Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Oct 15 2021
Section 232 is Working By Jeffrey Bonior

How Section 232 Trade Action Brought Alabama’s Fairfield Works Back to Life

Steelworker Seth Skalnik watched as the blast furnace came down at the U.S. Steel facility. Five years later, he was there when the steel mill mounted a comeback.

Oct 14 2021
Supply Chains

In Congressional Testimony, AAM’s Scott Paul Explains What Caused Supply Chain Woes — and What To Do Now

Oct 13 2021
Buy America

New Massachusetts Bill Aims to Support Made in America Companies Like This One

Oct 13 2021
Made in America

American Mule: An Ode to Arizona’s Copper Traditions

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

Oct 13 2021
Made in America By Matt Heller

American Mule: An Ode to Arizona’s Copper Traditions

This Copper State-based drinkware company crafts mugs by artisans with 100% American copper.

Oct 01 2021
Made in America

Nalgene: Born from Science, Made in America

Sep 02 2021
Made in America

American Giant and Excel Manufacturing Join Forces to Make a New, Made-In-America Product

Aug 30 2021
Made in America

Milwaukee Tool Expands its Footprint in Mississippi

Trade

Oct 04 2021
Trade By Stockton Grunewald

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

Tai cites the American steel and solar industries as examples of those that have suffered because of the actions of China’s government.

Sep 16 2021
Trade

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

Jun 10 2021
Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Promises Workers Will Have a Seat at the Table on Trade

May 26 2021
Trade

Economic Policy Institute Study Confirms Section 232 Tariffs on Aluminum Imports Worked

Buy America

Oct 13 2021
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

New Massachusetts Bill Aims to Support Made in America Companies Like This One

Massachusetts has an opportunity to ensure local companies and workers will see the benefits of taxpayer spending on construction projects.

Sep 22 2021
Buy America

Proposed Massachusetts Law Aims to Expand Buy America

Aug 27 2021
 

Will Texas Legislators Buy America?

Jul 28 2021
Buy America

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

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

Sep 30 2021
Infrastructure By Jeffrey Bonior

House Prepares to Vote on Infrastructure Bill, Maybe

Speaker Nancy Pelosi scheduled a vote on the $1.2 trillion investment package for Thursday. Will Congress get the job done?

Sep 20 2021
Infrastructure

Senator Says Extreme Weather Can Spur Action to Tackle Climate Change — and Create Jobs

Sep 15 2021
Infrastructure

Key House Committee Advances Infrastructure Legislation

Sep 01 2021
Infrastructure

Hurricane Ida’s Devastation Proves Toll of Infrastructure Underinvestment Yet Again

Jobs

Sep 21 2021
Jobs By Matt Heller

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

A new UCLA working paper examines the correlation between recession length and lost manufacturing jobs.

Sep 09 2021
Jobs

Calling the Balls and Strikes on Major League Baseball’s Pending Factory Closure

Sep 03 2021
Jobs

Manufacturing Gains 37,000 Jobs in August

Aug 06 2021
Jobs

Factories Gained 27,000 Jobs in July