New Report of Privately Held Manufacturing CEOs Reveals 92 Percent Disdain Tariffs According to Industrial Journalist TR Cutler

September 10 08:04 2019
New Report of Privately Held Manufacturing CEOs Reveals 92 Percent Disdain Tariffs According to Industrial Journalist TR Cutler

The marketing research division of TR Cutler, Inc. just completed a new national survey of 1200 privately held manufacturing CEOs. The data from these respondents revealed 92% disdain tariffs. Furthermore, the survey showed the current policy is driving up the costs of importing raw materials, like steel and aluminum, used to manufacture everything from TVs to dishwashers to cars and trucks.

All indicated that the supposed advantages of loosening regulations were not as beneficial, and the detriment of tariffs and manufacturing are becoming more vocally critical. Small and midsized manufacturing CEOs reported that they are operating in a world where they have no idea what is coming next, leaving them with few options but to prepare for the worst. Uncertainty about a handful of unprecedented phenomena — like the grinding trade war with China, the peripatetic Brexit debate, and government-by-tweet — is inflicting both financial and psychological pain on the manufacturing economy.

About TR Cutler, Inc. 

Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (, the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the founding of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, which now has more than 7,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. He maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler is passionate about expanding the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.

The hot topics impacting the industrial and distribution sector for 2019 include employee engagement, retention, customer service, robotics, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), mobile technology solutions, inventory control, procurement solutions, warehouse solutions at the distribution, warehouse, and 3PL levels. Manufacturing material flow, Fork Truck Free transformations, global real-time actionable data, along with lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Digital Visual Management. Cutler is particularly focused on the growing role of Women in Manufacturing (at the C-Suite and on the plant floor). Cutler expects the interaction of manufacturing, logistics, last mile delivery issues to permeate the media conversation over the next year.

Cutler has authored more than 7,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4000 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. 

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