for the Steven J. Harmon Scholarship. To learn more about these opportunities, please click here.

The application deadline is October 1.

Only 4 Days Until the Die Casting Congress & Tabletop – Register Now!

The Die Casting Congress and Tabletop will be held September 16-18, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY.

This event will feature three days of Congress sessions, technical and management presentations that will be given by experts from around the world. These presentations will expose metalcasters to the latest technology, ongoing research and successful management tools that will assist companies in enhancing their competitiveness.

In addition to the Congress sessions, this exposition will feature more than 100 exhibitors, the International Die Casting Design Competition and the Design Competition Luncheon. NADCA will also be hosting the Die Casting Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, September 17. During this Luncheon we will recognize individuals and companies for their significant contributions to the die casting industry.

This year we will celebrate Robert Wilson, Callen Manufacturing Corp, as the recipient of the prestigious Doehler Award. The Doehler Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the die casting industry or to the art of die casting.

Premier Die Casting Company will receive the Emphasis on Education Award. The Emphasis on Education Recognition Award recognizes a die casting company that has had a specific focus on die casting education and training for their workforce. The award is chosen by NADCA Education Staff and Educational Committee Chairmen. The selection criteria for outstanding contribution to the promotion of die casting education includes the number of NADCA courses held over the past year, the total number of employees exposed to the courses, and consistency in offering courses over the past three years.

In addition, we will also present the Committee Member of the Year Award, Best Congress Paper Award and Safety Awards. This lunch is FREE with registration to attend the show.

The Die Casting Congress & Tabletop is an exclusive event to the die casting industry and its suppliers. For more information or to register please click here.

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