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Company That Trump Trashed For Offshoring Jobs Is Having Workers Train Their Own Replacements

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

Brian Reed has known some of his co-workers for decades and considers them friends, but he’s been very direct with the ones getting extra pay to tra...

First Ford, Now Fiat: Trump Had Nothing To Do With New U.S. Jobs

David Pakman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
David Pakman

We need to prepare ourselves for the next four years. We’re witnessing a growing trend, where, if any new jobs are created, Donald Trump will likely...

Breaking Free Of The Trump Trap

Les Leopold | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

As progressives rally to resist him, Trump is building support in key swing states by fighting for American jobs. He is using the bully pulpit to pres...

Lost In The Fifties, Middle America Needs STEM Education & Infrastructure

Paula Golden | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Paula Golden

At a post-mortem forum on the 2016 U.S. election, Mexico's former president Vicente Fox had choice words for those who elected Donald Trump. Yearning ...

The 'White Working Class' Is A Racist Invention

Les Leopold | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

History warns us to be very, very careful when using the phrase “white working class.” The reason has nothing to do with political correctness. Ra...

In Manufacturing, Closing A Skills Gap Requires Fixing An Image Problem

Vicki Holt | Posted 12.21.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

Manufacturers across the U.S. are all too familiar with the challenge of finding the skilled workers they need.

Trump Must Confront Massive Institutional Free-Trade Bias in Order to Balance Trade, Create Jobs

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

It's a tricky ride, and one fraught with political and economic conflict. But it's a necessary one in order for President Trump to keep his promises, rebuild a preeminent U.S. economy, and create good jobs and a higher standard of living for all Americans.

How IoT can keep manufacturing moving in times of uncertainty

Adi Gaskell | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

There has been a great deal written in recent months about the impact of political movements such as the Trump presidency and the British exit from th...

These Charts Show Why Trump's Dismantling of Trade Deals Won't Bring Most Jobs Back

Edwin G. Dolan | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Edwin G. Dolan

Dramatic promises to restrict international trade were a signature element of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. So far, he seems to be following...

Top five reasons I'm thankful to advocate for wind energy

Tom Kiernan | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Tom Kiernan

This holiday season I'm thankful that through my work leading this homegrown industry, I constantly meet communities and people whose lives have been ...

Angry White Men Triumphant

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the past eight years, America has had an African-American president. Faced with the prospect of a white woman succeeding him, America instead just elected an angry white man as president. Call it the triumph of angry white men everywhere.

Factory Floors -- Don't Fear The Robots

Mona Bijoor | Posted 10.28.2016 | Technology
Mona Bijoor

"Made in the USA" is a label I haven't seen on clothes since the early 90s. With the exception of brands who enthusiastically advertise their domestic...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing: Memos to the Next President

Sridhar Kota | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Sridhar Kota

On January 20, 2017--after the speeches, parades, and parties end--the next president will sit down, start sifting through a seemingly endless trove of briefing binders, and begin making difficult decisions that will shape the future of the world.  

U.S. Manufacturing, Alexander Hamilton, and the Presidential Election

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

In addition to giving rise to a great Broadway hip-hop play, Alexander Hamilton was the founding father of the U.S. pro-manufacturing movement. In 1791, he wrote a report to the Congress extolling the virtues of U.S. manufacturing.

Trump, Yesterday and Buggy Whips

Edward Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It was quite obvious at Monday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that globalization -- an issue too hard to explain in a sound bite -- is The Issue of the election.

In Response To The First Presidential Debate: The Silicon Valley Buzz On Manufacturing

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Mamas

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spent time discussing the loss of American manufacturing jobs in last night's presidential debate. In a recent trip to the San Francisco Bay area, I met with some Silicon Valley professionals.

This Is China, Not Italy

Simone Cipriani | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Simone Cipriani

"All we get is inspections. We are assaulted and robbed. The inspectors only want to get paid, but nobody protects us."

Could This Be The Future Engine Of Development In Africa?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.05.2016 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The conventional map of Africa's development path went more or less like this: transfers of capital and technology would ease people out of farming and into factory jobs around cities, while income from the extraction of oil, gas, and minerals would help governments pay for education, health, and infrastructure.

This Day, Some Well-Earned Respect For Factory Workers

Scott Paul | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

Workers deserve more than lip service. They deserve economic opportunity, and they deserve respect. What should that mean for politicians? Practice what you preach.

California : Call the Question

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

The eyes, and the hopes, of climate advocates everywhere should be focused for the next two weeks on California.   Our prospects for breakthrough cli...

Free Trade Bromides Wrecking America

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

Free trade not only cures cancer but also prevents aging! That should have been the lede of Douglas E. Schoen's Fox News recent op-ed this explaining his boundless, fact-challenged enthusiasm for free trade.

Sustainability, Meet Digital Manufacturing

Vicki Holt | Posted 08.04.2016 | Technology
Vicki Holt

For more than a decade, manufacturing companies have inched toward sustainability through improved business practices. They've cut emissions, implemented predictive machine maintenance and moved toward environmentally friendly chemicals and packaging.

Hillary Clinton's Evasive, New Non-Policy On Trade.

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

We have Trump offering quite specific policies, and taking extreme heat for them. Hillary Clinton's strategy is, apparently, not to be pinned down. In other words, she has adopted a political strategy, not a substantive one.

Is the Future of Manufacturing Local?

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

American manufacturing is seeing a growing resurgence. While some retail companies like American Apparel have long produced products on U.S. soil, a new breed of companies are seeking to take advantage of American ingenuity and manufacturing prowess to produce high quality products locally.

Live From A Contentious Convention, It's The Alliance For American Manufacturing

Scott Paul | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

Our logic for participating is simple: If there were ever a presidential contest where the issues demanded our presence at a political convention, this is the one.