Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Aug 18 2022
Trade with China By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

United Nations Says It is “Reasonable to Conclude” Forced Labor is Happening in Xinjiang

The U.N. report underscores just how important it is to enforce the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and undertake other key policy efforts.

Aug 17 2022
Made in America

Are the Kardashians Still Making their Products in the USA?

Aug 16 2022
Trade with China

Take Action: The U.S. Must Enforce the Ban of Chinese Goods Connected to Forced Labor!

Aug 15 2022
Buy America

Rep. Tim Ryan Wants to Close a Buy American Loophole for Solar Power

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

Aug 17 2022
Made in America By Ayesha Patel, Bradley Laas and Stockton Grunewald

Are the Kardashians Still Making their Products in the USA?

We offered applause for the reality TV powerhouses when they sourced their products in the United States. That appears to no longer be the case – with one notable exception.

Aug 12 2022
Made in America

Made in the USA, Men’s Apparel Brand Old Bull Lee Puts Quality First

Aug 11 2022
Made in America

Nearly 120 Years After Their Debut, Crayola’s Iconic Crayons are Still Made in USA

Aug 08 2022
Made in America

The United Steelworkers Kickoff First In-Person Constitutional Convention Since 2017

Trade

Aug 01 2022

America’s Workers Speak Out for Trade Action at the International Trade Commission

The International Trade Commission (ITC) hosted a marathon three-day hearing this July to examine the impacts of Section 232 on steel and aluminum imports and Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. As you might expect, industry executives and trade lawyers […]

Jul 21 2022
Trade

Revoking Tariffs Would Be “Ill Conceived and Inherently Flawed,” AAM President Scott Paul Tells ITC

Jul 18 2022
Trade

CALL YOUR SENATORS: Tell Them to Include Trade Tools in Competitiveness Legislation

Jul 05 2022
Trade

A Reminder Lifting Tariffs Won’t Fix Inflation, But Will Cause Other Problems

Buy America

Aug 15 2022
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Rep. Tim Ryan Wants to Close a Buy American Loophole for Solar Power

Right now, Buy American only applies to taxpayer-funded purchases of solar panels. But the federal government actually receives most of its solar power via power purchase agreements.

Jun 30 2022
Buy America

Senatorial Duo Baldwin and Braun are Pushing the White House to Stick to Its Buy America Bona Fides

Jun 28 2022
Buy America

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu Signs Buy America Legislation

Jun 01 2022
Buy America

Buy America Legislation Moves Forward in New Hampshire

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 10 2022
By Cathalijne Adams

Commission Examines Critical Vulnerability in the Global Supply Chain: China

China’s chokehold on critical minerals and manufacturing threatens U.S. national security, experts said during a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing. Witnesses testified to the threat of China’s supply chain dominance before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission […]

Apr 27 2022
National Security

The U.S. Has Needed to Shore Up Its Defense Industrial Base For Years. Now It’s Even More Urgent

Feb 09 2022
National Security

Chinese State-Owned Companies Just Lost a Big Light Rail Contract in Israel

Jun 04 2021
National Security

Labor and Business Agree: China’s State-Owned or Supported Companies Shouldn’t Get Tax Money to Build U.S. Rail Cars and Buses

Infrastructure

May 16 2022
Infrastructure By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Hey, It’s Infrastructure Week Again!

Congress finally got its act together and passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment package last year. Now it’s time to implement it, and we must make sure these projects are Made in America.

Apr 14 2022
Infrastructure

Sherrod Brown Urges Federal Government To Get The Details Right Around Buy America Laws.

Feb 17 2022
Infrastructure

Biden Talks Infrastructure Investment in Ohio

Feb 09 2022
 

The Buy America Rules in the Infrastructure Bill Bring an Electric Vehicle Factory to Tennessee

Jobs

Aug 10 2022
Jobs By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

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

As our previous research has shown, all workers suffered when factories offshored starting in the 1970s. But the impact on Black workers has been profoundly and disproportionally negative.

Aug 06 2022
Jobs

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

Jul 14 2022
Jobs

We Can’t Miss the Chance to Create Good Factory Jobs!

Jun 17 2022
Jobs

Growing Factory Jobs can Provide New Opportunities for Workers of Color