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Biden Administration Seeks to Invest in Infrastructure Upgrades, Revitalize Manufacturing Under $2T American Jobs Plan

White House

The Biden administration has unveiled a plan to invest $2 trillion in infrastructure projects and job creation initiatives as part of efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy and compete with China. The administration also proposed the Made in America Tax Plan that seeks to implement corporate tax changes to raise money and help pay for investments stipulated in the American Jobs Plan. 

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Bipartisan Bill to Establish Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy; Sen. Rob Portman Quoted

Sen. Rob Portman

A group of six lawmakers has proposed a bipartisan bill that would establish a new office to help strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry and its workforce and improve the country’s economic competitiveness. The proposed Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy Act seeks to create a new office led by a chief manufacturing officer. 

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Report Proposes Strategy to Strengthen U.S. Defense Industrial Base

Defense Industrial Base

The Department of Defense (DoD) released on Thursday a report recommending a strategy to achieve a secure, innovative and resilient defense industrial base. The report cited the Pentagon’s move to issue an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework as a key development in the previous fiscal year.

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DOE Announces $124M Funding Opportunity for Domestic Manufacturing Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $123.6 million in funds to 46 projects to help advance technology innovation in support of domestic manufacturing efforts. The department’s office of energy efficiency and renewable energy also announced $44.7 million for cost-shared efforts and is funding the projects through its advanced manufacturing office.

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Ball Corporation to Launch New Aluminum End Manufacturing Facility

Ball Aerospace

Ball Corporation will develop a new aluminum end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The facility will begin production in early-2022 and expand over multiple years to create approximately 200 manufacturing jobs. Ball’s new facility will supply infinitely recyclable, lightweight aluminum ends to customers for growing beverage categories and brands. 

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ECS Enters Strategic Partnership with ISM; George Wilson Quoted

George Wilson

ECS has entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Solutions Management (ISM), a business transformation accelerator that works with large organizations to drive successful Internet of Things (IoT) and IT strategies. “We are thrilled to partner with ISM,” said George Wilson, president of ECS and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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CALIBRE Names Emile Trombetti VP, CGO; Richard Pineda Quoted

Emile Trombetti

CALIBRE Systems has appointed Emile Trombetti as vice president and chief growth officer (CGO) to lead strategic growth and collaborate with operational divisions. With more than 30 years of experience, Emile has a broad base of industry experience that spans federal government, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and automotive.

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Accenture Closes Acquisition of PLM Systems; Nigel Stacey, Andrea Ruscica Quoted

Nigel Stacey

Accenture has completed the acquisition of PLM Systems, a boutique systems integrator. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture announced the acquisition of PLM Systems in May 2020, noting that the company would expand Accenture’s product data in design, engineering and manufacturing for its customers. 

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