Agreement on Highway Funding Helps Out Manufacturers
Any manufacturer knows that making the best product you can is only one part of the business. Whether you make engine parts or children’s toys, once your product is manufactured, you need a shipping infrastructure to get it to your clients. All the manufacturing in the world does no good if your products just end up sitting in your warehouse, gathering dust. That’s why manufacturing relies on the national transportation system of trains, planes, shipping, and highways more than almost any other industry in America.
And that’s why many manufacturers all over the country were concerned about an anticipated shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund, which provides funding for highway construction and other transportation needs. Fortunately, the Senate recently passed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021) to help avoid the danger of a bankrupt Highway Trust Fund. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Act will increase stability for as many as 700,000 jobs at nearly 100,000 construction sites, not to mention helping ensure that manufacturers (and everyone else) have good, dependable roads to drive on and to transport their goods.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 only provides stable funding for the Highway Trust Fund for the next few months. It’s a helpful stopgap measure, but the larger problem of an anticipated shortfall in the Fund remains. NAM and other manufacturing advocacy groups have encouraged members of the House and Senate to work together to deliver a long-term solution that will maintain the Fund for years to come, and prevent us from reaching this point again.
At the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company, we know that manufacturers rely on a lot of things to keep their factories running and make sure that their processes go smoothly. A good manufacturer needs infrastructure to provide power and water, shipping to get goods to and from the factory, a skilled workforce that can do the jobs that are required of them, and the best equipment. Like any craftsman, a manufacturer is only as good as his tools, and at CDMC we make it our priority to ensure that our clients have the best tools available to them.
That’s why we specialize in deburring machine solutions that are custom-tailored to the needs of our manufacturing clients, using proven techniques that have stood the test of time. Whatever your deburring machine needs, we have the solution that’s right for you. From gears and sprockets to fluid power and powdered metals, and whether you need aluminum finishing, polishing and honing, descaling, rubber and plastic deflashing, or any of a countless array of other deburring and machine finishing solutions, we’ve got the deburring machine that you need today!