On September 28, 2016 the Senate Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus – chaired by Senators Mensch and Boscola – and the Senate Manufacturing Caucus – chaired by Senators Farnese and Ward – held a joint session open discussion regarding reshoring/offshoring ideas, automation, industrial robotics and 3D printing in terms of the impact of these issues on manufacturing and bringing jobs back to the Commonwealth and creating new jobs here in Pennsylvania. Tom Croft, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority, testified about the effectiveness of the Strategic Early Warning Network (SEWN) in retaining and reshoring manufacturing jobs throughout PA. There are roughly 30 Pennsylvania companies b
Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a long-standing company with a history steeped in American made products. The Steel Valley Authority worked with CEO Don Rongione to bring production of the famous Kangol hat line back to America from China. This reshoring effort is part of a national campaign to bring jobs back to America. PBS Newshour recently featured the reshoring movement and highlighted Bollman Hat.
A blog post from JustMeans.com highlighting Tom Croft's presentation at the CSR Investing Summit and a mention about our Responsible Investor Handbook. Blog Entry by Justmeans in Corporate Social Responsibility September 20, 2016 - 1:20pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 1:30pm Guest blog by Jason Howell The 4th annual CSR Investing Summit, “Summer in the City,” took place last month in New York City. Produced by S-Network Global Indexes and co-sponsored by The SRI Conference, the full-day conference featured expert practitioners and thought leaders who shared their experiences and viewpoints on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. Additionally, the Summit featured eight panels
Thomas Croft, Executive Director of the Steel Valley Authority and co-founder of Heartland Capital Strategies, shares his thoughts on the seven drivers of responsible investment. A new wave of responsible investors is mobilizing capital for smart buildings and affordable housing, civic infrastructure projects, wind and solar energy, and high-speed rail, hybrid buses and electric cars. They are sustainably rebuilding cities, renewing the industrial commons, growing the clean economy and fighting to make the ‘boss’ more accountable. The story of this transformation and some of its innovative investment aviators is told in The Responsible Investor Handbook – a title I have recently co-authored
Saint Paul, MN – The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) hosted a worker appreciation lunch at the construction site of 333 on the Park, where union workers are transforming an eight-story office building constructed in 1913 into an apartment building with 134 market-rate units. These luncheons are HIT’s way of thanking union construction workers on its projects for their quality work.
The HIT is providing $27.7 million of union capital towards the $42 million project, which is expected to generate approximately 190 union jobs for members of the building and construction trades. More than 120 people attended the appreciation luncheon. Construction workers were joined by HIT staff, Build