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Under the Radar

Under the Radar

September 1, 2008

STAND AND DELIVER

Where do the presidential candidates stand on issues affecting manufacturing?

In less than two months, American voters will select the 44th president of the United States. Forward has identified how Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama address issues of great importance to the manufacturing community.   […] Read More

July 1, 2008

STANDARD DEVIATION

The SEC's push for International Financial Reporting Standards could mean an end for LIFO in the not-too-distant future.

If the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues along its current path, U.S. companies may have no choice but to abandon LIFO, the “last in, first out” inventory accounting method. The push to move U.S. […] Read More

March 20, 2008

ON THE FAST TRACK

Basic steelmaking technologies haven’t changed significantly in decades, but several emerging developments may change that.

It’s been some time since the last major shift in the way steel is produced. The blast furnace, after all, was introduced in the 14th century and is still used in as much as 65% […] Read More

January 1, 2008

A CONSENSUS, PLEASE

Why the difference of opinion when it comes to how much the Chinese yuan is undervalued?

A CONSENSUS, PLEASEBy now, many in the North American manufacturing community are of one accord when it comes to the Chinese yuan: It’s vastly undervalued and contributing to catastrophic trade imbalances here. It’s clear the […] Read More