More than 500 students
tour manufacturing at
Ashley Furniture hosted several
onsite events in celebration
of National Manufacturing
More than 500 students, from sixth grade to eighth grade, toured Ashley’s Arcadia facility in Wisconsin and participated in a manufacturing-based activity to learn about teamwork and communication.
“At Ashley, we are passionate about providing educational opportuni-
ties to today’s youth to encourage and prepare them to be the workforce
of tomorrow,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO of Ashley Furniture
Industries. “National Manufacturing Month is an incredible opportunity
that allows us to showcase career opportunities within advanced manu-
facturing and their benefits to our economy.”
National Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing
meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
The U.S. and China have called a temporary truce in the trade war.
According to the New York Times, President Trump and Chinese President Xi
Jinping reached an agreement in Buenos Aires that will result in a 90-day halt on
tariff implementation plans. In the handshake deal, Trump promised the U.S.
would hold off on the 25 percent tariffs scheduled for January 1 and China “agreed
to an unspecified increase in their purchases of American industrial, energy and
That means both countries must reach a more concrete trade agreement in 90
days. If an agreement cannot be reached, the 25 percent tariffs are back on.
Even though many issues remain unresolved, the concession by both sides was
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