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					Metals Service Center Institute
 Southern California Chapter
      Town Hall Meeting
 TOM SHARPE
     President
Bergsen Incorporated
       BOB WEIDNER
President & Chief Executive Officer
  Metals Service Center Institute
Capacity Utilization: Durable Manufacturing
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  www.Economagic.com                                                 September 15, 2003
Recessions:



               Cyclical
                 Vs.
              Structural
Recovery Preconditions:
   Low Interest Rates

   Improved Financial Market Conditions

   Tax Cuts

   Weaker Dollar
However:
  GDP Anemic

  Unemployment High

  Under-employment




            Jobless Recovery
Economic Landscape

 “Struggle continues for manufacturers”

                      Chicago Tribune 7-4-03



 “Unemployment rate jumps to 9-year high”

                      Chicago Tribune 7-4-03
Declining State of Manufacturing
  Over 2.7 million manufacturing jobs lost in past 3 years

  Manufacturing employment in the U.S., currently at
   approximately 14.8%, has fallen below the level at which it
   was first officially announced

  “The flight of labor-intensive goods-making tasks to
   low wage countries isn’t the only reason for
   manufacturing unemployment anymore. Lately it’s
   been big companies’ tendency to order parts from
   foreign countries that has cost small to medium-sized
   U.S. family firms a lot of business.” (Los Angeles Times 5/18/03)
Metalworking Alliance to Save North
American Manufacturing
  Need for collaborative coalition of metals and
   manufacturing groups

  We need to elevate awareness level of the manufacturing
   crisis

  Large and small manufacturing businesses need to
   work together to insure fair and free trade

  “Securing America‟s Future: The Case for a Strong
   Manufacturing Base”              Joel Popkin Study
MSCI’s Role
   Leverage the strength of our diverse membership base
    focusing it on saving N. A. manufacturing
   Utilize our chapter infrastructure to conduct 6-8 town
    hall meetings by year-end
          Chicago on 8-21, Charlotte on 10-9, Atlanta on 10-16,
           Los Angeles on 10-21, Cleveland on 12-2 and others
           to be scheduled

   CEO “fly-in” to Washington, D.C. in the fall

   Coalition for a Sound Dollar
      BILL HICKEY
          President
Lapham-Hickey Steel Corporation
Currency Manipulation
 Market fundamentals have historically not set the value
  of the Japanese Yen, Taiwanese Dollar, Korean Won
  and Chinese Yuan – Governments Have!

 China‟s growing trade surplus and huge foreign
  investment inflows would suggest one thing – a stronger
  yuan – reality is visa vie the U.S. dollar there‟s been no
  change

 Optimism that Treasury Secretary Snow understands
  the issue
                      The U.S. Current Account Deficit
                       $100

                         $0
Dollars In Billions




                      ($100)

                      ($200)

                      ($300)

                      ($400)

                      ($500)

                      ($600)
                               '82 '83 '84 '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03
                                                                                                                   6 Mos.

                      Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – October 7, 2003
 Factory Jobs in Decline
     37th Consecutive Monthly Decline in Manufacturing Jobs
18
                                   U.S. MANUFACTURING JOBS
                                   Seasonally Adjusted, scale in millions
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14
      „01                                 „02                               „03


     Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – October 7, 2003
Coalition for a Sound Dollar
 Coalition of over 80 trade associations focused on
  achieving a sound dollar policy – www.sounddollar.org

 Growing momentum to utilize Section 301 of the Trade
  Law of 1974 to get the Administration and Congress to
  address currency manipulation

 IMF Article 4

 Various provisions of WTO regulations
Personal Commitment & Participation
 Write your elected officials (federal, state & local)

 Invite elected officials into your plants

 Hold elected officials accountable to take a stance on
  pro-manufacturing agenda

 Get engaged in championing manufacturing at home . . .
      SANDY NELSON
President & Chief Executive Officer
               EMJ
   ANTHONY VINTER
Vice President & General Manager
      Schultz Steel Company
                10/21/03 MSCI TOWNHALL MEETING
                     PRESENTATION OUTLINE

    • WHY WE NEED MANUFACTURING.
    • MANUFACTURING CREATES WEALTH.
    • MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT IS ON THE DECLINE.
    • SHULTZ STEEL IS A SMALL BUSINESS (WAS 400, NOW 250).
    • SHULTZ STEEL HAS MULTIPLE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.
    • SHULTZ STEEL IS CONSTANTLY RE-INVENTING.
    • LOSS OF BUSINESS TO OVERSEAS COMPANIES.
    • WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURING.
    • THE NEED TO MAINTAIN AND GROW MANUFACTURING
      COMPANIES.
    • WHAT WE ALL CAN DO TO HELP.

