Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Jun 26 2022
By Jeffrey Bonior

A Historic Mill is Closing in Wisconsin, but the Paper Industry is Humming

There’s a healthy job market for experienced workers in Green Bay’s paper mills.

Jun 23 2022
Trade

Shein, TikTok’s Favorite Fast Fashion Brand, is Very Bad in So Many Ways

Jun 22 2022
Trade with China

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Calls Tariffs a “Significant Piece of Leverage”

Jun 21 2022
Trade with China

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is Now Up and Running

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 26 2022
By Jeffrey Bonior

A Historic Mill is Closing in Wisconsin, but the Paper Industry is Humming

There’s a healthy job market for experienced workers in Green Bay’s paper mills.

Jun 02 2022
Made in America

Tom Cruise’s Bomber Jacket Restored to Original Glory in the New Top Gun Movie

May 23 2022
 

Made in USA Solar Panel Maker Auxin is Risking It All to Take a Stand Against China. Here’s Why.

May 20 2022
Made in America

This Bill Aims to Change the “Fabric of the American Garment Manufacturing Industry”

Trade

Jun 23 2022
Trade By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Shein, TikTok’s Favorite Fast Fashion Brand, is Very Bad in So Many Ways

The China-based company ships its incredibly cheap clothing directly to consumers, allowing it to dodge U.S. trade enforcement. It also stands accused of a whole lot of other bad practices.

Jun 14 2022
Trade

Ten Reasons President Biden Should Not Lift Tariffs on Imports from China

Jun 14 2022
Trade

The WTO is Meeting for the First Time in Years. Can It Survive?

Jun 07 2022
Trade

USTR Talks Tariffs and a New Indo-Pacific Partnership

Buy America

Jun 01 2022
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Buy America Legislation Moves Forward in New Hampshire

State lawmakers approved legislation to give preference to Made in America iron and steel in state-funded construction projects. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk.

May 10 2022
 

New Hampshire State Senator on Why Buy America Matters

Apr 22 2022
Buy America

Biden Administration Takes Another Step With New Domestic Procurement Rule

Apr 21 2022
Buy America

New Hampshire is One Step Closer to Buying American

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

Jun 17 2022
Jobs By Scott Paul

Growing Factory Jobs can Provide New Opportunities for Workers of Color

The United States can seize the moment to create millions of new, well-paid jobs for American workers, begin to close racial wealth gaps, and offer new opportunities for workers of color.

Apr 26 2022
Jobs

Has a Factory Closure or Offshoring of Jobs Affected You?

Apr 05 2022
Jobs

Manufacturing Continued its Steady Climb in the Last Jobs Report

Jan 31 2022
Jobs

Workers of Color Suffered the Most Due to Factory Job Loss, But Manufacturing Still Pays a Premium