Friends of Manufacturing

The Importance of Fair and Free Trade


Manufacturers in the U.S. make innovative and high-quality products that consumers need and depend on, like Ford pickup trucks, Caterpillar bulldozers, Boeing airplanes, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. However, 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States. We simply can’t compete unless we have fair trade agreements that allow businesses to connect with consumers abroad and give manufacturers a boost against global competition for jobs and investment. If we don’t write the rules, countries like China and India will, stacking the deck against manufacturers in the U.S. and shutting us out of the best global markets.

About Friends of Manufacturing

Friends of Manufacturing knows the vital role that manufacturing plays in each and every community, big or small, throughout the United States.  We believe that everyone, from the machine operator, to the small business owner, to the millions of Americans who want to make Manufacturing in America everything it can be, should have a say in government policies that affect their livelihood.  We’ll let you know when issues that are critical to our well-being are being debated in Washington. And we’ll let you know what you can do about it.  With your help, we can make Manufacturing in America as strong as it can be, for our communities, for our workers, and for our future.