April 07, 2017
March 20, 2017
It might seem hard to fathom after some of the recent election rhetoric, but according to a survey of global manufacturing executives, the U.S. is poised to overtake China by 2020 as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation.
February 13, 2017
A new government report suggests we must revisit the regulatory regime that restricts hard rock mining in the United States. A surge in demand is coming for the minerals and metals needed in every sector of our economy, and we are woefully unprepared to meet it. The problem is not a lack of domestic resources. We have them in spades. In fact, the U.S. possesses an estimated $6.2 trillion in minerals reserves. But we still import nearly $7 billion in minerals and metals each year.
February 02, 2017
With the prospect growing of a major infrastructure build out and renewed emphasis on domestic manufacturing, America’s dependence on imported minerals and metals required for new roads, bridges and the full spectrum of consumer goods is at record levels, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Minerals Information Center’s recently released annual report, Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017.
January 23, 2017
The age of the electric vehicle is here. No longer are electric vehicles just for the super rich or the environmental activist. They’re market-competitive vehicles now with prices and performance that are equal — or soon to be equal — to their gasoline or diesel rivals. Sales of electric vehicles are soaring. Consider that between 2010 and 2015, just 1 million electric vehicles were sold globally. More than 2 million electric vehicles are expected to be sold in 2020 alone.