Tag: American manufacturing

Logistics, Process

America Needs Trade Action to Balance an Unfair Global Market, USTR Tai Asserts

December 14, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai reaffirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to trade action during remarks at Semafor’s “State of Made in America” event Wednesday. A congressionally mandated four-year review of Section 301 tariffs has been long awaited by the […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Industrial Policy Continues to Fuel America’s Solar Manufacturing Growth

December 8, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Solar company Heliene Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has invested an additional $10 million in its original Mountain Iron, Minn., solar modules manufacturing and assembly line, creating more than 130 new jobs in the Iron Range. The company, which […]


New Poll Finds Likely GOP Voters Really Want Action on Manufacturing (and They Support Tariffs, Too)

September 26, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Let me start off with a disclaimer: The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution, and as such, we do not take sides in elections or endorse any specific candidates. But we do seek to inform candidates of […]


American Manufacturing Revival

October 19, 2021

Via: Industry Today

With nearly every political cycle politicians decry the shrinking manufacturing base in the United States. They often call out growth in countries like China and Mexico at the expense of U.S. manufacturing. Data is selected and presented that shows a […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Combating the Skilled Workers Shortage in Manufacturing

August 10, 2021

Via: Design News

The COVID-19 pandemic furthered the known skilled workforce shortage within the American manufacturing industry. According to a May 2021 report by Deloitte, the manufacturing industry is currently trying to fill nearly half a million job openings, a number that is […]


By Moving to Strengthen Buy American, President Biden Bets on American Workers

July 28, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Biden traveled to Macungie, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon to officially unveil a new proposed rule designed to strengthen Buy American, with the goal of ensuring that when the federal government spends taxpayer money, it will benefit American workers and […]


To Be Successful, the Transition to Electric Vehicles Must Include American Manufacturing Workers

July 20, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s vital that American manufacturing workers have a seat at the table as the United States transitions to an electric vehicle future, policymakers and other experts agreed during a panel discussion on Tuesday. Labor and industry leaders joined both state […]

Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

Our American Manufacturing Plan Will Create 6.9 to 12.9 Million New Jobs by 2024

October 20, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s an entirely predictable sequence: Every four years, national political figures will find their way to industrial battleground states such as Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and proceed to extol the virtues of factory jobs. Some economists and idealogues will […]

Process, Production

The Pandemic Proves the Need for Industrial Policy

April 14, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Hundreds of companies across the United States are reinventing themselves to make equipment that is desperately needed to treat the coronavirus. That so many American manufacturers are rising to meet this pandemic with little coordination from the federal government reveals […]


What’s the Deal With Phase One of the U.S.-China Trade Deal?

November 5, 2019

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

So! After all of the fussin’ and feudin’, it looks like the United States and China are gonna sign a trade agreement. What’s the deal with it? Yes, what’s in this deal? It would be a “phase one” agreement, as […]

Logistics, Process

The Slow Exodus of Multinational Manufacturers

February 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I saw the headline that General Motors had announced they were closing four U.S. auto plants, and one of them was in Lordstown, Ohio. This announcement caused me to flash back to another Ohio plant closure—the Ford assembly plant in […]

Logistics, Process

The Real State of American Manufacturing

August 27, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Here we are now, nine years into the recovery from the Great Recession, a year and a half into a new business-minded presidency, and currently in the wild midst of a digital transformation rocking the entire manufacturing sector. In many […]

Process, Production

Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade

July 18, 2018

Via: Industry Week

While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles. After decades of shedding thousands of jobs and closing […]

Design & Planning, Process

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Will Help Rebuild American Manufacturing

March 7, 2018

Via: Industry Week

There has been quite a furor in financial and political circles since President Trump announced the that he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from all countries. There has been an outcry that it would raise consumer prices, […]

Process, Quality Control, Regulations

NAM State of Manufacturing Tour: Strong tailwinds for manufacturing

February 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Matters

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) completed its 2018 State of Manufacturing Tour last week, making stops at several plants across the country, sharing insights about the future for manufacturing. In each location, one common themes was emphasized: Manufacturing is […]


How Trade Policies Led to the Decline of American Manufacturing

December 7, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Many people think that the decline in American manufacturing started with American manufacturers sourcing manufacturing offshore in order to achieve lower labor costs, avoid regulations, and pay lower taxes. While the decline accelerated after China was granted the status of […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018: Meet The Best Young Makers And Industrial Innovators

November 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

Who says American manufacturing is dead? The young innovators on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Manufacturing and Industry are finding plenty of opportunities to design useful new products, make factories more efficient and create better materials. Many of them […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace in 13 Years

October 2, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Robust order growth and healthy production pushed the Institute for Supply Management index to record levels. Powered by robust order growth and healthy production, American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, figures from the Institute […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Dispelling the Biggest Myths About Modern American Manufacturing

June 3, 2016

Via: dream it. DO IT. Nebraska Blog

“The landscape in advanced manufacturing has evolved. A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice. The reality is far from that.” Those were the words of Jeffrey Krause, the CEO […]