Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Dec 06 2021
Made in America By Matt Heller

ARTIFACT’s Chris Hughes Turned Crisis into a Made in America Opportunity

The Omaha-based company, which got its start during the Great Recession, makes beautiful bags, aprons and accessories that are built to last.

Dec 03 2021
Made in America

Personalize Your Made in USA Gift with Words with Boards

Dec 03 2021
China

Supporting American Workers Against the Unfair Trade Practices of China’s Government

Dec 02 2021
Infrastructure

Rebuilding America by Buying America

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

Dec 06 2021
Made in America By Matt Heller

ARTIFACT’s Chris Hughes Turned Crisis into a Made in America Opportunity

The Omaha-based company, which got its start during the Great Recession, makes beautiful bags, aprons and accessories that are built to last.

Dec 03 2021
Made in America

Personalize Your Made in USA Gift with Words with Boards

Nov 30 2021
Made in America

Gift Guide Makers Share Why Made in USA Matters to Them

Nov 24 2021
Made in America

In a Market Crowded with Imports, the American Chest Company Keeps it Local

Trade

Nov 05 2021
Trade By Matthew McMullan

An Update to the China Shock Examines the Fallout After an Import surge

The new China Shock paper’s conclusions are incomplete.

Nov 02 2021
Trade

The U.S. and E.U. have a Deal on Steel Tariffs

Oct 04 2021
Trade

In Speech on China, USTR Tai Says the Biden Administration Plans to “Protect American Economic Interests”

Sep 16 2021
Trade

Gearing up for the U.S.-E.U. Trade and Technology Council’s First Meeting

Buy America

Nov 18 2021
Buy America By Matt Heller

Manufacturers and Factory Workers Likely to Benefit from New Buy America Waiver Process

For the first time, the public will have an in-depth look at Buy America waivers, adding much needed transparency to the process.

Nov 09 2021
Buy America

Massachusetts Lawmakers Set to Vote on Buy America Amendment

Oct 27 2021
Buy America

House Panel Moves to Expand Buy America to FEMA

Oct 19 2021
Buy America

Massachusetts Committee Examines Buy America Legislation

Workforce

Oct 07 2021
Workforce By Matthew McMullan

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

That’s according to a new report, written by Democrats, analyzing the results of recent federal elections in the industrial heartland.

Oct 06 2021
Workforce

How Can Manufacturers Recruit More Women?

May 21 2021
Workforce

An Extra $300 per Week Isn’t What’s Keeping Workers Home

Apr 26 2021
Workforce

Apple Is Coming to the Tar Heel State

National Security

Jun 04 2021
National Security By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Labor and Business Agree: China’s State-Owned or Supported Companies Shouldn’t Get Tax Money to Build U.S. Rail Cars and Buses

A diverse coalition of unions and companies are urging Congress to maintain and strengthen the Transportation Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA).

Apr 07 2021
National Security

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Biden Administration to Fund “Secure” 5G Networks

Mar 15 2021
National Security

Will 2021 Be the Year the United States Finally Sets Sail on Shipbuilding?

Feb 17 2021
 

China Mulls Export Rules for Rare Earth Elements

Infrastructure

Dec 02 2021
Infrastructure By Stockton Grunewald

Rebuilding America by Buying America

A closer look at the bipartisan infrastructure law.

Nov 15 2021
Infrastructure

President Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment Package Into Law

Nov 10 2021
 

Investing in American Workers through EVs

Nov 08 2021
Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Bill Arrives

Jobs

Nov 10 2021
By Matt Heller

Investing in American Workers through EVs

The Economic Policy Institute hosts a discussion about how to ensure the domestic workforce benefits from the our electric-vehicle future.

Nov 02 2021
Jobs

National Coalition of Labor, Environmental and Veterans Groups Call on General Electric to “Bring It Home”

Oct 19 2021
Jobs

Globalization Devastated the Industrial Heartland. How Can We Renew Prosperity?

Sep 21 2021
Jobs

Study Finds Long-Term Factory Job Loss Has Meant Economic Recessions Last Longer