Guest Post from the United Steelworkers: Building Freedom

Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted on the United Steelworkers website.  Pride wells up in Erica M. Brinson when she thinks about her work helping to build aircraft carriers and submarines at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Those ships and subs defend America’s shores and much of the free world. The men and women … Read moreGuest Post from the United Steelworkers: Building Freedom

Stepping on America’s Green Gas Pedal

Some news you may have missed: On Dec. 11 Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced the Affordable American-made Automobile Act. Through a big point-of-sale tax credit, the legislation would encourage drivers to consider buying a new and used electric vehicles (EV). Additionally, the bill would provide incentives to build out the next generation of charging stations, … Read moreStepping on America’s Green Gas Pedal

Still Not Convinced about Buying #MadeinUSAGifts? Watch This Video!

There’s just two weeks left until Christmas, and it’s officially crunch time for wrapping up (ha! get it?) your holiday shopping. Chances are there is at least one person left on your gift list. If that’s the case, check out the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, which features an eclectic range of gift ideas at … Read moreStill Not Convinced about Buying #MadeinUSAGifts? Watch This Video!

Congress Has Ironed Out Its TIVSA Disagreements

You might think Congress is entirely tied up in the impeachment hearings. But no! On Monday, House and Senate negotiators agreed to a compromise version of the massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets in place policy and spending for Department of Defense. Tucked in this huge conference report is legislation modeled on the … Read moreCongress Has Ironed Out Its TIVSA Disagreements

Let’s Check in on What’s Been Happening With General Motors in Lordstown

It’s been nine months since General Motors (GM) shuttered its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, but the impact of the automaker’s decision continues to reverberate… and it’s been a busy few days.  GM announced on Thursday that it plans to open a $2.3 billion battery factory not far from the site of the car assembly plant … Read moreLet’s Check in on What’s Been Happening With General Motors in Lordstown

Gift Guide Pick American Woolen is Leading a U.S. Textile Manufacturing Resurgence

If you own clothing that is labeled Made in America, chances are that the apparel was manufactured right here in the United States. {media_3} The one caveat, however, can be the origin of the fabric. Finely cut and sewn men’s suits, for example, often boast a label of “Made in the USA with Imported Fabrics” … Read moreGift Guide Pick American Woolen is Leading a U.S. Textile Manufacturing Resurgence

Can President Trump Deliver on His Promise to Create Millions of Manufacturing Jobs?

The November jobs figures will be released on Friday, offering the opportunity to reflect on how the manufacturing sector has faired since President Trump was elected about three years ago. Trump road into office promising a manufacturing renaissance, and pledging to bring back millions of American factory jobs. But while he got off to a … Read moreCan President Trump Deliver on His Promise to Create Millions of Manufacturing Jobs?

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Drinking Water Infrastructure is Made in America

We’ve been so lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that we didn’t get a chance to talk about an important bipartisan bill introduced last month that aims to improve a key piece of America’s infrastructure — and create good-paying jobs, too. Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) and David McKinley (R-W. Va.) put … Read moreBipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Drinking Water Infrastructure is Made in America

NATO Leaders are Meeting in London, and China is on the Agenda

President Trump is expected to be among the leaders who will gather in London this week for the NATO summit, and there’s quite a lot on the agenda for the military alliance as it marks its 70th anniversary.  Now, the Alliance for American Manufacturing does not spend a ton of time talking about NATO, and … Read moreNATO Leaders are Meeting in London, and China is on the Agenda

Thanksgiving is a Good Time to Remind Everyone U.S. Infrastructure is in Bad Shape

Hitting the road this holiday weekend? Prepare to sit in traffic. Hopping on an airplane to visit family and friends? Get ready for long lines. Traveling by train? It’s going to be crowded (but hey, you might get a meal). No matter what mode you go by, Thanksgiving travel is notoriously terrible, especially on the … Read moreThanksgiving is a Good Time to Remind Everyone U.S. Infrastructure is in Bad Shape

