Johnson Controls CEO: Manufacturing’s Future Brings News Jobs.
In a column for Fox Business (7/5), Johnson Controls Chairman & CEO George Oliver writes that “American workers are witnessing a record streak of job growth, historically low unemployment and high optimism.”
Truck Owners Increase Rig Orders By 18.5% In June.
The Wall Street Journal (7/5, Smith, Subscription Publication) reports that trucking companies increased rig orders by 18.5% in June over May, according to data from ACT Research. The Journal states that the rig orders are driving factory backlogs to their highest levels in almost twenty years, and the June 2018 rig orders are roughly double the number ordered the previous June
In a blog post for Shopfloor (7/5), NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Christopher Netram writes that “employees at Jamison Door Company in Hagerstown, Maryland, are feeling the benefits of tax reform in a major way – receiving two special cash bonuses, thanks to increased competitiveness under the tax law.” Netram adds that “Jamison’s 120 employees received two bonuses, each equivalent to one week’s salary – first in August, in anticipation of tax reform, and again in February, after the new law took effect,” adding that the bonuses are “just the beginning,”
Franklin Corporation Investing $2.7M In Mississippi Expansion, Will Add 60 Jobs.
Area Development Magazine (7/5)
BMT Manufacturing Investing $3.7M In Tennessee Operations, Creating 148 New Jobs.
WATE-TV Knoxville, TN (7/5) reports that Tennessee manufacturer BMT Manufacturing “announced plans for to expand their operations into Campbell County, investing a total of $3.7 million and creating 148 new jobs.”
Change we can [really] believe in.
+ 213,000 jobs in June.
Have a great weekend.