The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council are hosting COVID-19 webinars to help manufacturers respond.
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Fighting Counterfeit Products in a Pandemic
The NAM hosted members of Congress and the Administration a special webinar to discuss the epidemic of fake and counterfeit products manufacturers are battling during a global health crisis, as well as actions our government is taking to combat this. This webinar was held on July 22, 2020.
Tax Provisions for Manufacturers in the CARES Act Update
The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, is a powerful tool for U.S. manufacturers—with a number of provisions designed to provide liquidity and encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. This webinar outlines important IRS guidance issued since enactment as well as a timely update on key legislative developments. This webinar was held on June 25, 2020.
Rethinking Manufacturing Worker Safety: Integrating Technology
On this webinar, the NAM discusses how to integrate technology to streamline processes and how to maximize investment in technologies, in the interest of promoting workplace safety. Panelists explore the use of management systems, creative uses of existing tech and multi-use technology all with the goal of keeping all manufacturing employees safe and sanitary—from the shop floor or in an office. This webinar was held on June 22, 2020.
Disaster Preparedness, Hurricane Season, & FEMA: Beyond COVID-19
On this webinar, the NAM discusses how you can prepare and protect yourself from natural disasters—especially with many of homes becoming the “new office.” Hear directly from FEMA on their COVID-19 response efforts and preparations for hurricane season, and gain tips from NAM disaster recovery and resiliency partner SBP during this panel session. This webinar was held on June 17, 2020.
Navigating COVID-19 PPP Loan Forgiveness webinar
On this webinar, the NAM—along with manufacturing tax and federal tax experts from BKD Advisors—reviews the PPP loan forgiveness forms and procedures, including the new standards from the PPP Flexibility Act. With many businesses nearing the end of the period allotted to spend their loan proceeds, and with new SBA forms and guidance now available, the issue of properly calculating loan forgiveness amounts is of critical importance. This webinar was held on June 10, 2020.
Examining Cyber Risks for Manufacturers amid COVID-19
COVID-19 brings new opportunities for remote work and increased connectivity–but it also brings unprecedented cyber security challenges. In this webinar, we discuss the impacts to small and medium supply chain and its ability to keep up with an evolving threat landscape, external factors that make manufacturers vulnerable to a new threat, and preparing our businesses for the “new normal.” This webinar was held on June 3, 2020.
Economic Impacts of COVID-19 & Getting Back to Work
As the U.S. looks to reopen, manufacturers have a range of business considerations. On this webinar, the NAM discusses what returning to work looks like—as well the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey and key insights and findings from industry partners. This webinar was held on May 28, 2020.
Productive & Secure: Cybersecurity During COVID-19
The NAM and Pwc explore best practices for to enable secure remote work models, develop a cybersecurity strategy and increase awareness of perceived risks, prevention strategies and contingency plans. This webinar was held on April 29, 2020.
Prepping for the “New Normal” After COVID-19
The NAM and the NAM’s Manufacturing Leadership Council discuss what manufacturers need to do to keep employees and facilities safe—and how to prepare for the big changes in operations to come. This webinar was held on April 22, 2020.
Employee Wellness and Improving Morale During COVID-19
The NAM, the Manufacturing Institute and Mercer come together to discuss how businesses can alleviate employee concerns, engage their team, and look after the mental and financial wellness of their workforce amid the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was held on April 17, 2020.
Cash Flow, Economics, and Best Practices During COVID-19
The NAM’s Chief Economist, Chad Moutray and representatives from BKD discuss real-world experiences—and proactive suggestions—to help manufacturers position themselves to bounce back after the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar was held on April 15, 2020.
CARES Act Tax Provisions for Manufacturers
Representatives from the IRS and Plante Moran discuss the CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which feature a number of provisions designed to assistant manufacturers during the COVID-19 crisis, and how to manufacturers can use these to strengthen their businesses. This webinar was held on April 10, 2020.
Resiliency Strategies for COVID-19
In partnership with Grant Thornton, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council discuss successful how manufacturers can build greater resiliency in operations and manage risk more effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was held on April 8, 2020.
What the CARES Act Means for Manufacturers
Sen. Marco Rubio, along with top experts from the Federal Reserve and Bank of America, discusses the new opportunities provided by the CARES Act—including new loan programs and other resources for manufacturers. This webinar was held on April 3, 2020.
Public Health & Industrial Cleaning Best Practices for COVID-19
Manufacturers discuss industrial cleaning best practices to mitigate risk to their workforce, limit the spread of the virus and ensure their manufacturing operations can continue unabated. This webinar was held on April 1, 2020.
COVID-19 Impact on Small & Medium Manufacturers
For small- and medium-sized manufacturers, the Small Business Administration, National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council share manufacturing operations best practices in response to COVID-19. This webinar was held on March 27, 2020.
COVID-19’s Workforce Impact
The Manufacturing Institute and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) outline the workforce impacts of the pandemic, highlighting how manufacturers can adjust to workforce limitations and the legal obligations impacting pay, time off and other human resources issues. This webinar was held on March 25, 2020.
NAM Policy Team Reviews NAM’s COVID-19 Action Plan
The National Association of Manufacturers’ policy team outlines the NAM’s COVID-19 Action Plan and the business impact manufacturers can expect due to the pandemic. This webinar was held on March 20, 2020.
COVID-19 Update from Mike Pence, CDC & Hershey
Vice President Mike Pence, leader of the White House COVID-19 task force, and the Center for Disease Control provide manufacturers with an update on federal government action to control COVID-19. Hershey also shares manufacturing facility best practices to keep operations running smoothly. This webinar was held on March 20, 2020.
Introductory Information on COVID-19
As the crisis unfolds, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Leadership Council address the early steps other manufacturers are taking to stay ahead of the crisis—and how these steps can be duplicated to protect workers and strengthen businesses. This webinar was held on March 10, 2020.