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USTDA Is Tailor-Made For Trump Administration

Published on Forbes.com
Written by Daniel Runde

If one were to design an agency specifically for the Trump Administration, you would have created the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). USTDA generates $85 in U.S. exports for every $1 spent on their programs. Last year alone, USTDA generated $12 billion in export value and supported nearly 66,000 jobs largely in manufacturing in the United States. All the U.S. taxpayer monies spent through USTDA stay in the U.S.  USTDA helps to level the playing field for U.S. firms looking to expand internationally, all while encouraging companies to “buy American, hire American.” The Trump Administration should look at USTDA as an opportunity, not as misspent tax dollars.

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Supporting US Manufacturing Jobs

Published and written by U.S. Trade and Development Agency

In 2002, Rudi Roeslein, Chief Executive Officer of Roeslein & Associates, approached USTDA to fund a feasibility study on the construction of a two-piece can manufacturing facility in Nigeria. At the time Roeslein & Associates was looking to expand into emerging economies, but the company was too small to fund a study on market potential in a country like Nigeria. As a result, USTDA provided $251,080 for Roeslein to conduct a feasibility study to determine if the financial, economic and design of the facility would support the building of the only can making facility in Sub-Saharan Africa. In manufacturing the canning facility, Roeslein builds the modular pieces in Red Bud, Illinois, about 25 miles southeast of St. Louis. Once assembled the individual can manufacturing modules are then shipped in standard shipping containers, and connected on-site to form a full two-piece can manufacturing facility. This type of factory design allows for technical work to be exported, and is easier to assemble than more traditional factory designs where the entire facility is constructed on-site.

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Second beverage can line at MSCANCO in Egypt to start up in June

Published and written by The Canmaker Magazine

Plans for the development of Africa’s largest beverage can plant have been delayed following further political turmoil in Egypt.

It was expected that the plant built by Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans & Ends Industry Company Ltd (MSCANCO) north of Cairo would have the second of its high-speed production lines operating by last summer.

The third and fourth lines were scheduled for operation by the end of 2018, when capacity would be more than five billion cans a year, making it the biggest in all of Africa.

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Can Do: SCADA Update Eases Data Acquisition

Published by AutomationWorld
Written by Grant Gerke

When management outlines major upgrades for multiple plants, compliance from plant managers and operators is a much needed element for success. To address this issue, an aluminum can manufacturer with plants in Australia and New Zealand enlisted a flexible supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to alleviate worries from plant managers and provide a uniform rollout to four plants.

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