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The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jun 14 2024

From Our Shockwaves Report: Standing Up for Steel

If the U.S. fails to adequately respond to China’s massive industrial overcapacity, American manufacturing may be facing its last stand. Don’t take our word for it: Listen to the factory workers on the front lines.

Jun 12 2024
Made in America

Why Joe Van Deman Left Google to Keep it Made in America: “We make things with our hands”

Jun 11 2024
Trade

Update: The European Union Places Provisional Tariffs on Chinese Auto Imports

Jun 10 2024
Jobs

Join Us For a Special “Making It In America” Book Event in Washington, D.C.

The Build Back Better Blueprint

Dec 18 2020

Steel Overcapacity: Trump Performed Triage. Can Biden Heal the Wound?

America’s steel industry is vital to our national security and critical infrastructure. But it remains threatened by global overcapacity, and COVID-19 has only made things worse.

Dec 17 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

The United States Can’t Build Back Better Without Investing in American Workers

Dec 16 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

What Do Black Factory Workers Want from the Incoming Biden Administration?

Dec 15 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

Renewed Interest in Made in America Was a Boon to Small Manufacturers During COVID-19. But Will It Continue?

Made in America

Jun 12 2024
Made in America By Jeffrey Bonior

Why Joe Van Deman Left Google to Keep it Made in America: “We make things with our hands”

We chatted with the owner of USA Brands — which includes companies like All-American Clothing, the Vermont Flannel Company, Vermont Teddy Bear Company and Gusset Brand — about his commitment to Made in America.

Jun 07 2024
Made in America

This Website is Bringing Amish-Made, Heirloom Quality Furniture to the Public

Jun 06 2024
Made in America

After Decades of Dilapidation, Michigan Central Station Makes a Motor City Comeback

Apr 19 2024
Made in America

Saturday is Record Store Day! Celebrate by Getting to Know Furnace Record Pressing

Trade

Jun 11 2024
Trade By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Update: The European Union Places Provisional Tariffs on Chinese Auto Imports

The Biden administration just raised U.S. tariffs on Chinese vehicles, but international coordination is critical to countering China’s overcapacity.

May 15 2024
Trade

Q&A with Jamie Walker: Why American Shipbuilding is Worth Fighting For

May 09 2024
Trade

What’s Happening at Ports in Belgium Should Worry American Automakers — and Policymakers

May 08 2024
Trade

Vietnam is Not a Market Economy

Buy America

May 10 2024
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

EPA Inspector General Says the Agency Needs to Do More to Track Buy America Waivers

EPA risks “being unable to determine whether it is meeting the intent of the Build America, Buy America Act — bolstering America’s industrial base, protecting national security, and supporting high-paying jobs.”

May 07 2024
Buy America

Memo to Massachusetts: It’s Time to Buy American

May 02 2024
Buy America

Just Steel! Catching Freedom! Domestic Product! The Names of the Horses in the 2024 Kentucky Derby are on Point

Apr 26 2024
Buy America

EPA’s Proposed Waiver of Buy America for $3 Billion Ports Program Draws Criticism from Labor and Environmental Groups

Workforce

Mar 27 2023
Workforce By Jeffrey Bonior

Filmmaking Competition Aims to Get Young People Interested in Manufacturing Careers

The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” contest in Pennsylvania asks middle schoolers to make videos that promote manufacturing as a career pathway.

Jan 21 2022
Workforce

Closing the Factory Floor Gender Gap

Oct 07 2021
Workforce

Democrats Discover Where They’ve Lost Voters: In Factory Towns

Oct 06 2021
Workforce

How Can Manufacturers Recruit More Women?

National Security

Feb 07 2024
National Security By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Proposed Rule Aims to Close a Glaring Gap in Freight Rail Security

The SAFE Trains Act, which passed as part of the infrastructure package in 2021, seeks to support Made in America freight rail — and limit influence of countries of concern, i.e. China.

Jan 10 2024
National Security

Yet Another Report Finds that the U.S. Defense Industrial Base is in Real Bad Shape

Dec 11 2023
National Security

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Sure Freight Rail Cars Aren’t Made in China

Dec 04 2023
National Security

A Draft of the National Defense Industrial Strategy Leaked, and There’s Reason to Worry

Infrastructure

May 27 2024
Infrastructure By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

House Votes to Close a Loophole That’s Allowed Tax Money to Continue to Flow to a Chinese State-Owned Rail Car Maker

A bipartisan law passed by Congress in 2019 intended to stop taxpayer dollars from being granted to transit makers with ties to China’s government.

May 17 2024
Infrastructure

Infrastructure Week is No Longer a Punchline, But It’s Not Getting the Stage Either

May 16 2024
Infrastructure

VICTORY: America’s Tax Dollars No Longer Will Fund Made in China Buses, Trams & More at U.S. Airports

Apr 29 2024
Infrastructure

Take Action: America’s Tax Money Must Not Fund China’s Buses and Trams at U.S. Airports!

Jobs

Jun 14 2024

From Our Shockwaves Report: Standing Up for Steel

If the U.S. fails to adequately respond to China’s massive industrial overcapacity, American manufacturing may be facing its last stand. Don’t take our word for it: Listen to the factory workers on the front lines.

Jun 10 2024
Jobs

Join Us For a Special “Making It In America” Book Event in Washington, D.C.

Mar 20 2024
Jobs

Intel Awarded Biggest CHIPS and Science Act Grant to Date

Feb 28 2024
Jobs

“Relighting the Flame” Premieres in Cleveland