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Labor / Employment Policy

Biden: Congress Must Step In to Prevent 'Devastating' US Rail Strike

Nov. 29, 2022
In a statement, Biden said he was "reluctant" to override negotiations, but noted that a rail shutdown would "devastate our economy."
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Looming Freight Train Strike Could Derail Biden Political Momentum

Nov. 25, 2022
Joe Biden faces the prospect of a crippling strike by railroad unions that could stall transport of fuel, corn and drinking water, dramatically complicate holiday season train...
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Labor / Employment Policy

Update: Eleventh-Hour Tentative Deal Defers Possible Railroad Strike

Sept. 15, 2022
The new tentative agreement gives railway workers one paid day of sick leave, and improves their ability to take unpaid time off for medical purposes.
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Shipping Costs Rise, Transport Tightens as War Escalates in Ukraine

March 1, 2022
Rail may not remain a safe or affordable alternative to sea transport because trains from China to Europe typically transit through Russia.
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Key US-Canada Border Crossing Reopens After COVID Protests

Feb. 14, 2022
The blockading of the Ambassador Bridge forced automakers in both the United States and Canada to halt or scale back production.


The IndustryWeek US 500

Download the IW U.S. 500

May 8, 2024
Download the list of the 500 largest US public manufacturers in an easy to read .pdf format
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Supply Chain Clouds

Costs Up, Capacity Down: 9 Supply Chain Strategies for Tough Times

June 24, 2021
Shifting from reactive to proactive can be done – with creativity and persistence.
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Technology and IIoT

Wabtec EV Train on Track for Clean Future

May 17, 2021
Pittsburgh-based Wabtec announces positive results from its three-month pilot with BNSF.
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The Suez Canal Ship Is Freed, But Headaches Will Linger for Months

April 5, 2021
Manufacturers can take action now to minimize losses.
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Supply Chain Initiative

Big-Box Customers Give OEMs an Online Edge

Nov. 1, 2020
Minimum reliance on pre-built inventory is a good first step to e-tail success.