Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jul 23 2021
PPE By Matt Heller

Breathe Healthy Masks Were Made in America Long Before the Pandemic

Veteran-owned and American-made, the company aims for its masks to balance effectiveness and comfort.

Jul 22 2021
Section 232 is Working

Five Reasons Why the U.S. Must Maintain Section 232 Tariffs on Steel Imports

Jul 20 2021
Clean Energy

To Be Successful, the Transition to Electric Vehicles Must Include American Manufacturing Workers

Jul 19 2021
Made in America

Ralph Lauren’s U.S. Olympic Team Outfits are Made in USA. What About Kim Kardashian West’s Team USA SKIMS?

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

Jul 19 2021
Made in America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Ralph Lauren’s U.S. Olympic Team Outfits are Made in USA. What About Kim Kardashian West’s Team USA SKIMS?

Ralph Lauren learned from its past mistakes and shifted production to the United States. But where is the official underwear of Team USA manufactured?

Jul 16 2021
Made in America

Detroit Bikes is Working to Bring Bicycle Manufacturing Back to the U.S.A.

Jul 14 2021
Made in America

Áthos Cleaning Products Leave Out the Chemicals, But Keep it Made in America

Jul 09 2021
Made in America

Chemo Beanies Support and Comfort Those Going Through Cancer

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

Jul 08 2021
By Matthew McMullan

California Has a Chance to Stick a Buy America Rule On its EV Voucher Program

And it’s about to not take it.

Jun 30 2021
Buy America

Time to Take Action, Maine Residents

Jun 28 2021
Buy America

It’s Official: New Jersey Strengthens Buy American

Jun 21 2021
 

Texas Expands its Buy America Rules

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

Jul 15 2021
Infrastructure By Lauren Ban

Congress Has a “Historic Opportunity” to Make U.S. Competitive Policy Worker-Centric, Senators Say

A Senate hearing this week focused on how smart policy can ensure the U.S. can compete with China — and how workers can see the benefits, too.

Jul 15 2021
Infrastructure

Brookings Examines the Ambitious Road Ahead to Improve American Manufacturing

Jul 13 2021
Infrastructure

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Remains Optimistic on Infrastructure

Jul 01 2021
Infrastructure

House Passes the INVEST in America Act

Jobs

Jun 30 2021
Jobs By Lauren Ban

Companies Did Bring Back Domestic Production as a Result of the Pandemic, Reshoring Initiative Finds

“One bright silver lining to the pandemic is the broad public and corporate realization and acknowledgement of the need to shorten supply chains and produce goods at home,” reads a recent report released by Reshoring Initiative.

Jun 09 2021
Jobs

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

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