Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jun 18 2021
By Lauren Ban and Matt Heller

Commemorate Juneteenth by Getting to Know These 12 Black-owned Businesses

Running a small business is always a challenge, especially for Made in America companies. But Black-owned businesses face an even tougher road.

Jun 17 2021
Culture

“Factory Made” Offers Viewers an “The Office”-Style View into American Manufacturing

Jun 16 2021
Infrastructure

Senate Panel Advances Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021

Jun 15 2021
Section 232 is Working

Opinion: The Steel Tariffs are Working

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 03 2021
Made in America By Lauren Ban

Cobalt Street’s High-Quality Fashion Brings Together Social and Environmental Awareness, All While Being Made in America

Keeping production in the United States allows Cobalt Street to have more oversight over the manufacturing process.

May 28 2021
Made in America

Looking for Something to Binge Watch this Holiday Weekend? Try Home Town Takeover

May 24 2021
Made in America

Peloton Announces $400 Million Investment in Made in America Manufacturing

May 14 2021
Made in America

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

Trade

Jun 10 2021
Trade By Jeffrey Bonior

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

Appearing at a town hall event sponsored by the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Trade Representative noted “President Biden is committed to protecting our steel industry and workers” from unfair trade practices.

May 26 2021
Trade

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

May 19 2021
 

Report Finds Forced Labor Throughout China Solar Panel Supply Chain

Apr 28 2021
Trade

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

Buy America

Jun 11 2021
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Biden Administration Announces New Buy American Guidance

Federal agencies are directed to review waivers to Buy American, with the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of foreign-made goods purchased by the federal government and strengthening domestic production.

May 27 2021
Buy America

Texas Legislature Unanimously Passes Bill to Expand Buy America

May 12 2021
Buy America

Senate Committee Advances Several Bills to Strengthen Buy America

May 06 2021
Buy America

Maine Aims to Buy American

Workforce

May 21 2021
Workforce By Lauren Ban

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

If you raise wages and offer training, they’ll come back.

Apr 26 2021
Workforce

Apple Is Coming to the Tar Heel State

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?

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

Jun 16 2021
Infrastructure By Matt Heller

Senate Panel Advances Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021

The bipartisan bill calls for $78 billion in infrastructure spending on rail, freight, truck, and highways as well as new safety measures.

Jun 11 2021
Infrastructure

House Committee Advances Critical Infrastructure Bills

Jun 10 2021
Infrastructure

Is Consensus Emerging on the Need for Infrastructure?

May 26 2021
Infrastructure

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Advances Surface Transportation Bill

Jobs

Jun 09 2021
Jobs By Lauren Ban

Commerce Secretary Testifies That Boosting Manufacturing Will Create Jobs and Grow the Economy

“We have to do more to build back better, improve manufacturing, get Americans back to work, and lay the foundation for shared growth and prosperity,” Secretary Raimondo told a House subcommittee.

May 07 2021
Jobs

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

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