Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Update – September Breakfast Briefing

Protecting Your Business: Best Practices for Incoming, Current and Departing Employees The IMA September Breakfast Briefing provided an excellent overview of the issues involved with unfair competition agreements (e.g., non-compete agreements) and protection of trade secrets. Dan Kaufman and Chris Parker of … Continue reading

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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, 2004. The most … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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