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Would You Steer Your Child Toward A Career in Manufacturing?

Career days at high schools are common events. Soon-to-graduate seniors are steered – sometimes none too subtly – through the maze of opportunities that await them after high school. Options include military service, college, vocational training and employment – increasingly in the manufacturing sector. As a parent, you have a tremendous opportunity to influence your… Read More »

Section 179 is back – Maybe

The House has voted to reinstate the accelerated tax write-offs under Section 179 that expired 12/31/13.  This time there is no expiration.  Senate action and President Obama signature are pending.  Details reported by Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-12/house-votes-to-give-small-business-quicker-tax-writeoffs.html Contact your senator!!

Walmart’s ‘Made in USA’ push exposes strains of manufacturing rebirth

There may be bumps in the road but we are getting results in Reshoring efforts. Wal-Mart’s pressure on their vendors will be a huge incentive for manufacturers to come back home. This article written by James B. Kelleher and published by Reuters is very informative: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/04/us-walmart-reshoring-idUSKBN0EF0AF20140604?feedType=RSS. Walmart’s ‘Made in USA’ push exposes strains of manufacturing… Read More »

Big Win for American Footwear Manufacturers

Picked up this article from SME’s Daily executive briefings which came from a Roll Call commentary. My personal opinion on this piece. It is only common sense that our military is clothed and supplied by USA manufacturers. Anyways, I found it encouraging, hope you do also. http://www.rollcall.com/news/a_big_win_for_american_manufacturers_commentary-232680-1.html  

Recession on hold

Nobel laureate and Yale University economist Robert Shiller thinks things are looking quite stable: Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/shiller-chart-shows-why-recession-is-years-away-2014-4?utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1 Definitely worth the read. From Business Insider Rob Wile on Apr 8, 2014, 4:28 PM

Use It or Lose It

Yes, it’s almost the end of the calendar year and for many, the end of the fiscal year.  Many companies a use it or lose it capital expenditure budgeting.  Unspent capital equipment funds are lost. Think of high quality used equipment now.  Good used equipment is available for immediate delivery upon payment.  New equipment still… Read More »

Get it while you can – the 2013 IRS section 179 deduction for equipment purchase.

At this moment in October 2013, the section 179 tax deduction is doing well for 2013. Even with the fiscal cliff and sequestration in place, the 100% deduction for 2013 can be at least $500,000 for items (including used machinery) purchased and put into service in 2013. Next is the new bonus deduction of 50%… Read More »

Buy it now

Now is the time to buy the machine you have always thought would give you the capability or capacity you need.  Stock markets have closed at all times highs.  Manufacturing sector is improving slowly but surely.  We at GreasyMachines have already matched the entire year of 2012.  Inventories of good used equipment are available. Remember… Read More »

US Manufacturing Growth Picks Up; Construction Spending Rises

With credit to CNBC US Manufacturing Growth Picks Up; Construction Spending Rises Published: Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 10:01 AM ET By: Reuters With CNBC.com 24 9 In a good sign for the economy, a new report showed that the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up in January while a separate… Read More »