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Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), co-chairs of the House Manufacturing Caucus, participated in a round table discussion with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Board of Directors during the Winter Board Meeting on February 6 in Washington, D.C.
"With America Makes, the goal of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute is to broaden our voice to be more indicative and inclusive of all of the innovative people in our country—whether they are hobbyists or entrepreneurs or they work in industry, academia, and government," said Ed Morris, Director.
“Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region expanded more than projected in October, a sign factories are sustaining the momentum gained prior to the partial federal shutdown that ended today.”
“The faster-than-expected auto-industry rebound in the U.S. has been a bright spot for U.S. and other car makers coping with slumping demand in Europe and uncertainty in some big developing markets.”
“Recent studies suggest a resurgence in manufacturing could be on the horizon. More than half of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to bring production back to the U.S.
“Faster growth in manufacturing, which accounts for about 12 percent of the economy, depends on how quickly confidence is restored in the aftermath of a budget battle that shut down the government for half of this month. Results from Ford Motor Co.
“When thinking of New York’s economy, many people picture the skyscrapers that line Wall Street and the bankers and financiers who inhabit them. But a robust manufacturing sector has always been an important part of the state’s economic mix, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of economic growth.
“Over the past three decades, Tennessee has become the South’s automotive manufacturing industry leader, according to a recent report by the Brookings Institution. The industry is an immense driver of our economy — employing nearly 100,000 Tennesseans and accounting for a third of all of the state’s manufacturing jobs.”
“Area industry leader Chris Napoleon equates part of his job—as a recruiter of up-and-coming talent – to that of a pro sports scout. His battle involved watching over local students who show interest and potential in manufacturing careers.
"You can do almost anything within manufacturing, but you have to understand how manufacturing works. Today's manufacturing operates very complex equipment," Isbister said, noting students should not only focus on math but should have a broad-based education to be attractive to employers.