AAM’s Top 12 Reasons to Buy ‘Made in America’ This Holiday Season

Searching for holiday gifts for the special people in your life? Why not buy them a gift made right here in the USA? American-made products are great for many reasons, including the fact that it is refreshing to see a “Made in America” label versus the all too common “Made in China” stamp. American-made products … Read moreAAM’s Top 12 Reasons to Buy ‘Made in America’ This Holiday Season

Here’s How We Put Together the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

The Alliance for American Manufacturing officially unveiled the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide on Monday, our annual list of gift picks from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and — for the very first time! — Puerto Rico. If you haven’t seen the list yet, stop reading this and go check it … Read moreHere’s How We Put Together the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is thrilled to unveil the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, our annual collection of gift ideas from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We’ve worked hard to put together an eclectic mix of Made in USA gift picks at a variety of price points, … Read moreThe 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

These Economists Came Up With a Terrible Idea for Fixing America’s Geographical Divides

There are a lot of divisions in the United States these days, and one of the most striking is geospatial inequality. People living in big cities are, on the whole, doing better than those in smaller communities. Metropolitan areas with populations over 1 million people have accounted for 72 percent of the nation’s employment growth … Read moreThese Economists Came Up With a Terrible Idea for Fixing America’s Geographical Divides

There’s Still Concern About America’s Reliance on Mineral Imports — Especially From China

Minerals are essential to manufacturing components for everything from electric vehicles, smartphones, medical screening to weapons systems used by the military. But the United States remains heavily dependent on foreign sources for many of its critical minerals. About 91 percent of the rare earth element needed to make night-vision goggles for the military, for example, … Read moreThere’s Still Concern About America’s Reliance on Mineral Imports — Especially From China

Apple is Assembling Its Most Powerful Computer in Texas. It Should Do A Lot More!

Designed in California, Made in Texas. Well, this one thing sort of is, anyway. One of the more interesting case studies in the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict has been Apple. The company is an iconic American brand, but nearly all of its products are put together in China, including at facilities that have been accused … Read moreApple is Assembling Its Most Powerful Computer in Texas. It Should Do A Lot More!

New Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Make it Tougher for China to Dodge Trade Laws

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) introduced a new bill on Tuesday to “crack down on unfair trade cheating from nonmarket economies like China.” O.K., we know: We need to be more specific here. The Senators want to give the Commerce Department more power to … Read moreNew Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Make it Tougher for China to Dodge Trade Laws

Why Aren’t China’s Human Rights Problems Part of the Trade Deal?

The Trump administration and the Chinese government reportedly have been close to a “phase one” trade deal for some time now, but Turkey Day is almost here and there’s still nothing announced. What’s the holdup? These are the two largest economies in the world we’re talking about! People are getting antsy. Look, I get it: … Read moreWhy Aren’t China’s Human Rights Problems Part of the Trade Deal?

Don’t Let China’s State-Owned CRRC Build NYC’s Subway, State Lawmakers Say

As Congress continues to work on legislation to ban China’s government-owned, controlled or subsidized companies from receiving U.S. tax money to build rail cars and buses, local lawmakers are taking on the issue in their own states. The latest instance is in New York, where state Assemblymember Michael Cusick (D) is teaming up with state … Read moreDon’t Let China’s State-Owned CRRC Build NYC’s Subway, State Lawmakers Say

Report Highlights U.S.-China Priorities for Congressional Action

It’s been a big year in U.S.-China relations, and the conclusion of 2019 may or may not see the end of a trade war between the nations. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, charged with monitoring and investigating the national security implications of this bilateral economic relationship, has had plenty to keep an eye … Read moreReport Highlights U.S.-China Priorities for Congressional Action

We’re Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Past Made in America Holiday Gift Guide Picks

We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2019 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, our annual assortment of American-made gift ideas from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We work hard every year to pick new items, and the vast majority come from companies that never have been on the list before. We … Read moreWe’re Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Past Made in America Holiday Gift Guide Picks

There’s a Lot of “Banned, Unsafe of Mislabeled” Stuff on Amazon After it Went to China

