Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jan 31 2023
Infrastructure By Matthew McMullan

House Committee to Look at the “State of Transportation Infrastructure”

They better be talking about implementing on-the-books Buy America rules!

Jan 30 2023
Trade with China

Momentum is Building to Revoke China’s Normalized Trade Relations Status

Jan 30 2023
 

Inventions Leaving the Country, a Transportation Boondoggle, and Made in America Fraud

Jan 27 2023
Trade

The U.S. Appeals a WTO Decision Against its National Security Tariffs

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

Jan 30 2023

Inventions Leaving the Country, a Transportation Boondoggle, and Made in America Fraud

We’re covering the major manufacturing news you need to know as we close January out! Listen in to learn about a bill aiming to keep taxpayer-funded inventions Made in America, Boston’s contract with a Chinese state-owned rail car company that’s […]

Jan 25 2023
Made in America

The Smithsonian Visits Buffalo’s Oxford Pennant

Jan 20 2023
Made in America

Make-A-Fort Aims to Get Kids Building — and Off Screens

Dec 22 2022
Made in America

Get Ready for Your 2023 Resolutions with Made in USA Running Gear

Trade

Jan 27 2023
Trade By Matthew McMullan

The U.S. Appeals a WTO Decision Against its National Security Tariffs

“The United States will not cede decision-making over its essential security to WTO panels,” says the Biden administration’s ambassador.

Jan 19 2023
Trade

The United States is Finally Investing in Its Own Industries and the Davos Set Doesn’t Seem Happy About It

Jan 13 2023
 

Dispute Panel Rules for Looser Rules of Origin for Autos under the USMCA

Dec 13 2022
 

Japan, the Netherlands to Join U.S. Chip Ban Against China

Buy America

Jan 09 2023
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

ICYMI: President Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Buying American

“It’s about making things in America again. It’s about good jobs. It’s about the dignity of work. It’s about respect,” Biden said.

Oct 27 2022
Buy America

The EPA, Without Justification, Decided Buy America Does Not Apply to the Clean School Bus Program

Sep 26 2022
Buy America

Will Philadelphia’s New Rail Cars, Built by a Chinese State-Owned Company, Abide By Buy America?

Sep 15 2022
Buy America

Biden Administration Unveils New “Buy Clean” Actions to Promote Clean U.S. Manufacturing

Workforce

Jan 21 2022
Workforce By Stockton Grunewald

Closing the Factory Floor Gender Gap

How manufacturers can (and are) securing a resilient workforce.

Oct 07 2021
Workforce

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

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

National Security

Jan 17 2023
National Security By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Wow, Things are Really Bad at the CRRC Factory in Massachusetts

The Chinese state-owned company severely underbid to nab a taxpayer-funded contract to build new rail cars for Boston’s subway system. It hasn’t gone great.

Jan 05 2023
National Security

Remember the CRRC Boston Rail Car Project? It’s Shaping Up to be Quite the Boondoggle

Sep 29 2022
National Security

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Technology Invented in the USA is Made in the USA

Sep 27 2022
National Security

Bipartisan Group of House and Senate Leaders Calls on Biden to Regulate Outbound Investments

Infrastructure

Jan 31 2023
Infrastructure By Matthew McMullan

House Committee to Look at the “State of Transportation Infrastructure”

They better be talking about implementing on-the-books Buy America rules!

Dec 26 2022
Infrastructure

No. 5 Manufacturing Story of 2022: America Finally Begins Rebuilding its Infrastructure

Oct 13 2022
Infrastructure

Instead of an Infrastructure Week, President Biden Calls for an “Infrastructure Decade”

May 16 2022
Infrastructure

Hey, It’s Infrastructure Week Again!

Jobs

Jan 06 2023
Jobs By Matthew McMullan

Only 8,000 Jobs for Manufacturing this December

Despite a slow month for factory jobs, the groundwork has been laid to grow the U.S. manufacturing sector in the coming year.

Oct 07 2022
Jobs

Jobs Report Shows Another 22,000 U.S. Factory Jobs Created in September

Aug 10 2022
Jobs

A Resurfaced “Breakfast Club” Clip Helps Explain Deindustrialization’s Link to Racial Inequality

Aug 06 2022
Jobs

Industrial Policy is Driving Job Growth, But That’s Not the Only Reason We Need It