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     SECURING AMERICA‟S FUTURE
   _______________________________

                        THE CASE FOR A
      STRONG MANUFACTURING BASE
                             S. A. M.
        EXCERPTS FROM                      PREPARED FOR
       JUNE 2003 STUDY BY                 THE NAM COUNCIL
     JOEL POPKIN & COMPANY               OF MANUFACTURING
        WASHINGTON, D.C.                   ASSOCIATIONS

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            MANUFACTURING‟S INNOVATION PROCESS PROVIDES
            ENORMOUS BENEFITS FOR THE ENTIRE U.S. ECONOMY

 • GROWS THE ECONOMY: EVERY $1 OF FINAL DEMAND FOR
   MANUFACTURED GOODS GENERATES AN ADDITIONAL $0.67 IN
   OTHER MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS AND $0.76 IN PRODUCTS AND
   SERVICES.

 • INVENTS THE FUTURE: MANUFACTURERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
   ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF ALL PRIVATE SECTOR R&D -- $127 BILLION
   IN 2002.

 • GENERATES PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES.

 • PROVIDES MORE REWARDING EMPLOYMENT.

 • PAYS THE TAXES: DURING THE 1990s MANUFACTURING
   CORPORATIONS PAID 30%-34% OF ALL CORPORATE TAXES.

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                      MANUFACTURING MATTERS
                ITS INNOVATION PROCESS GENERATES WEALTH




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                MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT
                 JANUARY 1960 TO APRIL 2003
                                       •




                                                         •

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                                  • MANUFACTURING AS % OF G.D.P.
                                                              10/20/03
                SHULTZ STEEL COMPANY
                  SOUTH GATE FACILITY




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                40,OOO TON ALL-FORGED PRESS
                                  • World‟s newest heavy press -
                                    Installed January 2000

                                  • Designed by Shultz Steel

                                  • Highest tonnage press
                                    installed worldwide since 1976

                                  • Large closed die forgings and
                                    extrusions (up to 12,000 lbs.
                                    [5,440 kg])




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                TYPICAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED
                    AT SHULTZ STEEL COMPANY




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         LOSS OF BUSINESS TO OVERSEAS COMPANIES

    • SHULTZ HAS LOST 10% - 15% OF ITS BUSINESS TO RUSSIA.

    • A SIMILAR LOSS TO CHINA IS EXPECTED.

    • IT IS HARD TO COMPETE IN EUROPE WITH ALL OF THE
      GOVERNMENT PROTECTIONS THEY PROVIDE TO THEIR
      MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES.




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      WHAT IS NEEDED TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURING

           • A STABLE DOLLAR – THE KEY.

           • TRADING ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.

           • TAX INCENTIVES FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

           • TORT REFORM.

           • HEALTHCARE COST CONTROLS.

           • DOMESTIC ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.

           • PRACTICAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION.


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       • WE MUST MAINTAIN AND GROW OUR MANUFACTURING
         INDUSTRIES.

       • SERVICE INDUSTRIES ONLY SERVE.

       • CRITICAL MASS IS REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN GROWTH
         THROUGH R&D INNOVATION.

       • UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS ABOVE 10%-12% WILL LEAD
         TO ANARCHY.




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                     WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

                • WRITE, CALL OR E-MAIL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL
                  REPRESENTATIVES AT THE LOCAL, STATE, AND
                  NATIONAL LEVELS.

                • INVITE REPRESENTATIVES TO YOUR PLANT.

                • BE PERSISTANT IN YOUR REQUESTS.

                • PARTICIPATE IN ORGANIZATIONS WORKING ON
                  EDUCATING AMERICA TO THE PLIGHT OF THE
                  MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.



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                              CALL TO ACTION
                            FIGHT TO SAVE U. S. MANUFACTURING

                  SAM IS A GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT, MEANING IT IS DEDICATED TO
                 ORGANIZING AMERICAN WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS,
                 AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD IN
                WASHINGTON. SAM‟S MISSION IS TO:

    • BUILD PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENT AWARENESS TO THE DEVASTATING
      EFFECTS THE INCREASING ECONOMIC TRADE DEFICIT WITH CHINA IS
      HAVING ON U.S. BUSINESSES.
    • PROVIDE SOLUTIONS THAT WILL RE-ESTABLISH THE UNITED STATES AS THE
      MANUFACTURING LEADER AND PROMOTE REINVESTMENT IN THE AMERICAN
      LABOR FORCE.

                   FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.SAM-USA.ORG
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DAVE STANYO
 Micro-E Inc.
Metals Service Center Institute
 Southern California Chapter
      Town Hall Meeting

				
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