The Wall Street Journal has published a lengthy look at Amazon’s years-long effort to bring products directly from Chinese factories to me and you, the American consumer. How has this effort turned out? Well, the title of the article is “Amazon’s Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Sellers Puts Consumers at Risk.” So … maybe good for … Read moreThere’s a Lot of “Banned, Unsafe of Mislabeled” Stuff on Amazon After it Went to China

How Holiday Favorite Wendell August Forge Rose From the Ashes, Stronger Than Ever

The artisans and craftsmen at Wendell August Forge have been making holiday-ready hand-hammered metal gifts and ornaments in Mercer, Pa., for nearly 100 years. But in 2010, it all went up in flames. *** Located about 40 miles north of downtown Pittsburgh — the capital of the American steel industry — America’s largest and oldest … Read moreHow Holiday Favorite Wendell August Forge Rose From the Ashes, Stronger Than Ever

Pete Visclosky To Retire After 35 Years in Congress

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1) announced on Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2020. After more than three decades in Congress, Pete is retiring! Born in Gary, Indiana and a graduate of Andrean High School, Indiana University Northwest and Notre Dame Law, Pete is a northwest Indiana native son who has been in office … Read morePete Visclosky To Retire After 35 Years in Congress

Report Examines BYD’s Failed Electric Bus Rollout in Albuquerque

When the city of Albuquerque contracted with Chinese bus manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) in 2016 to buy a fleet of 18 electric buses, officials were hopeful it was a big step in creating a “first-of-its-kind” all-electric bus corridor along a busy nine-mile stretch in the city. The dream turned into a nightmare. The problems … Read moreReport Examines BYD’s Failed Electric Bus Rollout in Albuquerque

What’s the Deal With Phase One of the U.S.-China Trade Deal?

So! After all of the fussin’ and feudin’, it looks like the United States and China are gonna sign a trade agreement. What’s the deal with it? Yes, what’s in this deal? It would be a “phase one” agreement, as President Trump called it when it was first announced a few weeks ago, meaning it’s … Read moreWhat’s the Deal With Phase One of the U.S.-China Trade Deal?

LEARNS Act Would Strengthen Apprenticeship Programs as Valuable Pipelines to Middle Class

As mired as America currently is in safeguarding its domestic manufacturing through trade negotiations, it’s easy to lose sight of another critical component of a thriving manufacturing base — workforce development. Technology continues to infuse the factory of the future, making apprenticeships are more important than ever. Indeed, 45% of all jobs over the next … Read moreLEARNS Act Would Strengthen Apprenticeship Programs as Valuable Pipelines to Middle Class

Some Senators are Mad That Their Retirement Plans May Soon Invest in Chinese Firms

Last week, six senators wrote a letter to the guy who runs the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which administers the retirement fund for federal employees – including members of Congress, the military and White House staff. Members of Congress have for a while been unhappy with the board’s 2017 decision to switch the … Read moreSome Senators are Mad That Their Retirement Plans May Soon Invest in Chinese Firms

China’s Chokehold on America’s Drug Supply is a Nightmare Come True

China has gained a chokehold on America’s pharmaceuticals, experts warn, creating a critical leverage point that, if it were to be exploited, could lead to catastrophe. Testimony before Congress this Thursday highlighted China’s domination of the pharmaceutical industry as strategic. “China has an active plan to become an increasingly dominant source of medicines to the … Read moreChina’s Chokehold on America’s Drug Supply is a Nightmare Come True

Will the “Skinny” Version of a Key Defense Policy Bill End Up Being a Surrender to China?

Congress may soon hand over the keys of a critical piece of our transportation infrastructure to China via the very legislation designed to strengthen America’s national defense. O.K., let me explain.  On Friday, I spent some time discussing the National Defense Authoritzation Act (NDAA), which is the pending legislation that Congress could use to ban China’s state-owned, … Read moreWill the “Skinny” Version of a Key Defense Policy Bill End Up Being a Surrender to China?

