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August 27, 2014

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Advocacy

A New Policy for China
The National Association of Manufacturers' 2005 China Trade Agenda is a balanced approach to trade that combines the opening of new markets and tougher enforcement of trade agreements and U.S. trade laws.
by Lauren P. Strandquist
Research

Competing on Compensation
Metals service centers balance base pay, health care benefits and nonfinancial compensation to attract and retain a motivated workforce.
by Ross Foti
Guest Column

If You Don't Speak Up, You Don't Exist
As the president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, Dirk Van Dongen is the legislative middleman for America's middlemen and has been cutting deals, forming alliances with key lobbying groups and exerting influence in Congressional hallways for the past two decades. As a leader in the Republican party, he has prodded administration after administration to secure legislation in favor of business owners while mobilizing the business community behind the Bush candidacy.
by Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Product Spotlight

Rack Systems
Metals service centers use racking systems to store and organize inventory, essentially making material handling more manageable. To help readers find the most appropriate system for their operations, Forward presents a sampling of racking systems.
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