Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jan 21 2022

Guest Post: Get to Know the Family-Owned W.H. Bagshaw Company, the Oldest Pin Maker in America

The New Hampshire company has specialized in precision manufacturing in the USA since 1870, attributing its success to the “small but mighty pin.”

Jan 21 2022
Workforce

Closing the Factory Floor Gender Gap

Jan 20 2022
PPE

Congressional Officials Handed Out Made in China KN95 Masks. There’s Bipartisan Outrage.

Jan 19 2022
Manufacturing

How Can the United States Grow Manufacturing?

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 21 2022

Guest Post: Get to Know the Family-Owned W.H. Bagshaw Company, the Oldest Pin Maker in America

The New Hampshire company has specialized in precision manufacturing in the USA since 1870, attributing its success to the “small but mighty pin.”

Jan 14 2022
Made in America

An American Apparel Maker Lives its Values

Dec 22 2021
Made in America

HGTV Stars Ben and Erin Napier Just Reopened a Factory in Their Home Town

Dec 17 2021
Made in America

What Vehicle Topped the 2021 Kogod Made in America Auto Index?

Trade

Jan 18 2022
Trade By Cathalijne Adams

New Bill Aims to Close Import Tariff Loophole

The Import Security and Fairness Act would prohibit the application of the de minimis threshold on goods imported from countries that are both non-market economies, such as China, and on the U.S. Trade Representative’s Watch List, as China often is.

Dec 09 2021
 

A Paper Quantifies The Working Class Vote Shift After NAFTA

Nov 05 2021
Trade

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

Nov 02 2021
Trade

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

Buy America

Dec 09 2021
Buy America By Stockton Grunewald

How the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Keep it Made in the USA

The team at Kelley Drye & Warren examined the Buy America provisions in the new infrastructure law.

Nov 18 2021
Buy America

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

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

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

Jan 13 2022
By Matthew McMullan

House Committee Holds First Hearing on Water Infrastructure Legislation of 2022

It’s a WRDA year!

Dec 20 2021
Infrastructure

There’s a Bipartisan Push to Fully Fund the Made in America Office

Dec 13 2021
 

The Biden Administration Unveils a Roadmap for its EV Ambitions

Dec 02 2021
Infrastructure

Rebuilding America by Buying America

Jobs

Jan 07 2022
Jobs By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Factory Job Growth is Off to a Solid Start in 2022. Will it Continue?

The pandemic and supply chain challenges brought home the dangers of relying too much on imports. Now the U.S. must take advantage of a historic opportunity to grow its own manufacturing base.

Nov 10 2021
 

Investing in American Workers through EVs

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?