Don’t Be Spooked! There’s Still Time to Find Made in America Candy for Halloween

No trick – it’s almost time to pass those treats out! On Thursday, trick-or-treaters will swarm your doorstep in their most elaborate and creative costumes, but not to spook you. They only want one thing: CANDY! In case you forgot to pick up treats for the Spooktacular holiday, we put together a helpful list of unique … Read moreDon’t Be Spooked! There’s Still Time to Find Made in America Candy for Halloween

China, Which Has a Steel Overcapacity Problem, Leaves Forum on Steel Overcapacity

Last week we noted how an international group of steel industry associations had released a statement, calling on their governments to figure out a way to reduce steel production overcapacity – the difference between an industry’s potential output and current production. They released it ahead of a meeting of the G20 Global Forum on Steel … Read moreChina, Which Has a Steel Overcapacity Problem, Leaves Forum on Steel Overcapacity

New Study Outlines Rail Car Maker CRRC’s Deep Ties to China’s Authoritarian Government

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 is heading to a close. In just about two months we’ll bust out the champagne, sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome in 2020. But there’s work left to do in Washington, like a handful of key bills that must be passed before the year ends — including the National Defense … Read moreNew Study Outlines Rail Car Maker CRRC’s Deep Ties to China’s Authoritarian Government

This Manufacturer Makes Millions Machining Parts, But His Favorite Project? Making This Can Opener.

Describing the manufacturing life of John J. Steuby is like opening a can of beans – if the can is opened with a manual hand-held can opener. Steuby is 92 years old and has been in the manufacturing business for 57 years. He is the owner and CEO of John J. Steuby Company, a family-owned … Read moreThis Manufacturer Makes Millions Machining Parts, But His Favorite Project? Making This Can Opener.

Global Steel Industry Groups Unite for Action on Steel Excess Capacity Crisis

Steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia are urging their governments to intensify efforts to confront and solve the issue of excess capacity in the global steel sector. Apparently, current methods just don’t seem to be working effectively! The 19 associations involved released a statement, urging their various governments into action including … Read moreGlobal Steel Industry Groups Unite for Action on Steel Excess Capacity Crisis

We’re Putting Together Our Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, But We Need Your Help!

Fall is here! The weather is finally cooling down, at least in most parts of the country. People are drinking pumpkin spice lattes and beer and everything else. Folks big and small are getting their costumes ready for Halloween.  But if you’ve stepped into one of the big box stores in the past week, you surely … Read moreWe’re Putting Together Our Made in America Holiday Gift Guide, But We Need Your Help!

China Wants $2.4 Billion from the U.S. Over an Old WTO Tariff Dispute

Amid an enormous trade war between the U.S. and Chinese governments, China’s trying to get $2.4 billion from the United States for its non-compliance with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over the legitimacy of tariffs from the Obama era. Yes, that’s right: In 2012 China disputed the application of a bunch of tariffs on … Read moreChina Wants $2.4 Billion from the U.S. Over an Old WTO Tariff Dispute

Louis Vuitton Opened a Factory in Texas, Y’all!

Louis Vuitton officially opened a new 100,000-square-foot factory in Johnson County, Texas, on Thursday.  Presiding over the formal opening ceremony? None other than the arbiter of haute couture and all things tasteful, President Donald Trump (whose own businesses have long manufactured offshore). Anyway… Other than that, it looks like Louis Vuitton’s factory is off to … Read moreLouis Vuitton Opened a Factory in Texas, Y’all!

Made in USA Brand Stay Apparel Co. Celebrates Pennsylvania With a Retro Style

Neal Goulet didn’t start out in the apparel business. Goulet spent many years as a reporter and eventually became the owner of his own namesake communications firm. But in 2014, Goulet posted a blog centered around highlighting American-made products, and frequently began highlighting Made in USA goods on his website. Inspiration struck. In fall 2016, … Read moreMade in USA Brand Stay Apparel Co. Celebrates Pennsylvania With a Retro Style

Melbourne’s Metro Contracted with China’s CRRC. Now Problems Continue to Plague the Project.

China’s state-owned, controlled and subsidized China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is encountering delays (of at least a year) and technical issues in manufacturing rail cars promised to Melbourne, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.  Sound familiar? Yeah, to us, too. Frankly, it’s no surprise that CRRC is failing to deliver on its promises Down … Read moreMelbourne’s Metro Contracted with China’s CRRC. Now Problems Continue to Plague the Project.