Friends of Manufacturing

This election, candidates must get serious about manufacturing (


As we stand poised on the threshold of electing a new president, the conversation around job creation must focus on strengthening the environment for American manufacturing. 

Before debating how to best propel U.S. manufacturing into a true renaissance, candidates should also disavow a few common misconceptions about the modern manufacturing environment. If the word “manufacturing” conjures up images of an outdated factory, or unskilled workers toiling over mundane tasks to create identical widgets, I have a message: 1970 called, and it wants its cliché back.