Non-production costs a drag on U.S. manufacturing, report says

10/7/2009 | IndustryWeek · Modern Distribution Management

Non-production costs, such as those relating to health care, corporate taxes and energy, add nearly 18% to the costs borne by U.S. manufacturers as compared to the country's major trading partners, per a handbook produced by The Manufacturing Institute, the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Emily Stover DeRocco, president of The Manufacturing Institute, said, "rising costs ... are hampering our manufacturers' competitiveness in a global, interconnected marketplace."

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