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The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

May 17 2021
Steel By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

U.S., E.U. Announce Diplomatic Talks to Address Steel Overcapacity

While the talks will be an important in the effort to rein in excess steel capacity, it is essential they bring about measurable, enforceable results that will prevent another devastating surge in imports.

May 14 2021
Made in America

How the Made in USA AeroPress Coffee Maker Made a Global Impact

May 13 2021
Clean Energy

Granholm, Wyden, Whitmer Tout Potential Job Creation and Other Benefits from Clean Energy Investment

May 12 2021
Buy America

Senate Committee Advances Several Bills to Strengthen Buy 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

May 14 2021
Made in America By Lauren Ban

How the Made in USA AeroPress Coffee Maker Made a Global Impact

It started with a simple quest for a good cup of coffee. It became so popular that it launched a worldwide coffee making competition.

Apr 16 2021
Made in America

SOM Footwear Offers Runners a Minimalist Shoe Option That’s Also Made in the USA

Apr 07 2021
Made in America

New Balance’s Made in USA Line Gets a Notable New Director

Mar 12 2021
Made in America

Get to Know Sutphen, Which Has Been Making Fire Engines in the United States Since 1890

Trade

Apr 28 2021
Trade By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Warns U.S. Must “Keep Our Eye on the Ball”

Testifying before a Senate subcommittee, Tai says that the U.S. risks losing critical industries, especially given unfair trade practices by China’s government.

Apr 23 2021
Trade

ICYMI: A Bill in the Senate to Tighten Trade Enforcement Rules

Mar 09 2021
Trade

Report Finds Chinese Government Responsible for Uyghur Genocide

Mar 03 2021
Trade

The Biden Administration Releases its Trade Policy Agenda

Buy America

May 12 2021
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Senate Committee Advances Several Bills to Strengthen Buy America

The “Build America, Buy America Act” and the “BuyAmerican.gov Act of 2021” were among the measures passed out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

May 06 2021
Buy America

Maine Aims to Buy American

Apr 27 2021
Buy America

White House Names Celeste Drake as the First Director of Made in America

Apr 22 2021
Buy America

Bipartisan Group in Both Congressional Chambers Push Buy America Bill

Workforce

Apr 26 2021
Workforce By Matthew McMullan

Apple Is Coming to the Tar Heel State

North Carolina lands the tech titan’s big new campus — and the promise of 3,000 R&D jobs.

Apr 21 2021
 

Wisconsin and Foxconn Have a New Deal, and It’s Much Smaller

Mar 22 2021
Workforce

How Best to Introduce Diversity and Equity into the Industrial Workforce?

Feb 22 2021
Workforce

Bring Me My Electric Astro Van: A Look at GM’s Plans To Build Electric Vehicles

National Security

Apr 07 2021
National Security By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

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

Senators from both sides of the aisle want to ensure there are “5G alternatives to Chinese-made equipment.”

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

Feb 03 2021
National Security

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Biden to Shore up Chip Manufacturing

Infrastructure

May 11 2021
Infrastructure By Lauren Ban

United for Infrastructure Encourages the Biden Administration to #LeadWithInfrastructure

“There is an enormous need here and, with that, comes an enormous opportunity,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said during a Monday kickoff event.

May 04 2021
Infrastructure

Q&A’s on Infrastructure: “More work, more workers.”

Apr 21 2021
Infrastructure

How Buy Clean Can Help the U.S. Close the “Carbon Loophole”

Apr 19 2021
Infrastructure

Q&A: More Americans Share How Infrastructure Investment Will Help Their Communities

Jobs

May 07 2021
Jobs By Matthew McMullan

U.S. Manufacturing Loses 18,000 Jobs in April

The numbers show a clear need for significant industrial policy.

Nov 20 2020
Jobs

GM Ups its Bet on Electric Vehicle Production

Nov 18 2020
 

Report: Congress Knew Opening Trade With China Would Hurt American Workers

Nov 16 2020
 

President-elect Joe Biden Recommits to Building Back Better – and Buying American